During the season, Bent's Game Analysis charts games for some of the Jets' upcoming opponents, enabling a break down of what to watch out for on gameday...

While it's still early in the season, we can look back at the first two games to get a handle on how this Bills team compares to those of the past few seasons.

After the jump, I break down the positional groupings (BGA-style!) to try and highlight what the Jets need to look out for.

Quarterbacks

While the Bills are a familiar foe, the first of many changes is at the quarterback position. Rookie EJ Manuel has made a pretty good start to his career with a 96.3 rating through two games and (just like his rookie counterpart on the Jets) a fourth quarter comeback and a near-miss against the Pats to his name.

The new Bills offensive coordinator is Nathaniel Hackett, the son of former Jets' offensive coordinator Paul Hackett, and there are already signs that his system has shades of his father's dink-and-dunk style. Manuel has thrown 10 yards or more beyond the line of scrimmage just 16 times in two games, completing six. For perspective, Geno Smith is 12-for-25 on such throws. Smith has no touchdowns and three interceptions though, whereas Manuel has two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Perhaps more impressive than any of his other numbers is the fact that he's only been sacked once. He's also been effective when teams blitz; 7-for-12 with a touchdown, good for a 119.1 rating. Look for him to get rid of the ball when pressure comes. This might be where the Jets can set some traps in their secondary.

Offensive Line

It's all change on the offensive line for the Bills too. The personnel remains for the most part unchanged, but they have a new coach and perhaps a different philosophy. The old Bills blocked well as a unit and relied on Ryan Fitzpatrick either getting rid of the ball quickly or avoiding pressure with his legs to mitigate pressure despite a lack of elite individual talent.

The Bills return four starters from last year's group, but the one new starter, left guard Colin Brown, is a potential major weakness. Brown was a fifth round pick who had started just two NFL games in four previous seasons and he's had a rough time of it in his first two games. The Bills might need to help him out with double-team blocks, so the Jets might be well served lining Muhammad Wilkerson - who has also been drawing constant double teams - away from him, so that the Bills are forced to choose between leaving Brown to his own devices or trying to block Wilkerson one-on-one.

Of the four returning starters, second year man Cordy Glenn has the most talent and has made an outstanding start to this season with no pressure allowed. That's despite the fact that the Bills have only left an extra blocker in 13 times in two games (Jets: 46). Eric Wood, Erik Pears and Kraig Urbik fill out the other three spots. All three have been starters for the Bills since late in the 2010 season.

The Bills did pick up former Steelers utility man Doug Legursky in the offseason and he missed the first two games, but even if he's healthy, apparently they don't plan to start him over Brown. Legursky is listed as questionable and might not be much of an upgrade anyway, especially with the lack of chemistry he'll have with the other linemen.

Running Backs

The Jets know all about CJ Spiller, who rushed for 169 yards and a touchdown against them in last year's season opener and 103 yards against the Panthers last week. The Jets held him to 59 yards on 24 carries in their other meeting with the Bills last year, but he contributed in the passing game instead, with a 66-yard touchdown catch. The Jets have done a good job of setting the edge through the first couple of games, but most of Spiller's production this year has come rushing over the right side of the line, not to the outside.

Fred Jackson is 32 now, but one of the better backups in the NFL. You may be surprised to learn that Jackson has faced the Jets 10 times in his Bills career and has won just twice while averaging just 28 yards per game and 3.4 yards per carry. They also have Tashard Choice as cover. Frank "the Tank" Summers started at full back last week, just the fourth appearance of the fifth year pro's career.

Receivers

Stevie Johnson has long been a thorn in the side of the Jets, although the win over the Jets in last year's meaningless final game was his first as a Bill. A guy who gave Darrelle Revis issues over the years - although some of the damage was done while the Jets were in zone coverage - Johnson was able to rack up 111 yards on six catches in that final game. However, Antonio Cromartie was covering him most of the time and the damage was just four catches for 45 yards with Cromartie on him. Cromartie has made a slow start to the season, which he attributed this week to his hip injury, although he now says he's close to 100%. This could be a big match-up to watch.

Rookie Robert Woods scored a touchdown on his only catch in his NFL debut and then added four more catches and a two-point conversion last week. TJ Graham, who caught 31 passes last year, is the third receiver, but when the Bills go to three-wide sets, it's typically Johnson who is the slot guy, so Kyle Wilson could have an important role too.

Third round pick Marquise Goodwin - an Olympic sprinter - fumbled on his only NFL catch. He's out with a hand injury, anyway.

At tight end, Scott Chandler remains backed up by Lee Smith, just like last year.

Defensive Line

The big change on this side of the ball was the addition of Mike Pettine and the introduction of a defensive system with which Jets fans should be more than familiar. They've been blitzing a lot (37 times through two games - Jets: 23) and have recorded nine sacks and seven quarterback hits.

Pettine has something he never had as defensive coordinator with the Jets and that's an elite edge rushing talent, which was punctuated by Mario Williams' 4.5 sack performance last week. Williams had a lot of success against Byron Bell, but hopefully Austin Howard will handle the assignment better. Howard famously shut him down last year in his first game as a full-time starter, as Williams was outspoken in his complaints about Howard's physical play, then shut him down again in the final game of the year. Make no mistake though, Williams is a major threat, especially with Smith's propensity to hold the ball for too long. Oh, and I'm treating him as a lineman despite the fact he's listed as an outside linebacker because they run the same hybrid system as the Jets whereby the rush backer is more of a lineman than a linebacker, regardless of whether or not he plays with his hands in the dirt.

On the interior, the Bills are strong too. Kyle Williams is healthy again and always tough to move. Alongside him, Marcell Dareus is someone you can take advantage of in the running game, but he can get into the backfield and make plays.

The Mark Anderson experiment didn't work out, so the Bills are back to Alex Carrington as their other defensive end. The 2010 third round pick didn't start last year, but was in and out of the starting lineup in 2011, with six starts in total. He's another potential weak link.

In terms of backups, the best known is veteran Alan Branch, a former second round pick.

Linebackers

Opposite Mario Williams, the Bills have been starting Manny Lawson. Lawson was a first round pick in 2006, but has recorded just six sacks since 2009, despite starting 43 games. He's the Bryan Thomas of this defense, playing a variety of roles, although he is smaller than Thomas, so he probably won't play on the line as often.

On the inside, second round pick Kiko Alonso is already a three-down linebacker and leads the team with 11 solo tackles. Arthur Moats has been lining up alongside him. Moats is a versatile player, who was more of an OLB/DE in previous seasons. He barely played on the inside at all last year, so maybe this is an area in which the Jets can exploit the lack of experience.

The backups include former first round pick Jerry Hughes, old friend Jamaal Westerman and special teams specialist Nigel Bradham. They also have another former Jet in Marcus Dowtin, who had a great preseason, but has only played on special teams in the first two games.

Defensive Backs

Jairus Byrd is the star of the Bills secondary, but he's missed the first couple of games with a foot injury. He is set to return though - he's listed as questionable having been doubtful in the first two weeks.

With Byrd out, the Bills have been using last year's starting cornerback Aaron Williams at safety and he's been doing pretty well. The second round pick from 2011 is not going to move back to cornerback when Byrd returns, so it will be interesting to see whether he drops to the bench or Da'Norris Searcy does. Searcy was drafted in 2011 and made three starts as a rookie, but didn't start last year.

At cornerback, the Bills are a couple of men down. One of the players who remains out is Stephon Gilmore, last year's 10th overall pick and the player some Buffalo fans think will be Pettine's "Revis" in his version of Rex's defense. The Bills have been starting Leodis McKelvin - an even higher draft pick from five years ago who has failed to live up to expectations - and Justin Rogers - a 7th rounder from 2011, who mostly played in the slot last year.

Nickell Robey is the third cornerback and usually plays in the slot. He's an undrafted rookie. The third safety is another familiar face - former Jet Jim Leonhard.

Special Teams

The Bills kicker is Dan Carpenter who had a cup of coffee with the Jets in preseason. He's made three of four field goals so far this year. Shaun Powell returns as punter, after taking over the job as an undrafted rookie last year. In terms of returns, backup receiver Marcus Easley has been back deep (although Goodwin is listed as the #1), but every kickoff so far has been a touchback anyway. McKelvin has been returning punts, but Leonhard would be another option.

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I'll be back tomorrow to recap the game!

Stats from PFF were used in the completion of this article.

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New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty during the game against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Stan Szeto/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty during the game against the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Stan Szeto/USA TODAY Sports)

Jets coach Todd Bowles said QB Bryce Petty will be prepared to start this weekend when the team faces the Saints in New Orleans.

Petty was inserted into the starting role after QB Josh McCown was lost for the remainder of the season due to a hand injury.

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Dec 3, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) celebrates a two point conversion run by running back Elijah McGuire (25) (not shown) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports  (Ed Mulholland)
Dec 3, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) celebrates a two point conversion run by running back Elijah McGuire (25) (not shown) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

Jets QB Josh McCown was named a finalist for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. 

The award recognizes players who demonstrate the best on-field sportsmanship qualities that include fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition, according to USA Today. 

The other finalists include Browns T Joe Thomas, Chargers TE Antonio Gates, Redskins TE Vernon Davis, Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, Lions DT Haloti Ngata, 49ers T Joe Staley, and Chiefs QB Alex Smith. Staley, Smith and Kuechly have all been finalists in previous years.

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Who do the Jets turn to at QB? 00:02:20
The Daily News Live crew debates over who the Jets should start at quarterback with Josh McCown being ruled out for the rest of the season.

Jets QB Josh McCown is out for the rest of the season as he needs surgery on his broken left hand, according to head coach Todd Bowles. 

McCown suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Broncos. He walked off the field in obvious pain, and underwent X-rays during the game. He received a second opinion on the hand, and it was suggested he should get surgery to repair it. 

"It just sucks," McCown said emotionally after the game. 

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Any lingering hopes of the Jets remaining in playoff contention were put to rest by a struggling Broncos team that was met with scant resistance in their 23-0 win. This continues a season-long pattern of futility on the road for this Jets team, which drops to 5-8 on the year and now seems destined to end up 5-11 for the season season in a row.

Let's start this week by breaking down the performances on the offensive side of the ball:

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GEICO SportsNite: FNNY on Jets 00:03:08
The Football Night in New York crew break down the Jets ugly 23-0 loss to the Broncos in Denver on Sunday.

After Jets quarterback Josh McCown suffered a broken left hand in Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos, second-string quarterback Bryce Petty said he feels "ready" to step up for New York's Week 15 matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

"I am going to give my heart and soul and prepare for this week for New Orleans," Petty said, according to NJ.com's Connor Hughes. "Whatever happens in the future, happens, but all I can do is worry about things I can control. Whether Josh plays, or whether he doesn't, I am going to go in there prepared and ready to lead this team."

Given McCown's injury is on his non-throwing hand, it is unclear if he will play during the team's final three games of the season. Head coach Todd Bowles said McCown will undergo further tests this week to evaluate his status for the rest of the season.

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Bowles and McCown on 23-0 loss 00:02:13
Jets head coach Todd Bowles and quarterback Josh McCown talk about what went wrong for the Jets in their 23-0 loss to Denver.

Jets quarterback Josh McCown suffered a broken left hand in Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos, head coach Todd Bowles told reporters.

"It just sucks," an emotional McCown, who was brought to tears at the podium, said after the game.

McCown left the game late in the third quarter with the Jets trailing 20-0. He previously left the game in the first half after scrambling for a first down, but returned two plays later.

He walked off the field and underwent X-rays during the game. It is unclear if the injury will end McCown's season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. McCown will undergo further tests, Bowles said.

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Jets Post Game Overtime: 12/10 00:12:08
The Jets Post Game crew hands out its report cards after the Jets' defeat at the hands of the Denver Broncos, 23-0.

Bowles and McCown on 23-0 loss 00:02:13
Jets head coach Todd Bowles and quarterback Josh McCown talk about what went wrong for the Jets in their 23-0 loss to Denver.

The Jets recorded 100 yards of total offense and turned the ball over twice as they were shut out against Von Miller and the Denver Broncos, 23-0, Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Josh McCown threw an interception and lost a fumble before leaving the game late in the third quarter due to a left hand injury. Bryce Petty completed just two of nine passes for 14 yards in his absence.

Bilal Powell and Matt Forte combined for 48 rushing yards on 19 attempts, while Robby Anderson, who totaled 253 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the past two games, was limited to three catches for 27 yards.

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Adams on playing for Gang Green 00:02:14
Jets safety Jamal Adams sits with Jeane Coakley to discuss his relationship with Marcus Maye and what it's like to play for Todd Bowles.

New York Jets running back Matt Forte is tackled by Buffalo Bills free safety Jordan Poyer during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets running back Matt Forte is tackled by Buffalo Bills free safety Jordan Poyer during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports)

RB Matt Forte, G Brian Winters, and WR Robby Anderson are all active for the Jets on Sunday in their road matchup against the Denver Broncos. 

Anderson was questionable after being limited in practice due to a hamstring injury, while Forte has been hampered by a knee injury. Winters has dealt with an abdomen issue.

QB Christian Hackenberg, CB Derrick Jones, CB Jeremy Clark, OLB Freddie Bishop, LB Bruce Carter, OLB Ben Ijalana, and OL Jonotthan Harrison are inactive for the Jets.

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Vacchiano's 3 keys to a Jets win 00:01:49
SNY NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano gives his three keys to a New York Jets victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano gives his 3 keys to a Jets victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

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Jonas Schwartz and Willie Colon are back in the studio for another edition of The Jet Stream podcast, as they look back at an impressive victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. First, the guys welcome Connor Hughes of NJ.com to the show to discuss Todd Bowles' job security and the benching of Muhammad Wilkerson. Later, Jets safety Rontez Miles calls in to talk about Bowles and his two rookie teammates, Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye.

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New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

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THE GAME

The Jets (5-7) face the Denver Broncos (3-9) at Sports Authority field at Mile high in Denver, on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4:05 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER:

December in Denver is always a little nicer than I think it's going to be. Temperatures on Sunday should be slightly over 60 with light winds and sunny skies.

WHAT IT MEANS

It means everything to the Jets. They are two games behind the Baltimore Ravens in the race for the last wild-card spot in the AFC with only four games to play, so they can't afford any slip-ups. They also have to hope for some help because just to get to the Ravens, they have to jump over the Chargers, Bills and Raiders, who are all one game ahead of the Jets. It's not going to be easy. It's probably impossible. But the Jets have no shot if they don't win all four of their remaining games.

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GEICO SportsNite: Bowles elated 00:00:28
Todd Bowles gives the reaction of the season after a short press conference, and Ralph Vacchiano gives his three keys for a Jets win.

Jets head coach Todd Bowles was ecstatic about how short his post-practice press conference was on Friday. 

Bowles, who is usually reserved, couldn't hold in his happiness after the press didn't have any more questions for him.

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New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson catches a touchdown pass against Buffalo Bills corner back Tre'Davious White during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson catches a touchdown pass against Buffalo Bills corner back Tre'Davious White during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson will play in Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos despite being limited at practice on Thursday due to a hamstring injury, head coach Todd Bowles told reporters on Friday.

The Jets listed running back Matt Forte (knee) and offensive guard Brian Winters (abdomen, ankle) as questionable, while linebacker Bruce Carter was ruled out due to a groin injury.

 

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New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) talks to his line before the snap against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) talks to his line before the snap against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

The Jets (5-7) face the Denver Broncos (3-9) on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Here's what's going on today...

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GEICO SportsNite: McCown 00:03:38
The Football Night in New York crew discuss if Josh McCown will return to the Jets next season and debate Steve Spagnuolo's future.

The Football Night in New York crew discuss if Josh McCown will return to the Jets next season and debate Steve Spagnuolo's future.


New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) celebrates with wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) after Enunwa scored a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Ken Blaze)
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) celebrates with wide receiver Quincy Enunwa (81) after Enunwa scored a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Ken Blaze)

Jets WR Quincy Enunwa was named the Jets' nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, reports Sports Illustrated.

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Jets head coach Todd Bowles is not undermining the reeling Broncos ahead of the team's trip to Denver this weekend for a Sunday afternoon matchup.

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Jamal Adams on his rookie season 00:03:43
Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams sits down with SNY's Jeane Coakley to discuss his rookie season and his style both on and off the field.

Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams sits down with SNY's Jeane Coakley to discuss his rookie season and his style both on and off the field.


Nov 2, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) celebrates his touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Nov 2, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) celebrates his touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was a limited participant at practice on Thursday after missing on Wednesday. 

 

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Instead of sulking over his suspension last week, Jets LB Darron Lee used his time to view the game from a new perspective. 

Lee was suspended by head coach Todd Bowles after Lee arrived late to the team's walk-through last Saturday. The second-year pro hadn't missed a practice before the punishment, but either way, he has learned from his first suspension of his career.

"Yeah, we won, man," Lee told NJ.com's Darryl Slater. "There ain't nothing to be down about. I mean, who cares? This ain't about me. It's about the team."

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The Jets (5-7) face the Denver Broncos (3-9) on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Here's what's going on today:

Need to know

The Jets practice again today at Florham Park. SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will be attending practice this week. Follow @RVacchianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors…

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GEICO SportsNite: Jets 00:01:24
Jeane Coakley reports from Florham Park on the status of the Jets, who are treating every game left like it's a playoff game.

Dec 3, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) runs the ball against Kansas City Chiefs corner back Darrelle Revis (24) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Dec 3, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) runs the ball against Kansas City Chiefs corner back Darrelle Revis (24) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Only three Jets were kept out of Wednesday's practice: RB Matt Forte (knee), LB Bruce Carter (groin) and S Terrence Brooks (excused absence).

Forte has not practice since injuring his knee on Nov. 2 against the Bills, although he's played in each of the Jets' last two games.

CB Juston Burris (concussion) and RG Brian Winters (abdomen, ankle) were limited participants.

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Oct 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to media after the NFL owners meeting at Conrad Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)
Oct 18, 2017; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to media after the NFL owners meeting at Conrad Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports (Catalina Fragoso)

Roger Goodell has signed a contract extension that will extend his role as NFL commissioner through 2024.

According to the Washington Post, Goodell could earn up to $40 million per year, with roughly 90 percent of that total incentive based.

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Dec 3, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) celebrates his touchdown during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports  (Ed Mulholland)
Dec 3, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) celebrates his touchdown during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

Just days after leading the Jets to an impressive win which netted him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, Jets quarterback Josh McCown was officially named the starter for the rest of the season by coach Todd Bowles.

The 38-year-old completed 26-of-36 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns against the Chiefs on Sunday. He scored the go-ahead touchdown on a one-yard sneak with 2:15 left to help the Jets keep their playoff hopes alive with a 38-31 win at MetLife Stadium.

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(Ed Mulholland)

After a three-touchdown performance in a comeback victory, Jets QB Josh McCown was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week. 

The Jets were down 14-0 early in the first quarter, but that didn't stop McCown from leading a comeback. Relying on his favorite targets through the air -- Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse -- McCown racked up 331 yards on 26 of 36 for a 72.2 completion percentage. 

Despite throwing for a touchdown, it was McCown using his legs to pick up his other two, including the game-winner. It was his second straight week with a QBR over 100 (109.8), but McCown was only focused on how the team bounced back from the deficit after the game. 

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Dec 3, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles watches warmups before game against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports  (Ed Mulholland)
Dec 3, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles watches warmups before game against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports (Ed Mulholland)

The Jets (5-7) face the Denver Broncos (3-9) on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Here's what's going on today:

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The Jets overcame a shaky start to break out of their slump with their finest offensive performance of the season so far against the Chiefs. A late touchdown by Josh McCown gave the Jets the lead and the defense held on to preserve a 38-31 shootout win.

Let's review the defensive performance from Sunday's win:

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