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Geno Smith (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Be Optimistic All You Want, But Ultimately They’re Still The Jets

I’m not dismissing the possibility that the Jets will roll over the Raiders and their rookie quarterback, but I’ve been fooled so many times in the past that the following tenet is ingrained in my soul: Beware of high expectations.

09/05/2014

Geno Smith and Rex Ryan (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Palladino: Geno, Rex Can’t Let Beatable Oakland Take Opener

The road begins Sunday. Wherever it leads, whatever it holds in store for coach and quarterback, the Raiders game will give fans a good idea of it.

09/05/2014

Eric Decker (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images), Chris Johnson (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Don’t Sleep On This Offense: Jets Set To Deploy New Playmakers Vs. Raiders

The wish list for the Jets’ offense was simple, yet ambitious. Playmakers — real difference makers — were needed, and general manager John Idzik went shopping during the offseason.

09/05/2014

Head coach Rex Ryan greets Dee Milliner during the Jets’ game against the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 1, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets’ Rex: Dee Milliner’s Status ‘A Concern’ As Opener Nears

If it were up to Milliner, he would be manning his usual spot in the Jets’ secondary in the season opener. His left ankle, though, might keep him on the sideline.

09/04/2014

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images); Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Jets’ D Has Message For Raiders’ Rookie QB Carr: We’re Coming After You

Despite beating the Raiders by 10 points last season, the Jets said they came away from the game feeling like they only completed half of their mission. That’s because Oakland ran all over their stout and prideful defense.

09/03/2014

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Is Sunday’s Game Against The Raiders A Must-Win For The Jets?

Ever think that an NFL team could face a “must win” situation in Week 1 of a 16-game season? Well, for the New York Jets that could very well be the case as the team faces a daunting schedule in Weeks 2 through 7 and cannot afford a slow start.

09/03/2014

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Will The Raiders Be Able To Ruin The Jets’ Home Opener?

The Jets enter the season opener as a young team with potential while the Raiders are looking to stray away from their losing ways after spending excessively in free agency.

09/02/2014

Raiders QB Derek Carr (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images), Jets head coach Rex Ryan (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Jets To Face Rookie QB Derek Carr In Opener Vs. Raiders

Carr played well in the preseason, completing 66.7 percent of his passes with four touchdowns. He’ll line up against a Jets defense that has serious questions in the secondary.

09/02/2014

Blake Bortles (Photo Credit: John Konstantaras)

5 Worst Teams In NFL Heading Into 2014 Season

Let’s take a look at who the five worst teams will be heading into the 2014 NFL season.

08/19/2014

Tight end Brent Celek #87 of the Philadelphia Eagles gets caught by safety Charles Woodson #24 on a catch for 24-yards in the second quarter on November 3, 2013 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Eagles won 49-20. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Charles Woodson Must Lead The Oakland Defense To New Heights In 2014

Even though he will be 38 in October and well past his prime, safety Charles Woodson has the ability to lead the Oakland Raiders defense this season to a level the team hasn’t seen in awhile.

08/19/2014

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: A fan reacts as Johnny Manziel of the Texas A&M Aggies is picked #22 overall by the Cleveland Browns during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City.

8 People In Sports Who Need To Be Doused With Ice Water

Everyone’s taking up the ice bucket challenge. But some people in the sports world need ice water dumped on them.

08/15/2014

Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns runs a play during training camp at the Cleveland Browns training facility on July 26, 2014 in Berea, Ohio. (credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

8 Most Scenic NFL Team Training Camp Locations

In addition to working on memorizing new plays, making improvements and focusing on their skill sets – these guys are also taking in nature. From the mountains to the sea, these teams weren’t just getting their workout on, they’re training in some of the most scenic places in the U.S.

07/31/2014

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5 Biggest NFL Training Camp Storylines

With NFL training camp underway, let’s look at the biggest storylines to watch for in camp the next month.

07/28/2014

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 15: EJ Manuel #3 of the Buffalo Bills attempts a pass during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 15, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida.

5 NFL Teams Already Out Of Contention For 2014 Season

Every NFL team has a chance… theoretically. But these 5 teams might as well pack it in until 2015.

07/24/2014

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The 5 Dirtiest Players In Football History

Here is a list of the dirtiest players of football history.

07/03/2014

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