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New York Jets
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The question isn't whether it's a surprise that, five games into the season, the Jets are a full three wins ahead of the Giants in the insignificant-but-significant two-horse race that is New York football.
The question is: Did anyone think that the Jets would be better than the Giants? A single person? Would anybody, in August 2013, have been willing to put down money on the Jets ending the season with a superior record?
I'm guessing not.
And this isn't through any great sin or ignorance of the football-spectator world-at-large. It's because, at the beginning of the season, the Giants were only one year removed from a Super Bowl win and coming off a disappointing, but still capable, 9-7 season.
The Jets, meanwhile, were a spiraling mess, consumed by a quarterback controversy during training camp, freshly without the best defensive player in franchise history, their coach the constant object of criticism.
The rest of the roster was a mix of unproven youth --...
BEST OF MAXIM
The bar for rookie quarterbacks is at an all time high after the seasons that Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson had last year. This season the New York Jets entered the year being looked at as a joke. The Jets had question marks all over their offense, especially at the quarterback position. Many predicted the Jets would be the worst team in the league at the...
Leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft, most draft analysts and NFL teams were excited by the talent West Virginia’s Geno Smith possessed and displayed throughout his college career. Smith showed the ball placement, confidence, and athleticism to step in early in his career and have success.
But, for reasons that may stem from his college scheme or his “character concerns”,...
Rookie New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has been very impressive so far this season, but this front page headline on New York’s Daily News is eerily similar to the one featuring Mark Sanchez after his debut with the Jets. Hopefully this is just a coincidence and Smith will continue to develop and finally get that awful Sanchez taste out of the mouths of Jets fans.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off their bye week. They are 0-4. The New York Jets are coming off a come back victory over the Atlanta Falcons. They are a surprising 3-2. Here are three bold predictions:Geno Smith will have less interceptions than Ben RoethlisbergerGoing into last week Smith was tied for a league high 11 turnovers including eight interceptions. Roethlisberger...
After a chaotic off-season where everyone had written them off, the New York Jets have started the 2013 season 3-2 and second place in the AFC East. Starting QB Geno Smith didn’t have the best preseason, so no one foresaw the kind of performance that Smith has given of late. Now Bleacher Report has gotten wind of something that might disturb Jets fans and take away from the pleasant...
BY SEAN DONOVANRookie quarterback Geno Smith has a lot yet to prove as the New York Jets' franchise quarterback, but he showed this week that he won't be one to shy away from a big stage.Smith's steady hand keyed a late scoring drive that edged the Jets over the host Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football, 30-28. After the game, Smith described what was going through...
Geno Smith's Monday night performance not only won over critics and headline writers it also earned him the AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for Week 5.
Smith completed 16 of 20 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns but it was his poise down the stretch leading the New York Jets to a 30-28 last-second victory over the Atlanta Falcons that most likely earned him the...
The New York Jets traveled to Atlanta to meet the Falcons. The Jets entered the game a 10-point underdog. They left the game with a two point win. Who knew?Here are three things we do know:Geno Smith are you for real?Last week against the Tennessee Titans, Smith committed two turnovers. It started with an interception with his first pass from scrimmage and just got worse.What a...
Geno Smith wasn't flustered. Not after all the mistakes in his first four games. Not after the Atlanta Falcons went ahead on a touchdown with less than 2 minutes remaining.
Looking like a wily ol' veteran instead of a rookie, Smith calmly guided the New York Jets to another victory.
Smith threw three touchdown passes and directed a drive that set up Nick Folk's 43-yard...
In what was arguably their best regular season win since the beginning of the 2011 season, the New York Jets knocked off the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football, 30-28. Yes, those New York Jets are 3-2. Rex Ryan, the lame duck coach who is just waiting to be fired. Geno Smith, the bum rookie who should be benched for Matt Simms…and the rest of the gang continues to win football...
Off The Wire: Week 6 spotlights some New York Jets and digs up some dirt on a couple of guys that are doing well in the absence of key players on their team. Some of these players have been waiting to break out, so let’s see if you agree.
Geno Smith passed for 199 yards and three touchdowns in Monday’s underdog triumph at Atlanta. He completed 16 passes in 20 attempts...
The final game of week five for the 2013 NFL season gets underway this evening. This Monday Night Football game features one team which is really underachieving and one team that seems to be surprising the NFL world. The Atlanta Falcons enter this game with a 1-3 record and have lost three games by a combined 17 points. The New York Jets, starting a rookie quarterback have really...
Week 5: @ Atlanta Falcons
Geno Smith went 16 for 20 (67%), 199 yards, and 3 TD, as well as rushing 3 times for 21 yards. Bilal Powell led the way on the ground with 38 rushing yards on 12 carries. Geno’s two favorite targets, in Week 5, were Jeff Cumberland (3 rec, 79 yards, 1 TD) and Jeremy Kerley (5 rec, 68 yards, 1 TD).
The defense held Atlanta to 299 passing yards...
Nobody thought the Jets stood a chance to complete at a high level this season. In fact, Pro Football Spot contributors dubbed the Jets a last place team, bar none. It was presumed that Gang Green would struggle to mount a pathetic total of two wins in 2013, courtesy of ill-informed fandom seemingly generated from an infamous highlight: the Butt Fumble.The Jets surpassed PFS predictions...
By Jeremy Hritz
Dick LeBeau’s defense has had much success against rookie quarterbacks, losing only two games against Troy Smith and the Baltimore Ravens in 2007, and in 2012 against Brandon Weedon and the Cleveland Browns. Heading into Sunday’s game against the New York Jets, LeBeau and his boys will line up across from former Mountaineer Geno Smith in hopes of not only increasing...