The Jets (4-9) against the Houston Texans (9-4) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4:30 p.m. ET.
The Jets and Texans will be just a few degrees away from a snow game … but it doesn't look like they're going to make it. Temperatures should be above 40 at kickoff but will drop through the mid-30s as the game goes on. There is also plenty of rain sprinkled into the forecast throughout the night.
WHAT IT MEANS
They showed a little pride earlier this week against the Bills, but in the process they blew a chance to gain control of their destiny in the race for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. They're only one game behind the Cardinals, Raiders and 49ers in that race, though. So a loss to the Texans here and they're right back in it.
The Jets ruled running back Isaiah Crowell and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa out for Saturday's game against the Texans, while outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins will be a game-time decision.
Crowell left Sunday's 27-23 win over the Bills in the first half with a foot injury and did not return. Elijah McGuire recorded 60 rushing yards and 23 receiving yards in Crowell's absence, scoring the game-winning 1-yard rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Enunwa did not practice on Tuesday or Wednesday with an ankle injury. He missed two games in October with a sprained ankle.
The Giants (0-2) at the Houston Texans (0-2) at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. ET.
The temperatures should be in the upper 80s and will feel much hotter than that, and there is the possibility of thunderstorms. So yeah, they're probably going to close the roof.
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Former Jets safety Marcus Gilchrist signed a one-year deal with the Houston Texans, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Gilchrist, 28, recorded 55 combined tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble in 13 games with New York last season.
The Jets released Gilchrist, who was due $6 million this season, in May after they drafted safeties Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye.
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Two New York Giants assistant coaches will join the Houston Texans' coaching staff.
Former Giants wide receivers coach Sean Ryan will become the Texans' wide receivers coach, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport (Jan. 15), while special teams assistant Larry Izzo will become Houston's special teams coordinator, according to FoxSports.com's Peter Schrager (Jan. 15).
Ryan was on Tom Coughlin's staff for nine years, including two different stints as wide receivers coach. He helped develop players like Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz and Mario Manningham in his first stint from 2010 to 2011, then helped Odell Beckham Jr. grow into a star receiver in 2014 and 2015.
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For all the changes the Jets made this offseason, yesterday's loss and the struggles over the past few weeks had a familiar feel to them.
However, if I told you at the start of the season that the Jets would be without Nick Mangold, Sheldon Richardson and Darrelle Revis during a November road game against a team leading their division, would you really have expected anything better than a competitive loss?
Right now, the Jets are victims of their own early-season success because the 4-1 start placed unrealistic expectations on the team. At the same time, they're not as bad as this 1-4 stretch would suggest either.
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Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett are deep in the heart of a losing streak, as they take calls and comments after the Jets dropped Sunday's tilt with the Texans.
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The high motor. The athleticism. The desire to win every play in every game.
"He plays hard every snap in practice, too," said Fitzpatrick, traded by the Texans to the New York Jets in March. "But it was a big difference when you're wearing a red (no-contact) jersey and he's not allowed to hit you versus when you're out there and the lights are on."
Paul Schwartz, New York Post: This is the most balanced team the Giants have faced thus far, and they will have to be at their very best to leave Texas with a victory. Don?t like how hobbled Bradshaw seems to be, still too many elements (special teams, turnovers) lacking consistency and return of linebacker Brian Cushing should inspire home team. TEXANS 24, GIANTS 20
In the Daily News, Ralph Vacchiano?takes a look at the increased role of rookie Jason Pierre-Paul.
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The Giants receivers believe they can take advantage of a shaky Houston secondary that has given up eight passing touchdowns already this season. New York enters the game No. 9 in the NFL in passing yards per contest with 235.5.
Houston is allowing 337. 8 passing yards per contest, the worst in the NFL by over 30 yards. Overall, the team is allowing opponents to rack up 408 yards per game. In their four games, opposing quarterbacks have thrown for: 433, 426, 284 and 278 passing yards. While some of that passing yardage can be attributed to teams falling behind and having to try and keep pace with Houston?s potent offense, it doesn?t account for the all-around struggles in the secondary.
After ransacking the Bears' pass-happy attack with 10 sacks against Mike Martz's swiss cheese line, the Giants take on what defensive coordinator Perry Fewell calls the most balanced offense they have faced so far. The Texans average 415.5 yards per game behind quarterback Matt Schaub and wide receiver Andre Johnson (game-time decision)?but it all starts with a precision rushing attack that averages 172 yards a game.That rushing attack is led by Arian Foster, who?is tops in the NFL in rushing (134.3 yards per game), total yards from scrimmage (172.3) and first downs gained (35). Houston is averaging 27 points a game, but they've also given up, on average,?25.5 points and 408 total yards (last in the NFL).
Also for Houston, wide receiver Andre Johnson is expected to be a game-time decision. Johnson sat out last Sunday's win over the Raiders due to a sprained right ankle. Jacoby Jones, who has 14 catches this year, may be sidelined with a strained calf muscle.