The Jets (6-8) will be eliminated from playoff contention if Baltimore wins at Detroit on Monday night. “This one would be Ripley’s if we pull it off,” head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday.
The fading Jets are now 6-8 after their 30-20 loss to the Panthers. Their playoff hopes are on life support.
The Jets coach said this week he’s talked at length to his brother Rob, defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, about stopping Cam Newton and the Panthers.
Chris Ivory is establishing a reputation for being one of the most physical players in the NFL. From dragging players to powering through tackle attempts, Ivory is one tough guy to bring down.
Gang Green enters this game relatively healthy. Can the Jets find a way to beat one of the league’s best teams?
The Panthers’ second-ranked defense is just too tough and they are going to make life miserable for Geno Smith.
Antonio Cromartie has his sights set on playing Sunday. Now, it’s up to the doctors.
New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes might have provided the Carolina Panthers with some bulletin board material.
“I don’t know. We’ll see,” coach Rex Ryan said. “Obviously, we’d like to get him out here if he can play and can be effective.”
Jets coach Rex Ryan knows his team needs a win on Sunday to remain legitimate contenders in the AFC playoff picture. But that won’t be easy against 9-4 Carolina.
The last time the Jets won consecutive games was just a shade over a year ago. If they want to keep their playoff hopes alive they will almost certainly have to do it again, for starters.
It was uncertain exactly when Cromartie was hurt, but he and teammate Ed Reed smacked into each other while trying to defend a pass to Rod Streater in the third quarter Sunday.
Geno Smith took some razzing from his coaches as they watched film of New York’s victory. This time, it wasn’t for a turnover. It was for the rookie quarterback acting like a tough guy.
Giants linebacker Jon Beason could be in for a huge payday. He’s helped hold the Giants’ defense together.
The Carolina Panthers topped the New England Patriots 24-20 Monday night for their sixth straight victory.