Found October 08, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
ESPN Former Louisville running back Bilal Powell is off to best season in the NFL. In five games with the New York Jets, Powell is averaging 66 yards per contest and has rushed for a total of 253 yards in their last three games. Powell was held to just 38-yards in last night’s 30-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons, but had a key six yard run at the very end of the game to set-up a 43-yard game winning field goal from Jets kicker Nick Folk. Stats might not show it, but Powell has been one of the more valuable backs in the league this season. The former Cardinal is seventh in the league in missed tackles and is ranked ahead of guys like Maurice Jones Drew and Darren McFadden. In five games, Powell has had over 150-yards after contact, which ranks in the top ten in the NFL. Jets head coach Rex Ryan has talked very highly of Powell throughout the season, particularly after last night’s win. “If Bilal Powell isn’t the most underrated player in the league I don’t know who is,” Ryan told the ...

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Initial Reaction – Hello World! New York Jets Drop Falcons 30-28

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GIF: Mark Sanchez remembers what it’s like to win

Mark Sanchez and Rex Ryan cheer after the New York Jets defeat the Atlanta Falcons on a game-winning field goal. All that's missing is a hug.


The New York Jets (3-2) marched into the Georgia Dome last night and discombobulated the Atlanta Falcons’ season with a 30-28 victory, despite the overwhelming expectation from the NFL masses to not only lose on the road, but to be beaten badly by a desperate team. The Falcons (1-4) were down a few players to injury, and had lost three of their first four games to open the season...
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