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Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets drops back to pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Geno Smith And The Jets Win Opening Weekend Thriller Over Bucs 18-17

Rookie quarterback Geno Smith engineered a late drive, as Nick Folk kicked home the game-winning field goal. The Jets defeated the Bucs 18-17 on Sunday.


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Jets’ Folk Leads Dramatic Improvement In NFL Kickers

Football players on both sides have gotten bigger, faster and stronger over the years, so the yards per carry or catch stay largely the same from one era to the next. Not so the numbers in the kicking game.