The defending NFL champion Baltimore Ravens will be sitting at home for the playoffs.
Rex Ryan and the Jets finished strong by defeating the Dolphins 20-7 and ended the 2013 season with an 8-8 record.
According to an NFL executive, the Jets will likely opt to bring back Rex Ryan. Neither general manager John Idzik nor owner Woody Johnson have commented on the head coach’s job security.
Rex Ryan won’t take satisfaction if the Jets eliminate the Dolphins. “If you’re not in it, it really doesn’t matter,” Ryan said. “The fact that you’re not in it is painful enough. You’re not going to derive pleasure from knocking someone out.”
If Rex Ryan knows what his future holds with the New York Jets, he’s not letting on. Ryan was loose and playful after the Jets’ final full practice Friday, appearing anything but a coach on the hot seat.
Tony Romo tossed two interceptions in the final three minutes and the Cowboys (7-7) blew a chance to pull even with Philadelphia in the NFC East, remaining a game behind with two to play.
Kellen Winslow reportedly predicted on Twitter that he expects the Patriots and Broncos to reach the AFC Championship game.
Geno Smith was 4 for 10 for 29 yards with an interception and an 8.3 quarterback rating before being replaced by Simms.
All three warmed up about two hours before kickoff, with general manager John Idzik watching.
The winner Sunday will walk out of MetLife Stadium with its postseason hopes still intact.
Gang Green could be without two key cogs in their passing game on Sunday. Can Geno Smith find a way to get the offense in sync?
Antonio Cromartie has not practiced for the second straight day because of an ailing hip. His status remains uncertain for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.
The first game will be played in Week 4 on Sept. 28, with the Oakland Raiders facing the Miami Dolphins. A month later, in Week 8, the Atlanta Falcons will play the Detroit Lions on Oct. 26.
Rookie quarterback Geno Smith has struggled mightily lately, having completed 25 passes in his past three games. That’s 25 total — eight against New Orleans, eight at Buffalo and nine against Baltimore.
Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie did not practice because of an ailing hip. He could be a game-time decision Sunday against the Dolphins.