The Jets (5-7) face the Denver Broncos (3-9) on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Here's what's going on today:
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The Jets practice again today at Florham Park. SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will be attending practice this week. Follow @RVacchianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors…
In case you missed it on TJB
Josh McCown wins the AFC player of the week award >> Read more
Wednesday's injury report: Bruce Carter misses practice >> Read more
Roger Goodell signs contract extension >> Read more
McCown to start for the remainder of the season >> Read more
Today's Jets links roundup
Rookie Chad Hansen is seizing the moment >> Greenberg, Jets Official Site
Young backups react to news that McCown will continue to start >> Vasquez, The Record
Jets shouldn't be in a rush to extend Todd Bowles >> Costello, NY Post
Will the Jets face another Ryan Fitzpatrick-type scenario with McCown? >> Cimini, ESPN
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The Jets' offensive line is receiving a lot of praise for Sunday's performance, including from Josh McCown, who wasn't sacked for the first time all season. The line also paved the way for the Jets to rush for over 150 yards and control the ball for over 40 minutes.
Could this be a sign that the offensive line is figuring it out? It's possible, although there were still plenty of breakdowns. McCown was hit five times officially and under pressure on several other plays. In addition, the Jets had 14 plays that were stopped at or behind the line of scrimmage.
Analytics sites such as Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders consistently rank the Jets' line down near the bottom of the league, but offensive coordinator John Morton has done a masterful job of scheming around any deficiencies to ensure that the offense still has a chance to produce points.
Youngster Brandon Shell was complimented by his teammate Kelvin Beachum after he did a good job against Justin Houston, but he faces an even more formidable foe this week in Von Miller. Beachum told reporters the Jets didn't do anything special scheme-wise against the Chiefs, but Morton might have to get creative for the Jets' offense to have the same kind of success in Denver.
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