While most of the attention yesterday was centered around the Jets bringing back Braylon Edwards, the Jets also signed veteran defensive lineman Leger Douzable. Jets fans might not know much about Douzable, so I've been taking a detailed look at game footage from the last few years to assess what he brings to the table.

The 27-year old Douzable was undrafted out of Central Florida back in 2008 and has spent time with six NFL teams since then. He missed all of last year with a shoulder injury, but his best season was with Jacksonville in 2011, where he earned a starting job over the last six games with his solid play.

Who is Leger Douzable?

The 6-4, 305-pound Douzable played both defensive tackle and defensive end in college, where he had seven sacks in 2006 and 2007. He was a third-team all-Conference USA selection in 2006. After going undrafted, he spent camp in 2008 with the Vikings, landing on their practice squad. Later in the year, the Giants picked him up and added him to their practice squad and then the active roster, although he was not activated for any games.

In 2009, Douzable ended up with the Rams and earned a role as a backup defensive tackle. He started one game and played 30 or more snaps three times, recording 12 tackles. He also had four QB hits and one pressure, with no missed tackles or penalties per PFF. The following season he undertook a similar role with the Jaguars. The most snaps he played in any game was 28, but he did play at least 20 in five games. He ended up with seven tackles and four pressures, but also had three missed tackles and five penalties (two on special teams and three neutral zone infractions).

2011 was a breakout season of sorts for Douzable. Entering the season, he had only ever played as an interior lineman, but they started using him in the rotation as a defensive end as well. When Matt Roth was injured with six games to go, Douzable took over at left defensive end and performed well, especially against the run. PFF had him ranked 8th in the NFL for 4-3 defensive ends in terms of run stop percentage, as he registered a career high 30 tackles, adding his first career sack, six QB hits and seven pressures (nearly all of which was in that last six games).

Last year, Douzable signed with Tennessee and appeared for them in preseason before injuring his shoulder and ended up on injured reserve. He joins the Jets with a realistic chance at making the final roster and providing some depth and versatility.

Let's look back at how he played in preseason last year, before getting hurt and then go on to discuss some of the things I've observed by watching film on him.

2012 Preseason

Week One: Seattle

Douzable played a bit in the first half and then most of the second half, primarily at left defensive end. He came out of the game on passing downs initially, but then started to move to tackle on passing downs.

- On a pass play, he got a good surge to help collapse the pocket, ultimately leading to a sack

- Moved well laterally down the line to stuff a run up the middle for no gain

- On another, he didn't beat his man, but then did a good job maintaining outside leverage against him to prevent Russell Wilson from getting downfield on a roll-out

- Cleanly beat the left guard on the inside to generate a pressure - it should have been a sack, but he missed the tackle in the pocket and Wilson scrambled for a short gain

- They started to respect his pass rushing ability a bit more after that, doubling him on the interior

- He looked to have beaten the right tackle around the corner, but slipped and fell

- He drove the right tackle back on a running play and shed the block to stop the runner for a short gain

- He beat his man on the outside, but the guard came across and cut him to prevent him getting the pressure

- Late in the game, he was thrown off balance by the initial punch of the lineman and then caught up in traffic as the runner cut back

- After that, there were two more runs where he was blocked out of the play, one as he was blocked to the inside and one as he was kicked out

This was a very impressive performance by Douzable until right at the end when he let himself down with some negative plays. That may just have been tiredness, so perhaps we should question his motor. He was stout against the run (although, frustratingly, the Seahawks kept running it to the left, away from him), making two outstanding stops and chasing down runs that went the other way, including a long scramble by Wilson. More unexpectedly, he made an impact in the pass rush, although he'd probably only be credited with one pressure.

Week Two: Tampa Bay

Again, he saw action both at left defensive end (on running downs) and defensive tackle (on passing downs). He saw more action in the first half in this one.

- Fought off the block of a tight end (Luke Stocker) to stuff a run for no gain

- Was forced inside on a Doug Martin cutback run

- Spooked his opposite number into false-starting on third and one

- Was driven out of the play on a short yardage conversion

- Dove to recover a fumble following a sack by his teammate

- Was blocked to the ground, but still helped force the back to change direction

- Held his ground well on the edge to bottle up a run for a short gain

This was an up-and-down performance by Douzable, but he was still making positive contributions, especially against the run. He was definitely contributing as part of the main rotation though. (Tennessee typically activates eight linemen for regular season games, so that each one has a backup and all eight will usually get significant reps).

Week Three: Arizona

This would have been a very interesting game to see Douzable get extended reps in, because the Cardinals offensive line was really struggling at that point, leaving extra guys in to block and still giving up pressure nearly every time. However, it wouldn't work out that way.

- Douzable came into the game halfway through the first quarter at defensive tackle on third down. The left guard blocked him initially but then went over to help the right tackle and the center (Lyle Sendlein) came across to block Douzable, who just bounced off him and got after the QB. He got his hands on the quarterback and pulled him to ground but he still got the throw off. This was apparently where his shoulder injury occurred.

Douzable would end up playing just one snap, although he did generate a pressure on that play.

Conclusions

Let's summarize my observations into categories:

Usage

As noted, the Jaguars realized in 2011 how athletic Douzable was for a defensive tackle and started employing him in a run stopping defensive end role. Clearly Tennessee seemed content to persevere with him in a dual role that seems to make the most of his strengths.

Pass rush

While athletic for a defensive tackle, Douzable lacks the classic edge rusher speed. However, he's good at shedding blocks and can create a surge with a bullrush when playing end. As a defensive tackle, his quickness is more of an asset, but he's equally capable of collapsing the pocket. He might not be that productive himself when on the inside, but he certainly can cause problems for the line, which could make someone else's job easier.

Moves

You'll mostly see Douzable using his strength to try and generate pressure via a leverage advantage. Don't expect to see him make a spin move or anything exotic like that very often. His hand fighting technique seems pretty effective and we all know that Karl Dunbar preaches those techniques and likes his players to be effective at shedding blocks in that way.

Standing his ground

I didn't see Douzable driven off the line very often. In fact, when he's at defensive end, that often means he gets blocked by a tight end, whereby he usually has a significant strength advantage. He does blow up a lot of plays with penetration.

Goal line

He didn't play any goal line defense in any of the three preseason games, but has played there in the past. His versatility will come in handy there because he could play any of the four outside spots on a six-man line.

Playbook

Douzable does come mainly from a 4-3 background, which might set him back in terms of learning the playbook, although maybe the Jets gave him some light reading to fill the gaps while he was waiting to be signed. The Jets hybrid system will have multiple roles within it that Douzable will be familiar with and capable of playing. If he doesn't fit in a 3-4 (and he probably would be an ideal 3-4 DE anyway), then that doesn't matter because they don't play a basic 3-4 very often.

Instincts

I didn't see Douzable out of position too often and he seems to read plays pretty well. I saw him react well to get his hand up to bat a pass down in 2011 and there was another play where Wilson ran a naked bootleg and he was pretty much the only guy on the line to realize (although he was unable to do anything about it).

Batting passes

As noted above, Douzable did bat down a pass in 2011, but that is the only one of his career so far. Like many guys who rely on hand-fighting to get off block, he perhaps lets himself down in that area. There was also one play where he was blocked initially and tried to spin, with the pass whistling right past his ear for a completion that probably wouldn't have been possible if he just dropped off and put his hands up.

Athleticism

Douzable's athleticism is pretty evident, although he's a bit of a tweener, so he's either a very athletic defensive tackle or a big defensive end with limited athleticism, depending where you put him. He is particularly good for an interior lineman in terms of pursuit.

Motor

Douzable did play 61 of 72 snaps in one of the 2011 starts, and graded out well, so maybe his motor isn't that bad, despite my concerns above. It could just be that he was more gassed than usual due to it being the first preseason game.

Demeanor

Douzable is pretty demonstrative when he makes a play, but not over the top. I didn't see any obvious signs of bad attitude or anything like that from him, aside from one play where everyone was fighting for a fumble and he dived into the pile and got flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Overall

Douzable is a player I was impressed by back in 2011 when I charted several Jaguars games. Whenever a team signs a guy off the street in late-July, you're left wondering why he would still be available, but hopefully this is one of those situations where the Jets have picked up a potential diamond in the rough. Concerns over his injury may have scared some teams off. Tennessee were always unlikely to bring him back because they have pretty good young depth on the line (two deep at all four positions), so he might just have fallen through the cracks after suffering the injury just as he was starting to turn heads.

You may wonder why the Jets didn't sign him when they worked him out a month or so ago, but I can perhaps answer that one. Had they signed him then, he would potentially count towards the calculation of UFA compensatory picks due to the Jets in next year's draft. However, by waiting until the free agent signing period had expired, he no longer needs to be accounted for in that formula.

Judging by his preseason performance last year, he was primed to play a significant rotational role with the Titans, a team with a solid defensive line, so he clearly has plenty left in the tank. As noted, perhaps his motor could be a concern, but that wouldn't be a big deal if he was to be used in a rotational capacity.

That's it for now. I have some good Douzable gifs to share, so I'll do that over the weekend.

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New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) works out prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) works out prior to an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

After Josh McCown's season-ending injury, Bryce Petty has been pushed to center stage for the Jets and will be starting this Sunday in New Orleans. The Saints won't take the Jets' backup lightly, citing a lack of film on the former Baylor quarterback.

Publically, multiple members of the Saints' secondary have been respectful of Petty's ability.

"For me having been in this league for a while, it's actually scarier going against a guy you don't have a lot of film on..."

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On Jets Game Plan, the crew discusses the keys to stopping Drew Brees and the red-hot New Orleans Saints this week.

On Jets Game Plan, the crew discusses the keys to stopping Drew Brees and the red-hot New Orleans Saints this week.


Aug 31, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) (Ed Mulholland)
Aug 31, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) (Ed Mulholland)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Bryce Petty will make his fifth career start for the Jets on Sunday in New Orleans because Josh McCown has a broken left hand and because, as Todd Bowles said, "Bryce is the next man up."

That's a nice, tidy coach-speak way of avoiding the obvious truth about that decision: Starting Petty makes very little sense at this point for the 5-8 Jets. They need to see Christian Hackenberg play...

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Aug 19, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) quarterback Bryce Petty (9) and quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports (Tim Fuller)
Aug 19, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) quarterback Bryce Petty (9) and quarterback Christian Hackenberg (5) during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports (Tim Fuller)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Josh McCown may be out for the season and unsigned for 2018, but he's not done helping the Jets young players just yet.

The 38-year-old quarterback was back on the practice field on Thursday, just two days after undergoing surgery on his broken left hand, and he will travel with the Jets to New Orleans this weekend for their game against the Saints on Sunday afternoon. There, according to Jets coach Todd Bowles, McCown will serve as a "player-coach" as quarterback Bryce Petty makes his first start of the year...

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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)

Matt Forte (knee) missed practice again Thursday. The good news, though, is he was the only player who missed Wednesday's practice to sit out Thursday's as well.

All of CB Morris Claiborne (foot), RB Elijah McGuire (ankle), S Rontez Miles (hamstring), CB Rashard Robinson (not injury related) and G Brian Winters (abdomen, ankle) were limited participants Thursday after being unable to go on Wednesday. 

LB Bruce Carter (groin) and LS Thomas Hennessy (concussion) were also limited participants. 

The Jets travel to New Orleans to play the Saints this Sunday in Bryce Petty's  first start of the season.

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Jonas Schwartz and Willie Colon are frustrated after another loss in a game they were supposed to win. The guys discuss Josh McCown's broken left hand, and how it impacts the team going forward. Later, Jets linebacker Demario Davis joins the show to talk about his leadership as team captain, McCown's impact, and the rise of the team's young linebackers - Darron Lee and Jordan Jenkins.

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GEICO SportsNite: Petty to start 00:01:59
With Josh McCown sidelined due to a broken hand, Bryce Petty is motivated to prove his worth in the final three games of the season.

The Jets (5-8) face the Saints (9-4) on Sunday in New Orleans. Here's what's going on today…

Need to know

The Jets practice today at Florham Park and Todd Bowles should be providing an injury update later. 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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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)

As he has done for the last month, RB Matt Forte (knee) was on the sidelines during the Jets' practice on Wednesday. 

LB Mo Claiborne (foot), RB Eli McGuire (ankle), DB Rontez Miles (hamstring), OL Brian Winters (abdomen/ankle) and DB Rashard Robinson (excused) joined Forte as inactives.

LB Bruce Carter (groin) and LS Tom Hennessy (concussion) were limited.

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Jets LB Demario Davis has been a cornerstone of the team's defense this season, but it wasn't always that way. 

When returning to the Jets this offseason after a season with the Browns, fans and media crushed Davis, saying he wasn't worth bringing back after serving four previous season in Green & White. Davis didn't prove them wrong in the first two weeks of the season either as he struggled mightily on the field. 

Davis spoke with SNY's Jonas Schwartz and Willie Colon on "The Jet Stream Podcast" to talk about how he dealt with the pressure, and turned around his season...

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Dec 31, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) is sacked for a safety by LSU Tigers defensive end Arden Key (49) during the first half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Dec 31, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) is sacked for a safety by LSU Tigers defensive end Arden Key (49) during the first half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Jets will select LSU DE Arden Key with the tenth overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, predicts ESPN's Todd McShay.

Despite the Jets' need for a steady arm at the quarterback position, McShay points out their edge rushers need some improvement as well. This is why McShay can't see the Jets passing up on who he thinks is the most natural defensive end coming out of college this season...

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New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the third quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the third quarter of a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets (5-8) face the Saints (9-4) on Sunday in New Orleans. Here's what's going on today…

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The Jets worked out two CFL players on Tuesday: WR DaVaris Daniels and CB Garry Peters, reports NY Daily News' Manish Mehta. 

The 6-foot-1, 207 pound Daniels has played his past two seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, who made it to the Grey Cup last season. In 13 games last season, the Notre Dame product caught 47 receptions for 743 yards and four touchdowns. 

Peters has played for the Edmonton Eskimos the past two seasons, where he most recently won the Grey Cup. The 5-foot-11, 190 pound cornerback notched 35 tackles and three special teams tackles this past season. 

As the custom with CFL players converting to the NFL, the Jets may be looking at Daniels and Peters for potential futures deals after the season. CFL players generally are not allowed to sign with NFL teams until their contracts expire in February. 

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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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Dec 10, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles looks on in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Dec 10, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles looks on in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

The Jets (5-8) face the Saints (9-4) on Sunday in New Orleans. Here's what's going on today…

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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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