Have the Jets really won 83 games in a row where they led by eight or more points in the fourth quarter? That statistic blew my mind. I guess that's 83 times in a row dating back to 1999 that I expected the worst but it didn't happen. Doesn't seem like it, does it? I'm pretty sure Dan Marino beat the Jets in that situation at least 400 times over the course of his career, but he retired in 1999 and the Jets have been ruthless at hanging onto leads ever since (apparently). I still don't believe that. Can we get Elias to do a re-count?

I can't beat that but out of all the stats I've ever unearthed myself as I've been writing these BGA's over the past few seasons, the most incredible was this one.

Almost exactly three years to the day after Kellen Clemens stepped in for the injured Mark Sanchez and babysat the Jets to a 19-13 win over the Bills in Toronto, Greg McElroy stepped in for an ineffective Mark Sanchez and babysat the Jets to a 7-6 win over the Cardinals. In the three year period between those two dates the Jets were 0-18 in regular season games when they scored 21 points or less.

This wasn't while the Jets were struggling either. That actually spans the heights of the Mark Sanchez era, with the Jets a respectable 25-21 over that period. Basically, they were set up to win close, low-scoring games but utterly incapable of doing so - being almost entirely dependent on whether their offense scored enough points and ending up 25-3 when they did manage more than 21. It's also somewhat fitting that the two low-scoring wins that bracketed that period weren't even finished off by Sanchez - a player we might see again next week. The Jets did, of course, ride that formula to a couple of postseason wins during that spell, but keeping games tight and hoping for a low-scoring win seemed to be an approach that would fail more often than not over the course of a season.

It's early, but already we have a good example of how actually to win a low scoring encounter. I wonder how many other things Todd Bowles' team will show that they are capable of doing which Rex Ryan's teams could not.

If you have any questions or would like me to look at something more closely, please leave your questions here in the comments, email them to bentdouble@gmail.com or tweet them to @bent_double and I'll respond in BGA Extra later this week.

There are links to each BGA article or the option to read the offensive and/or defensive BGA in full after the jump.

[sny-accordion title="To re-read the offensive BGA in full, click here"]Introduction

This was an excellent road win for the Jets and sets them up nicely for the next two games heading into the bye. Those are two games which, based on the results over the first couple of weeks, suddenly seem to be eminently winnable. Let's settle in and enjoy this one for a while, though.

Shutting out Andrew Luck's Colts in the first half, the Jets were opportunistic on defense and led for virtually the entire game. Even when the Colts finally scored after both teams had squandered opportunities early on, I actually felt pretty confident they would win the game.

Some fans seem to be frustrated with the conservative nature of the playcalling, but there were some obvious weaknesses the Jets knew they could exploit and rather than use up all their best plays earlier on and baiting the Colts into a shoot-out, they seemed to save a couple for key moments - none moreso than on Brandon Marshall's clinching touchdown.

I liked that approach and was pleased that the Jets eventually persisted and got the running game going after it was tough sledding in the first half. On defense, you have to like the pressure they generated - even though Andrew Luck proved impossible to sack - because it led directly to three of their turnovers. Officially, they were credited with 11 quarterback hits.

Maybe the Jets got a bit lucky with the fumble at the goal line and a couple of calls and bounces that went their way, but they controlled the game and deserved their win. After all, as they say, Luck can only get you so far.

Quarterback

Ryan Fitzpatrick's solid start to the season continued, as he threw for 244 yards and two touchdowns and marched the Jets down the field for two fourth quarter scoring drives to ice the game.

Last week, I came up with a definition for an NFL quarterback's equivalent of a "quality start" - 60% completions and more touchdowns than interceptions - and Fitzpatrick has achieved that twice in two games. Geno Smith did it once in 2013 and once in 2014, with a string of 23 consecutive games without one in between. To give some further context to that "Quality Start" stat, Chad Pennington did it approximately once in every three games in his career, Vinny Testaverde did it seven times in the 1998 regular season and Mark Sanchez did it nine times in his Jets career, plus three more in the postseason.

While he might not have Smith's upside, maybe Fitzpatrick is the ideal quarterback for this team as currently constituted. It's going to be interesting to see how he'll handle any adversity, but so far his consistent play has been a settling influence.

Perhaps the one play that sold it for me was where Brandon Marshall adjusted his route and Fitzpatrick recognized, anticipated and executed the throw. Two veterans players, on the same page, making a simple read and then Marshall using his athletic ability to turn that into a 40-plus yard play. It seems so easy, but the Jets just don't seem to have had the players at - quarterback or receiver - to make that happen in the recent past.

Something similar happened on the game-clinching touchdown throw to Marshall. The Jets must have known they had this play in their locker and would bring it out at an appropriate time. With the running game starting to be effective, they bunched a formation so that there was space on the outside and Marshall had room to beat the defender in single coverage without the safety being able to come across and help. After a sneaky hand signal from Fitzpatrick ensured they were both on the same page, Marshall fought off the jam and got an outside release on the corner, at which point the play was already a win for the Jets because the defender held Marshall. Fitzpatrick put nice touch on a back shoulder throw in a place where only Marshall could get it and, after making the easy catch, Marshall did the rest.

Fitzpatrick really didn't need to do anything spectacular in this game. He just used the abilities of Decker and Marshall to win at the line and made simple throws to them when they were there - which, with all the injuries the Colts have had at cornerback, was quite often. Eric Decker had mismatches all day, even getting a couple of easy first downs on linebackers from the slot. Fitzpatrick didn't shy away from Vontae Davis though and his touchdown to Decker was with Davis in coverage, as he was playing too far off and a well designed route combination cleared plenty of space underneath for Decker to run into.

One area for concern is that maybe Fitzpatrick is relying on these two too much. He only completed one other pass - late in the game - to a different wide receiver or tight end. He even missed a wide open Decker over the middle and instead threw deep to Marshall in double coverage. Of course, lofting a jump ball to a player like Marshall can be a successful play, but it's not without risk, as his early interception showed. Still, at least it was on a downfield throw rather than one brought back into Jets territory or returned for a score.

It would be good to see him spread the ball around a bit more going forward, but they're still getting to grips with this new offense, so I don't mind an over-reliance on the trusted veterans early on. Obviously if Decker will miss any significant time with his knee issue, then Fitzpatrick will be forced to widen his horizons anyway.

As noted, Fitzpatrick didn't need to do anything too spectacular although he made a couple of nice decisions and hit a few guys in stride while only missing a couple of open throws. He did try to force the ball downfield a few times, though, as mentioned. Fitzpatrick also did well to avoid a sack on one play. Officially he was sacked for the first time this season while scrambling back towards the line after being flushed from the pocket by an unblocked rusher so maybe he failed to recognize the blitz there. While the line deserves credit for that, it shows that he's done a good job of anticipating and avoiding the rush and getting rid of the ball.

So far, Fitzpatrick is making it seem simple and that's great for this team. Know your limitations and do the simple things well and you can win in the NFL if you have a good team around you. Maybe, as Jon Gruden said during the broadcast, this is "the best team he has ever started at quarterback for". If he keeps doing what he's doing, he'll continue to start for them for the rest of the year and maybe beyond.

Offensive Line

The challenge for the Jets' offensive line became more difficult when it was announced before that game that Robert Mathis was set to return from his Achilles injury. While he missed all of last year, Mathis had a career-high 19.5 sacks in 2013 so is a potential difference-maker when healthy.

Truth be told, the Jets did a good job of protecting Ryan Fitzpatrick as Mathis was relegated to a situational pass rush role off the bench and didn't have a major impact. That headline was too good to pass up though.

The real issue here was that the Jets' run blocking was extremely inconsistent and they couldn't get anything going in the first half (13 carries for 21 yards). They stuck with it though and had more success as the game went on, which was encouraging.

Anchored by two impressive rookies (Henry Anderson and David Parry), the Colts were winning the battle up front throughout the first half. I was wondering whether Nick Mangold and James Carpenter might be still suffering the after effects of recent injuries because they did not look right before half time. In the second half, they finally started to get some good traction on some double team blocks and this started to open things up for the team.

Mangold wasn't controlling the point of attack as you'd usually expect him to and when he did win there, as on one play in the first quarter where he drove his man out of the middle, failures elsewhere still rendered the play unsuccessful. He did show great hustle on a screen block where he basically took two guys down with a cut block, but Bilal Powell was tackled from behind before he could exploit the room created.

Carpenter struggled to sustain his blocks in the first half as he allowed his man to get off for a hit and a tackle in the backfield in the first half. After making a couple of good double team blocks, Carpenter had a textbook block at the line, driving his man to the inside to create a huge lane (something I've been referring to as the "Carpal Tunnel") as the Jets finally broke a long run down the stretch.

D'Brickashaw Ferguson had his hands full with Mathis on one play, doing well to repel his spin move, but still getting driven back into Fitzpatrick. After getting beaten on two run stuffs in the first half, he was better in the second half, with one good kick-out block and an excellent driving block at the second level on one of the longer runs of the day. In pass protection, he was troubled by some edge rushes that forced him back or to redirect upfield, but stayed on the block well enough to enable Ryan Fitzpatrick to get the throw off or step up each time and was never cleanly beaten.

Willie Colon was another player who really struggled in the first three quarters, allowing too much penetration, giving up a pressure on a stunt and struggling to get out to the second level on a couple of plays. He did make one good interior kickout block in the first half, but that was on a third and short play that was stuffed anyway because Ferguson's man got inside leverage on him and Mangold's man stood him up to bottle up an otherwise well-blocked play. Colon was another player to get better as the game endured, making an effective pulling block and a good downhill seal in the fourth quarter

Breno Giacomini had a poor game on the right side. In pass protection, he was beaten inside by Mathis for a pressure and late coming off a double team block to pick up a rusher that hit Fitzpatrick off the edge. He wasn't much better in the running game, getting beaten inside on a run stuff, whiffing badly on a second level block and letting a free runner run right past him to stuff a run as he double teamed with the tight end on the outside. Giacomini also had a dumb personal foul at the end of a play but did have a couple of good kick out blocks and one edge setting block in the second half.

It was encouraging to see the Jets have more success in the second half and hopefully that will carry over into next week, where the Jets will face off against the Eagles, who do a lot of two-gapping. Fletcher Cox has been playing well, so he'll present a challenge for them, as will Beau Allen who absolutely dominated the Jets backups in preseason and has started to make an impact in a rotation role.

Running Backs

As I had been anticipating, the Jets used a lot of spread formations in an effort to expose the Colts to mismatches and this meant that Bilal Powell saw more playing time than Chris Ivory. Powell did some good things, but almost allowed the Colts back into the game with a late fumble that he was somehow able to recover that himself.

Perhaps benefiting from being fresher heading into the second half, Ivory finally started gaining some yards, first breaking two tackles to turn what should have been a loss into a seven yard gain and then busting through the line with a nice cut, breaking a tackle at the second level and hurdling a defender downfield. By finally getting the running game going, the Jets were able to kill the game off pretty comfortably in the end.

Fullback Tommy Bohanon had one of his least effective games though. In that third quarter, where the Jets finally started to get some traction up front, he whiffed horribly on three blocks in short succession, in each case making the job much harder for the running back on an otherwise well-blocked play.

Bohanon also played a role in Ryan Fitzpatrick's first half interception as he got beaten in pass protection. Although Powell was able to come across and help him out with a double team block, this still might have disrupted Fitzpatrick's throw, although that was still into double coverage and Marshall did still get his hands on it, so perhaps it didn't make much difference to the accuracy of the pass. It might have slowed it down though.

Generally, Powell did well in pass protection as both he and Ivory picked up blitzes well on key first down conversions. He also broke one nice run off the edge and had two first down catches, one of which I knew was coming as soon as I saw the Jets go five wide with him in the slot. They ran that play a lot in preseason with the back running a flat route, but even if you knew it was coming, I'm not sure you could do much to stop it.

One other key contribution Powell made was to knock Vontae Davis out of the game. On that play, they threw a quick pass to Powell and Brandon Marshall just ran past Davis rather than attempting to block him. I don't know what that play was, but it reminded me of that scene in The Longest Yard where they let the pass rusher through and then fired the ball at his groin to take him out of the game.

Ivory actually ended up averaging over four yards per carry despite the fact that four yards was the longest run he had in the first half. He was stuffed five times for a one yard gain and twice for a loss in his first 10 touches, but then broke gains of seven, 19 and 16 on his last five carries. Other than one early third quarter run, where maybe he had the opportunity to cut back to his left and pick up some good yardage but didn't, Ivory really didn't seem to leave any yards on the field, but perhaps his groin injury slowed him down in terms of his ability to turn nothing into something as he is so capable of doing.

While Zac Stacy was activated, it was obviously just for cover as he didn't see any action on offense.

Receivers

I've already talked at length about how the Jets were able to exploit mismatches to get Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall the ball. The pair combined for 15 catches, 198 yards and two scores. In terms of yardage, that represented over 80% of Ryan Fitzpatrick's output.

I'm sure people will be wondering why Decker was shut out in the second half after being so productive in the first half, but the answer is pretty simple. Due to the long Colts drive, the Jets reliance on the run and his early injury, Decker was only out there for five passing plays - and on one of those he was unlucky not to come down with the ball on a deep throw by Fitzpatrick.

What may be more interesting to discuss - particularly in light of the fact that Decker might miss time with a knee injury - is the lack of production from the rest of the pass catchers.

Other than those two, Quincy Enunwa was the only pass catcher with a reception and while it set up a score on a nicely timed deep crosser for 27, that came after he'd dropped two. Still, where we've been wondering what the coaching staff sees in him that reception was one flash. Another came on one of Ivory's long runs as he lined up out wide and exploded out of his stance at the snap to pancake the cornerback to the ground immediately. That might not have influenced the run, but it's a sign of the physicality he brings to the table. He did miss one block though.

Chris Owusu did not record a catch this week, although he did have a short one negated by a penalty. He almost managed to haul in a one-handed catch in the end zone after getting a half step on a deep route.

Once again, Jeremy Kerley played one snap. This was on a key third down conversion, the slot flat dump-off to Bilal Powell that I mentioned in the last instalment, so he was no more than a decoy, running an in-route on the other side. If Decker is going to miss any time, Kerley's role might increase, although maybe they will just activate Devin Smith and Kerley's role won't change. I wasn't shocked that Smith was inactive. I didn't think he'd be contributing much by now even if he'd had a full camp.

At tight end, Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Davis didn't play much and were again primarily just blockers. I'll give Cumberland some credit because he had a consistent performance, just failing to sustain one block in the red zone but otherwise avoiding mistakes and making some good contributions. Davis had a couple of good blocks, but also let his man get off his block a couple of times and had a false start.

Returning to Decker and Marshall, as I've said, I don't mind the fact that they saw the bulk of the targets this week because that was always somewhere the Jets would have a potential advantage. However, they will need to spread it around in other games going forwards.

Marshall not only had over 100 yards receiving, but also drew three penalties. As I expected, they used him in the slot a lot more often this week and went to the quick slant for a couple of key conversions after smartly keeping that in their holster last week. Marshall did have one false start and couldn't make the catch on the play where Fitzpatrick was intercepted, but it was excellent production. Hopefully his production will remain high if Decker misses time.

As for Decker, he did have a drop and an offensive penalty and was unlucky not to hold onto that second half pass which the defender was just able to poke out at the last moment. He still did a good job of exploiting those mismatches to rack up some easy yards though and it's encouraging that the team was still able to drive for two scores without him.[/sny-accordion]

[sny-accordion title="To re-read the defensive and special teams BGA in full, click here"]Defensive Line

We'll get to how beastly the Jets' defensive line was in this game in due course but, first of all, check this out:

Yes, that a five man line - Coples-Wilkerson-Harrison-Williams-Douzable - which was something used extensively by the Jets and not just in passing situations. This provides one simple answer to the question of "how will the Jets get all their top linemen on the field at the same time when Sheldon Richardson returns?" Behind the front five, the Jets had a conventional set-up with their two starting inside linebackers and the four starters in the secondary on the field. It will be interesting to see how much of a staple this set will become.

While I've cruelly implied that Leger Douzable will be bumped to the bench in these packages when Richardson returns, that's selling Douzable short because he is making excellent contributions himself playing both on the edge and on the interior. Douzable had several pressures as a pass rusher, got to Luck a few times for hits and could have had a couple of sacks if Luck wasn't so difficult to bring down. Douzable also made a tackle for loss and was only blocked out of a couple of plays. He was in on one other run stuff and also on the tackle where David Harris pried the ball away from Andrew Luck. Perhaps most surprising of all was the athleticism he showcased in dropping deep into coverage along with Quinton Coples on the play where Luck was blitzed and threw his first interception.

As good as Douzable was, Muhammad Wilkerson was even better. For Wilkerson, who was almost unblockable, it was one of his best games, with constant pressure on Luck, including two plays where he hit him as he threw, leading to an interception. He also drew two holding penalties and got some tremendous penetration in the running game, stuffing one run himself. Wilkerson missed just six snaps after having missed 19 in the opener.

Someone making a strong case for himself to remain on the roster when Richardson returns is Stephen Bowen. Bowen was in on two run stuffs, including one for a loss, and had two pressures, again almost sacking Luck on one play. That was excellent production from just 11 snaps. Also off the bench TJ Barnes was only in for a couple of plays but got good penetration on one short yardage stuff.

At nose tackle, Damon Harrison didn't have much of a direct impact and was blocked out of a couple of plays. However, he helped bottle up one run and I got a kick out of seeing him simply throw his man to the floor before leveraging his body into the hole on a goal line stuff.

Finally, while the contributions from Leonard Williams were overshadowed by other players on the defense, he still had plenty of positives. Williams was in on a tackle in the backfield and three other run stuffs close to the line, drew a holding penalty and had some good penetration in the running game, although he was controlled at the point of attack quite a bit. Perhaps his most impressive under-the-radar play saw him holding off a double team and eventually splitting it to get in on a tackle. In terms of his pass rushing he did have a couple of pressures on Luck and nearly sacked him once. Overall, though, Williams did have more positive contributions and fewer negative plays in the first half, so perhaps his comments about his conditioning were on point.

Linebackers

He's a player whose contributions often go unappreciated so when he has a big game like this we should give David Harris a ton of credit.

Harris made one of the biggest plays of the game when he was spying Andrew Luck on third and long, avoided a blocker in the open field to make the tackle short of the marker and then pried the ball loose for a key turnover. He also had seven tackles and a pressure, stuffing three runs close to the line and making two good open field tackles on short passes.

While Harris was blocked out of a couple of plays and beaten for a short first down catch in coverage, his performance anchored the Jets' defensive effort and the team is often at their best when he is playing well.

Beyond Harris, the next biggest contributor was Quinton Coples, who was disruptive all day in the pass rush, generating a handful of direct pressures and forcing the Colts to double-team him at times in the second half. Coples got a couple of pass rush reps from the defensive tackle position, which is something I've been calling for more of, but actually had a lot of success getting upfield on the outside as well. Coples also made some contributions against the run, stuffing one play with a wrap-up tackle and getting some good penetration. He even made a contribution in coverage, dropping back and covering his man well downfield on the play where Luck threw his first interception. It would have been nice for him to round off his performance with a sack, but unfortunately when he finally did get to Luck, his sack was negated by a somewhat weak roughing the passer penalty for what looked like incidental contact around the neck area.

Calvin Pace was credited with one tackle and one quarterback hit, but I was impressed with his ability to drive back the right tackle in the pocket. I don't think he's displayed power like that very often before. Pace got to Luck who was able to get rid of the ball only to be called for an intentional grounding penalty and also came off the edge to stuff a run up the middle.

Demario Davis made some good contributions too, with six tackles, two quarterback hits and a couple of pressures. He crucially made the stop at the goal line on the play before Frank Gore's fumble. Davis was blocked out of a couple of plays and had an unsportsmanlike penalty after Gore's fumble but on the whole had a better game than last week.

While Harris and Davis played every snap, the Jets again ran some three linebacker nickel sets. This week it was Jamari Lattimore who got the call on these plays. He had one missed tackle late in the game.

Erin Henderson did get into the game with the goal line package, but was cut to the ground on the edge, setting up what should have been a walk-in touchdown for Gore before he inexplicably fumbled.

Finally, Trevor Reilly backed up both outside linebacker positions, but didn't see as much time this week, even though Coples was out of the game with some kind of injury for a period in the first half. Reilly did get one pressure, but on a third down play Luck escaped the pocket and Reilly's tackle wasn't enough to prevent him from stretching out to reach the marker.

Defensive Backs

By now, you'll all probably have seen the statistics that show the Jets have already created more points off turnovers than they did all of last season. It's about time they started making plays instead of nearly making plays and finally they have some players capable of doing that. At this rate, it won't be long before they start scoring some points too.

Leading the way, as expected, was Darrelle Revis. The talismanic shutdown corner had two more fumble recoveries and an interception and actually almost came down with a fourth turnover on a late jump ball. I'm pretty sure he caused the first of those fumbles with a jedi mind trick too, because Frank Gore looked set to score easily and lost the ball with nobody around him.

It was good to see some playmaking from the safety position (other than that time last year where Jaiquawn Jarrett crammed a career's worth of big plays into half an hour against the Steelers) too. Both safeties intercepted their first pass as a Jet, a further sign that the Jets have fewer weaknesses than last season.

While Revis came up big in the turnover category, he's still not quite at his infallible best. Tracking TY Hilton for most of the game, he shut him down for most of it, but there was one big play where Hilton got separation on a hitch route and then stiff-armed Revis to the ground for extra yardage.

Revis was also uncharacteristically involved in some worrying blown coverages. One saw Revis reacting to Cody Fleener running down the seam and getting a step on the safety, Jarrett. I think Revis saw the potential for a big play there so abandoned his assignment and ran deep with Fleener, leaving a receiver alone for an easy first down. On the other, Revis was lined up at middle linebacker for some reason and seemed to hesitate at the snap. The tight end ran deep down the middle and had a step or two on Revis and Calvin Pryor going long. Andrew Luck instead completed an intermediate throw over the middle for a nice gain to another receiver in the area vacated by Revis and Pryor, but if he'd made a perfect deep throw that was potentially an easy touchdown. I couldn't say who was to blame on those plays, but it's unusual to see Revis involved because he would usually just be staying with his man on assignment.

Revis did make some great open field tackles and a couple of nice plays in coverage - although he was a bit lucky on one where he didn't get his head turned around despite blanketing the receiver in the end zone.

While it was incredible to see him starting after last week's terrible-looking injury, Antonio Cromartie had some struggles again, giving up a touchdown and two big first downs (despite also being called for holding on one of them). He did have a nice pass break-up though and I'd actually give him a pass on the touchdown too. The Jets sent five against five blockers and the Colts, for once, picked it up to give Luck some extra time. Cromartie stayed with his man initially but couldn't react to the secondary move. Also, it wouldn't have been a touchdown but for Marcus Gilchrist taking a bad angle on the receiver in the open field.

Gilchrist made up for that with a good play to prevent a bigger gain after Hilton escaped Revis following the stiff arm and then made an athletic interception over by the sideline. He almost had another interception too, dropping a tough low pass on a diving attempt, and he did draw a crucial hold on a Luck first down scramble.

Pryor also had his first interception as a Jet - and a nice return to set up the first score. He also had a key tackle near the goal line to save a touchdown a few plays before the Gore fumble. While he lost contain a couple of times and was blocked out of a play down the field, Pryor did well to avoid any bad mistakes, his one missed tackle being negated by a penalty flag. He was involved with the blown coverage mentioned above so maybe he got away with one there, but otherwise he's playing at a level of consistency not seen from him last season and adding in a few impact plays as well.

People are starting to notice Buster Skrine and for all the right reasons. While I was concerned he might be targeted a lot with Revis and Cromartie on the outside, Skrine has held up well and made some nice plays in coverage here. He did give up three first downs, but 65 yards and a pass break-up on 10 targets is pretty solid. He also had a quarterback hit rushing off the edge and was in on a stop for near the line, but did get called for a late hit.

Jarrett saw some brief action rotating in for Pryor, but other than his involvement in the blown coverage with Revis, did nothing to stand out. Finally, Marcus Williams got into the game late for some garbage time reps late in place of Revis.

Special Teams

Once again, special teams didn't have much of an impact on the outcome here, which is perhaps what the Jets are hoping for this year. Each team had a field goal smack off the upright, so that proved to be a wash.

While it's always disappointing to see Nick Folk miss one, ultimately this one didn't matter. My biggest complaint about him is that he should have missed his last extra point and field goal as well and then the Jets would have won 16-7 for old time's sake. Without checking, I bet someone made that remark when Marshall's touchdown made it 16-7. It seems like the kind of thing Rich Cimini would say.

Punter Ryan Quigley did have one poor punt from down near his goal line, but that overshadowed the fact that he also landed three nice ones near the 10. On the one that he shanked, he was under a bit of pressure, with Tanner Purdum missing a block at the line and another rusher going uncontested between Jamari Lattimore and Tommy Bohanon, so maybe that caused him to rush the kick.

For their own part, the Jets were also aggressive in looking to block a punt, sending Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples and Damon Harrison out there on the punt block unit with Wilkerson inches away from getting a finger on the ball and then doing remarkably well to avoid making contact with the punter after the ball was kicked. Lattimore was also able to put some pressure on another punt, following a low snap.

The return game was a complete non-entity this week, albeit mostly through lack of opportunities rather than anything that could have been improved upon. The Jets saw one punt go out of bounds and two kickoffs go through the end zone. Jeremy Kerley took two fair catches, including one inside the 10 that he might have been better off signalling for and then stepping aside so it rolled into the end zone.

The Colts didn't do much in the return game either though. With Ronald Martin and Marcus Williams as primary gunners, Quigley kicked two out of bounds and the other three were all fair caught. On kickoffs, the Colts returned four of five, but their average start position was basically the 20 yard line anyway.

In coverage, Dexter McDougle had a special teams tackle in his first NFL game, although he initially made contact at the 15 only to allow the return man to drive ahead for several extra yards before getting him down. Lattimore, Erin Henderon and Williams all also made tackles, two of them coming after Martin and Quincy Enunwa got downfield well and, despite missing the first tackle, helped to slow up the return man. Bohanon was also credited with an assist and drew a penalty for a block in the back.

Finally, Coples had an unnecessary roughness penalty after an extra point but I did not see what the incident was that caused it.[/sny-accordion]

Here are the links to each of this week's BGA articles:

Introduction

Quarterback

Offensive Line

Running Backs

Receivers

Defensive Line

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

If you have anything you'd like me to take a closer look at or any other questions for me, leave them in the comments section of this post (please re-submit any questions you've asked in any of the above posts), tweet them to @Bent_Double or email bentdouble@gmail.com and I'll respond in BGA Extra on Wednesday or Thursday.

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Nov 3, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) attempts a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Nov 3, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) attempts a pass against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

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Ahead of the 2019 season, right tackle Brandon Shell was widely regarded among Mike Maccagnan's most successful draft picks and a candidate to remain with the team at the end of his rookie deal. However, an early season benching seemed to signify that the Jets were perhaps preparing to move on from the 27 year old. Recently, injuries have necessitated a return to the starting line-up for Shell, who seems to have held up well. This begs the question as to whether the Jets may still have a use for him.

Shell was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, after the Jets traded away a 2017 mid-round pick to select the former South Carolina Gamecock. Shell looked the part and had good bloodlines -- his uncle is NFL Hall of Famer Art Shell -- but scouts figured he'd need some technical refinement before he could contribute at the NFL level.

Having ridden the bench for much of his rookie season, Shell started three games at the end of the year, during which he fared better than expected. He then won the starting job at training camp the following summer and started 26 of 32 games as the first-choice right tackle over the next two seasons.

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Bell on his 5th HGH drug test 00:02:22
Le'Veon Bell spoke out after being selected for a 5th HGH drug test. He asks how it's random and says he doesn't want to be tested again.

Jets RB Le'Veon Bell went on Twitter Wednesday morning to rant about the NFL already issuing five random drug tests in the first 10 weeks of the season. And he made sure to add that he won't be taking another test moving forward. 

Well, he doubled down on that statement after practice. 

"I don't know. I'm not going to say all that," Bell said when asked if he feels targeted. "I'm just saying I'm not doing it no more. They're not getting no more of my blood. They better use the blood they got right now."

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Oct 27, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) looks on during the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports (Douglas DeFelice)
Oct 27, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) looks on during the third quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports (Douglas DeFelice)

Jets RB Le'Veon Bell has an announcement: he won't be taking anymore NFL random drug tests this season. 

Bell revealed on Twitter that he had five HGH blood tests in the past 10 weeks, and simply put, he's fed up.

CLICK BELOW TO SEE THE TWEET

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Jordan Jenkins (Vincent Carchietta)
Jordan Jenkins (Vincent Carchietta)

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While the 2019 season hasn't gone to plan for the Jets, linebacker Jordan Jenkins has been one bright spot. Despite missing some time due to injury, Jenkins is second on the team with five sacks and seems to have made some tangible improvements in his contract year.

ESPN's Rich Cimini reported over the weekend that the Jets are eager to extend Jenkins before the end of the season, much as they did with Quincy Enunwa in his contract year last season. Let's consider what Jenkins brings to the table and his value on the open market.

Jenkins -- who is still only 25 -- impressed with his ability to set the edge against the run when he first arrived in the NFL, but only registered 5.5 sacks across his first two seasons. While he was more productive as a pass rusher last year, tying for the team lead with a career-high seven sacks, he seemed to regress against the run. This year, however, he's putting together the best all-round season of his career.

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Jan 1, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes the football against Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark (55) during the fourth quarter at Levis Stadium Seahawks defeated the 49ers 25-23. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)
Jan 1, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) passes the football against Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark (55) during the fourth quarter at Levis Stadium Seahawks defeated the 49ers 25-23. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports (Neville E. Guard)

Count former Jets head coach Rex Ryan among those who wouldn't be in favor of having Colin Kaepernick on his team.

Kaepernick, who has basically been blackballed from the NFL since 2017 due to his outspokenness and actions while protesting and drawing attention to police brutality and social justice, worked out Saturday for interested teams -- including the Jets.

"The NFL doesn't have to have this kid play," Ryan said Monday during an appearance on Get Up on ESPN.

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 (Geoff Burke)
(Geoff Burke)

The Jets have won back-to-back games. Aside from the scoreboard showing them with more points in both of those outings, another thing has stood out, too.

Featured running back Le'Veon Bell has played less and less in the Jets' last two games.

Bell has averaged 21 touches between those two games, but the numbers aren't there. He's averaged 2.6 yards per carry and factoring to that are season-lows in snaps played in both games.

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Nov 10, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) is tackled by New York Jets defensive back Blessuan Austin (31) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Nov 10, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton (86) is tackled by New York Jets defensive back Blessuan Austin (31) during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Jets rookie cornerback Blessuan Austin was the Jets highest-rated defender in the team's Week 11 win over the Redskins on Sunday, according to Pro Football Focus. 

Austin made his NFL debut in Week 10 against the Giants, making three tackles and forcing a fumble. On Sunday against Washington, he was targeted six times, allowing just three catches for nine yards. He also chipped in with three tackles.

"He's not afraid," Gase said of Austin last week. "He's not shy of confidence. He's confident in himself. He did a lot of good stuff. It was good to see him around the ball."  

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Jets GM Joe Douglas
Jets GM Joe Douglas

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Jamal Adams got a lot of laughs a few weeks ago when he compared himself to Tom Brady and Aaron Donald, and a few more when he refused to back down from those words. His point, though, was serious - that he's really important to the Jets, and he should be treated that way.

The last two weeks he made that clear on the field.

In fact, it'll be hard to find a better two-game stretch in Adams' three-year NFL career. He had three sacks on Sunday in the Jets' 34-17 win over the Redskins, and for a second straight week was making plays all over the field. He's now had five sacks in the last two weeks, six in the last three, and that season-total of six is a Jetsrecord for a defensive back.

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Scripted plays helping Darnold 00:01:56
New York Jets head coach Adam Gase explains how the communication between him and Sam Darnold has improved in scripting plays on gameday.

The Jets started their blowout loss to the Patriots in Week 7 with an interception two plays into the game. Since then, the Jets have opened their last four games in a row with touchdowns. 

So what's different? Opening drives by NFL teams are often scripted. The ensuing one might be as well. 

But quarterback Sam Darnold isn't crediting a script for the Jets' early-game successes. Instead, it's all about building the right beat coming out of the gate for Gang Green's offense, the quarterback said on Monday. 

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Tua Tagovailoa (Matt Bush)
Tua Tagovailoa (Matt Bush)

The Jets find themselves in a two-game win streak, and technically their playoff hopes are still alive. They will continue to focus on this season, but it was probably hard not to see what happened this weekend in college football that could alter the NFL Draft next year.

Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa had "No. 1 Draft pick" written all over him heading into Mississippi State. However, he suffered a brutal hip dislocation that not only ended his season, but has now put his career in potential danger. 

Many 2020 NFL mock drafts had Tagovailoa slated to go to the Bengals first overall, but with his draft stock now busted, things have definitely shaken up.

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The Jets had offensive line news heading into their Week 11 meeting with the Washington Redskins and then left the 34-17 win with a bit more.

On Saturday, the Jets placed center Ryan Kalil on their injured reserve list, ending his season. A day prior, New York head coach Adam Gase didn't sound like that was going to happen as he said on Friday that Kalil did not have any sort of setback after missing two-straight games due to a knee injury.

Gase addressed that roster move for the first time on Monday but was mostly mum on the decision.

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Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a touchdown pass against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a touchdown pass against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Sam Darnold tossed four touchdowns as the Jets took down the Redskins on Sunday to win their second-straight game and improve to 3-7 on the season.

Here's how the back pages in NYC reacted...

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Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) talks with Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) after their game at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)
Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) talks with Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) after their game at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)

Sam Darnold knows from experience what life as an NFL rookie quarterback is like.

So after Dwayne Haskins struggled for the Redskins in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Jets, Darnold sought out Washington's first-year signal caller at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, and shared some words of advice.

"I just told him after the game to keep his head up," Darnold said. "No matter what people say, the doubters, people who are going to say anything bad about him, I just said, 'Walk it out, man. Just continue to go to work. And if you go to work every single day, it'll be all right.'"

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Report Cards for the 34-17 win 00:03:41
Ray Lucas and Bart Scott give out their grades for the 34-17 win over the Redskins. Spoiler: it's a lot of B's but one group doesn't pass.

Sunday's 34-17 victory against the Washington Redskins saw the New York Jets go on the road to FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, with execution on both sides of the ball.

One glaring area, however, did not sit well with SNY analysts Ray Lucas and Bart Scott when they joined host Jonas Schwartz for "Jets Post Game" and revealed their report cards.

From offense to defense and special teams, plus coaching and more, the crew assesses how the Jets (3-7) fared in Week 11's 17-point win over the Redskins (1-9).

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Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets tight end Ryan Griffin (84) runs after a catch against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets tight end Ryan Griffin (84) runs after a catch against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

Ryan Griffin gave Sam Darnold the go-to target that the Jets needed in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Washington Redskins.

As the second-year quarterback completed 19 of 30 passes (63.3 percent) for 293 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to one interception, the veteran tight end was New York's leading receiver with five receptions for 109 yards (21.8 average) and a touchdown.

Griffin, who caught all five passes Darnold targeted him on and hauled in a long of 45 yards, buried the Redskins (1-9) with 36 seconds left in the second quarter when he caught his 16-yard touchdown pass to put the Jets (3-7) ahead, 20-3, at halftime.

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Jamal Adams keeps getting better 00:01:36
Jamal Adams has 5 sacks in the last two games. Adams since the trade deadline has taken his game to another level. It hasn't gone unnoticed.

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Jamal Adams got a lot of laughs a few weeks ago when he compared himself to Tom Brady and Aaron Donald, and a few more when he refused to back down from those words. His point, though, was serious - that he's really important to the Jets, and he should be treated that way.

The last two weeks he made that clear on the field.

In fact, it'll be hard to find a better two-game stretch in Adams' three-year NFL career. He had three sacks on Sunday in the Jets' 34-17 win over the Redskins, and for a second straight week was making plays all over the field. He's now had five sacks in the last two weeks, six in the last three, and that season-total of six is a Jetsrecord for a defensive back.

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Bell on the 34-17 Jets win 00:00:47
Le'Veon Bell talks to Jeane Coakley on the field after the Jets beats the Redskins. It's the first back-to-back wins for the Jets this year.

After the Jets' 34-17 win over the Redskins on Sunday, running back Le'Veon Bell spoke to SNY's Jeane Coakley on the field about his offensive line's strong performance.

"Those guys did great," Bell said. "Covered guys up well, got out of double teams, protected well. Those guys played real solid. I'm sure they'll be happy (about) today's performance and try to get better for next week.

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Crowder on beating the Redskins 00:01:15
Jamison Crowder talks to Jeane Coakley after the Jets beat his former team, the Redskins. Crowder scored a 29-yard touchdown.

He was a man the Redskins drafted 105th overall back in 2015 out of Duke -- someone they believed would be their secret weapon in the passing game for years to come. 

But, on Sunday in Washington D.C., Jamison Crowder was handing it to his former employer instead. 

The Jets took down the lowly Redskins, 34-17, on the road, and Crowder played a big part in that. He hauled in five receptions for 76 yards with a 29-yard touchdown as the big highlight from his performance. 

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Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Nov 17, 2019; Landover, MD, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a pass against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedExField. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

It was a career day for Jets quarterback Sam Darnold on Sunday against the Redskins, as the No. 3 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft threw for a personal best four touchdowns in the win.

Darnold was 19-of-30 passing for 293 yards to go along with four touchdowns and an interception. He averaged 9.8 yards per attempt, a big time improvement from his season average of 6.4 yards per attempt. 

He finished the game with a quarterback rating of 121.3, which is the second highest of his career and best rating in a game this season. His career-high quarterback rating of 128.4 came in Week 16 of the 2018 season against the Green Bay Packers. Darnold's previous season-high rating of 113.8 came in the team's Week 6 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

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Jets react to strong performance 00:01:33
The Jets react to their total team win. Everyone says consistency is the key. Gase, Darnold, Bell and Adams speak.

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The game against the Giants wasn't a fluke. Sam Darnold really is back on track.

The Jets' franchise quarterback had one of his finest games of the season on Sunday, shredding the awful Washington Redskins in a 34-17 win. He completed 19-of-30 passes for 293 yards with four touchdowns and an interception.

Granted, it was against the Redskins and they are a truly bad team. But the 22-year-old Darnold showed a lot of the things that made people think he was destined for greatness before he began to regress earlier this season. He made a lot of throws outside the pocket, which has always been his specialty. He showed patience and leadership in the pocket, and some fantastic throws.

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Jets week in review 00:02:51
Ralph Vacchiano examines the week that was for the Jets with Quincy Enunwa tweets and season-ending IR for Ryan Kalil.

There was a lot going on for the Jets this season, and SNY's Ralph Vacchiano broke it all down Inside the Pylon.

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The 2-7 Jets travel to our nation's capital to face the 1-8 Redskins on Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX. Here's what you need to know about where to watch...


DATE/TIME: Nov. 17, 2019 at 1 p.m. ET

NETWORK: FOX

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Free agent Colin Kaepernick participates in a workout for NFL football scouts from the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Riverdale, Ga.. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland) (Todd Kirkland/AP)
Free agent Colin Kaepernick participates in a workout for NFL football scouts from the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Riverdale, Ga.. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland) (Todd Kirkland/AP)

Colin Kaepernick has been a lightning rod in recent years and his opportunity to finally workout for NFL teams on Saturday went no differently. 

After a disagreement about the way the workout would go down in Atlanta, Kaepernick moved the time and location.

Per a release from the NFL, at 2:30 p.m., Kaepernick, upset with the lack of media viewing allowed for the workout, moved the event an hour away from the original location and slated it for a 4 p.m. start. The new location also included a live stream of his workout. 

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Jets vs Skins preview 00:01:08
With QB Sam Darnold seemingly back in the groove, the Jets look to make it two wins in a row when they face the Redskins on Sunday.

Like much of his team's 2019 season, things haven't gone according to plan for Jets running back Le'Veon Bell

Brought in by the team's former front office led by then-general manager Mike Maccagnan, Bell signed a four-year, $52.5 million deal with the Jets this offseason after sitting out last season due to a contract dispute with the Steelers. The plan was a Bell-Sam Darnold one-two punch on the Jets offense. 

Easier said than done so far. 

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Colin Kaepernick was set to hold a workout in Atlanta Saturday afternoon, and while it's still expected to take place, the time and location have been moved.

The stage was set for 24 NFL teams, including both the Jets and Giants, to get a look at Kaepernick, who hasn't played in the NFL since 2016. 

But shortly before the workout was set to take place, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported there was an issue.

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Gase, Jets look for 2 in a row 00:01:25
SNY's Jeane Coakley talks with Jets Head Coach Adam Gase about the support of ownership and the progression of QB Sam Darnold.

The Ryan Kalil experiment for the Jets has come to an end. 

The Jets announced on Saturday that the center will head to the injured reserve list, ending his season, and perhaps career. 

In a corresponding move, the Jets signed offensive lineman Leo Koloamatangi to the team's 53-man roster from their practice squad.

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Sep 22, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets head coach Adam Gase looks on from the sidelines during the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)
Sep 22, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Jets head coach Adam Gase looks on from the sidelines during the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports (Greg M. Cooper)

This season, the Jets have had losing streaks of four and three games, but for just the second time this season, the Jets have a chance to win two games in a row.

"Guys have just put their head down and go to work," Adam Gase said on Friday. "Once we hit Wednesday, we put last week behind us. Our guys know, and we talked about it before, we got to get ready for the next one because that's the only one that matters.

"You never want to take a step back, you want to be able to look at your season and say, 'Hey, we're getting better as we go,' and then you're playing the best football at the end of the year. That's why to me these last seven games are so important. Keep trending upward, we don't want to be peaks and valleys."

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Jets prep for Redskins 00:01:28
Le'Veon Bell and Gregg Williams on the challenges the Redskins will present on both sides of the ball this Sunday

In the first half of the Jets' season, almost anything that could have gone wrong, did.

With Sam Darnold sidelined for three games due to mono, plus other injuries to key players like CJ Mosley, the Jets stumbled out of the gates to a 1-7 record.

But Gang Green rebounded to beat the Giants last week in a 34-27 game, and now the team hopes to take some momentum into this Sunday's game at Washington.

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January 1, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs against Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 25-23. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Kyle Terada)
January 1, 2017; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) runs against Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during the second quarter at Levi's Stadium. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 25-23. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports (Kyle Terada)

Colin Kaepernick has not played in an NFL game since January 1, 2017, but the quarterback could be making his return to NFL action in the near future. 

Kaepernick will hold a private workout on Saturday in Atlanta, and SNY's Ralph Vacchiano has previously confirmed that both the Jets and Giants will be in attendance. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, more than 24 NFL teams will be on hand to watch the former 49er work out.

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Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)
Aug 15, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum (68) on the sideline against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

At the end of Thursday night's game between the Browns and Steelers, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett hit Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his own helmet, causing a massive brawl between the two teams.

Many NFL players were shocked to see such a violent act take place during a game, and it made Jets veteran offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum ask the question if Garrett could get in more trouble than just a suspension and fine.

"If he's going to be charged with assault or not?" Beachum told reporters."I think that should be a question... I mean, it's a slippery slope. But it's a possibility for sure."

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