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While today was a literal win for the New York Jets, 37-27 over the Oakland Raiders, the more important development was the positive performance of rookie quarterback Geno Smith and rookie cornerback Dee Milliner. Keeping in mind they were playing a mediocre team, the Jets had a strong offensive and special teams performance today, with a disappointing outing defensively. A win is a win and it was nice to see them snap their three game losing streak, especially while putting up nearly twice as many points in a single game than they did the past three games combined.
Smith threw an ugly early interception but was able to bounce back and by the end of the game was playing with much more confidence than we’ve seen from him in over a month. He finished 16/25 for 219 yards with a touchdown and also racked up 50 yards rushing with a touchdown. In terms of running the ball, Smith was decisive and showed excellent agility in the open field, particularly on a 32 yard scamper in the second half. He threw the ball better as the game went on and was very efficient on third down.
The return of a healthy Jeremy Kerley, put together with Santonio Holmes (3 receptions, 55 yards) and Kellen Winslow Jr (3 receptions, 61 yards) also being out there was clearly a boost to the Jets offense. Kerley returned with a bang, finishing with 4 receptions for 41 yards and a touchdown. Smith floated up a pass into double coverage for Kerley in the end-zone and he went up and made a play for him. It has been a long time since a Jets wide receiver has done that for his quarterback. In that same instance, a player like Stephen Hill goes up to catch the ball with his chest, instead of attacking the ball at the highest point like Kerley did and the ball is intercepted. David Nelson also chipped in 4 receptions for 32 yards, in a balanced performance from the Jets pass catchers.
Chris Ivory further cemented himself as the team’s lead back with 76 yards on 18 yards, including a highlight reel 15 yard touchdown run where he seemed to break a tackle from everybody on the Raiders defense. Outside of a few misses from Brian Winters, who continues to struggle, this was a solid day for the Jets offensive line.
Special teams showed up in a big way today. Antonio Allen (who finally started to get more playing time again on defense, which was much deserved) blocked a punt and fell on it for a touchdown. Ryan Quigley also pinned the Raiders inside the 1 yard line with a punt and the Jets coverage units were very good on both kicks and punts.
After a strong first half, the Jets had a let down in the second half. Their usually dominant run defense allowed a long Marcel Reese touchdown run. They then allowed a long touchdown pass to Rod Streater when Ed Reed took out Antonio Cromartie by accident. Cromartie continued his awful season and it remains a mystery why Darrin Walls does not play over him. At least Rex Ryan cut back Reed’s role on the defense in favor of Allen.
Dee Milliner took a step in the right direction, showing better technique and awareness than we’ve seen in recent weeks. The secondary continues to have issues overall though as this was a tough game for Dawan Landry and there remained breakdowns in the passing game. Oakland should not be able to score 24 second half points on you.
Like we said earlier, a win is a win and we won’t sleep on the Jets beating a team they should at home. However, the schedule gets much tougher in the final 3 weeks. Carolina is one of the league’s best teams and has an elite defense. Cleveland is better than their 4-9 record indicates and also has one of the better defenses in football. Finally, Miami is likely to be playing for a playoff spot in week 17 and always presents a challenge. Let’s see if the Jets can handle a little success and turn some heads next week in Carolina as a heavy underdog.
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ There were 10 minutes left in Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders when Geno Smith sensed the pocket collapsing and took off.He darted across midfield, past a diving defender and along the sideline for 32 yards and a key first down. Just before the play ended, however, he made a telling decision. A decision his running back would later call, "...
“NFL investigations, oh, don’t make me laugh. FBI investigation, we stood up to that.” – Jay Z
Jay Z has been cleared of anything wrong doing by the NFL’s Players Association, following an investigation for the recruitment of Jets rookie QB Geno Smith. Jay was accused of violating the “runner rule”. Jay, whose real name is Shawn Carter, is not a certified NFL agent...
Geno Smith did it all for the New York Jets' suddenly resurgent offense.
A week after being benched, the rookie quarterback threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score. The Jets set a season high for points and stopped a three-game skid with a 37-27 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Chris Ivory had a touchdown run, Nick Folk kicked three field goals and Antonio...
“NFL investigations, oh, don’t make me laugh.”
Jay Z “La Familia”
Looks like Hov was right….
The NFL Players Association has cleared rapper Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports and agent Kim Miale of wrongdoing in the recruitment of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.
According to the person, who spoke on condition...
The New York Jets snapped their three game losing streak Sunday with a 37-27 win over the (4-9) Oakland Raiders. The win puts the Jets at (5-7) one game behind the Baltimore Ravens for the 6th seed in the AFC.
Geno Smith bounced back after a rough couple weeks and recorded the best QBR of his young career
Geno Smith bounced back after a tough stretch with a solid performance. The...
The reported $240 million deal Jay Z landed for free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano on Friday was just the first good news of the day for the rapper/agent.
The NFLPA has determined that Jay Z's sports management company, Roc Nation Sports, followed the rules and legally recruited quarterback Geno Smith as a client last spring, per an official familiar with the case.
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Geno Smith says Monday that spirits are higher in the locker room after the Jets snapped a three-game skid with a 37-27 win over the Oakland Raiders. He had his best game in weeks, throwing for a touchdown and...
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When you’re the Jets and your improbable playoff dream lives only through the grace of advanced mathematics after last week’s miserable loss that included rookie quarterback Geno Smith’s second half benching, you need a feel good remedy, something to lift the spirits.
Something like the Oakland Raiders for an opponent.
The positive vibes from the Jets’ 37-27 victory over...
For anyone who counts themself among the many, die-hard sports fans of New York-based teams, the past week has consisted of little more than an uncharacteristically familiar sense of loss and ongoing disappointment, stemming from the actions of the franchises you’ve come to love and some of the players you’ve watched for years. But as the Yankees said goodbye to the irreplaceable...
BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets all but officially crushed their own playoff hopes last week with their third loss in a row in yet another pathetic showing -- that time at the hands of the rival Miami Dolphins.Gang Green (5-7), who are still mathematically alive but realistically dead, play host to the Oakland Raiders Sunday in a battle of mediocrity. And that's putting it...
Rookie quarterback Geno Smith had struggled on a massive level during the Jets’ ugly three-game losing streak, but was a pivotal proponent of New York’s success on offense against a banged-up Raiders’ squad.Smith completed more than 60 percent of his pass attempts for just the fifth time this season. He also threw a touchdown pass for the first time since Week 7, finding slot...
A good day for Jay Z and Roc Nation just got even better.
Hours after finishing off a 10-year, $240 million deal for Robinson Cano with the Seattle Mariners, the rap mogul's firm learned the NFL Players Association found no violations of the union's regulations in the recruitment of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith, based on an email sent by the NFLPA to all agents that...
Oakland Raiders (4-8) at New York Jets (5-7)
The Jets may be 5-7, but they are among the worst teams in the NFL. They have the NFL’s 2nd worst point differential as their 5 wins have come by a combined 19 points, while their 7 losses have come by a combined 140 points. They’ve lost their last 3 games by the combined score of 79-20 and Geno Smith has completed 29 of 74 for 374...
We are at Met life Stadium for this game the Dolphins and the Jets
Miami is wearing their White Uniforms with the Teal and Orange Trim with the Jets wearing their Green and White jerseys with white pants and Helmets.
The jets are kicking off the Miami so lets head to the first quarter.
FLAG - Holding on the Receiving team (Miami) backed...