Down the stretch of the New York Jets' 22-21 win over the Miami Dolphins, quarterback Sam Darnold did not flinch.
With an assist from kicker Sam Ficken, who nailed consecutive fourth-quarter tries from 42 and 44 yards -- the latter as time expired -- Darnold engineered back-to-back scoring drives, including the game-winning march, as the Jets (5-8) held off the Dolphins (3-10) Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
"I think it's huge, especially when you practice that situation so much in the offseason," Darnold said of the Jets' 49-yard drive in seven plays and 1:33 to down the Dolphins. "To be able to execute that in a real game, it's huge for our confidence. At the same time, we practice it all the time, so we just went out there and did our job. (Wide receiver) Vyncint (Smith) made a great play out there and obviously Sam did a great job kicking the ball."
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Jets WR Robby Anderson said earlier in the week that he considers himself a top-five NFL wide receiver. And when such a statement is made, that person needs to back it up.
Anderson did just that Sunday in the Jets' 22-21 win over the Dolphins, where he hauled in seven catches for 116 yards and a touchdown.
"We hot right now," Anderson told SNY's Jeane Coakley after the game. "I feel like I'm in the zone, I feel like he's in the zone. We've just got to keep it going.
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Odell Beckham Jr. might just have talked his way out of another city and another franchise, and that opens up some tantalizing possibilities. He still is -- when his body is healthy and his mind is right -- one of the best receivers in football.
The Jets, of course, really do need a No. 1 receiver.
But what they don't need is a Beckham-sized headache.
Jets kicker Sam Ficken drilled a 44-yard field goal as time expired on Sunday to give the Jets a 22-21 win over the Dolphins.
The third year kicker from Penn State was 3-for-3 on field goals for the day, while going 1-for-2 on extra points.
After the game, Ficken was all smiles as he received praise from head coach Adam Gase and quarterback Sam Darnold.
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The Jets weren't perfect in any sense, but they came out of their matchup with the Dolphins on Sunday with a 22-21 win on a game-winning field goal by Sam Ficken.
So, as is custom after each Jets game, SNY Jets analysts Ray Lucas and Bart Scott broke down their grades for the offense, defense, special teams and the coaching staff from Sunday...
Christopher Johnson has already promised that Adam Gase won't be fired and he'll be the Jets coach at the start of next season. There are no indications at all that the Jets CEO is willing to change his mind, no matter what happens down the stretch of the season.
But Gase sure has to be stretching his boss' patience.
Gase needed an absolute gift from the Dolphins and the officials to avoid what would have been another embarrassing loss on Sunday. The Jets won when a pass interference non-call was overturned on replay, giving them another shot to get into game-winning field goal range. Then, Sam Ficken nailed a 44-yarder as time expired to give the Jets a 22-21 win.
According to SNY's NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano, the Jets may look into trading running back Le'Veon Bell and safety Jamal Adams this offseason.
Bell is in his first season with the team, after signing a four-year, $52.5 million deal with $35 million guaranteed on March 13.
"Obviously you know he's out today with his illness. It's the latest blow in what's shaping up as the worst season of his career," Vacchiano said. "But the question now is, will it be his only season with the Jets? Multiple sources around the NFL told me this week that they really do expect that the Jets will make Bell available this offseason."
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The 4-8 Jets are looking to bounce back against the 3-9 Dolphins. Here's what you need to know about where to watch...
DATE/TIME: Dec. 8, 2019 at 1 p.m. ET
After suffering a devastating loss to the Bengals last week, the Jets don't really have a potential playoff berth to play for anymore, but not losing to the Miami Dolphins for a second time this season should be enough to motivate this squad heading into Sunday.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano previews the matchup as the Dolphins visit MetLife Stadium. Last time these two teams faced each other, Miami shocked many by defeating the Jets 26-18 to pick up their first win of the season in Week 9.
That loss is certainly one that the Jets would like to have back, and although Sunday's game can't make up for it on their record, it's still a necessary win to get.
Le'Veon Bell's status for Sunday against the Miami Dolphins has officially been downgraded to out by the team.
Bell, who was initially listed as questionable on Friday, missed two days of practice with an illness, and now will not suit up against Miami.
On Friday, Gase would not specify the kind of illness Bell is dealing with, and would only say that everyone recovers at a different pace.
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The Jets secondary could look very thin this weekend when they face the Miami Dolphins, with multiple players in doubt to suit up and CB Brian Poole officially listed as out.
In addition to Poole, things aren't looking to great for S Jamal Adams and CB Arthur Maulet, who are both listed as doubtful to play. Poole (concussion), Adams (ankle) and Maulet (calf) missed all three days of practice this week.
The trio all suffered their injuries at various points of Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Bengals, a game that handed Cincinnati their first win of the season.
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Jets head coach Adam Gase said running back Le'Veon Bell will not practice on Thursday due to an illness, but it doesn't seem to be something going around the team.
"Yeah they haven't said that to me yet," Gase said. "I feel like each guy it's been something different. It hasn't been the same thing, it hasn't been like the flu or anything."
In addition to Bell missing practice, safety Jamal Adams remains out as he continues to recover from a sprained left ankle.
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When the Jets released Wednesday's injury report for Week 14, they had their top defensive player atop the list.
Safety Jamal Adams did not practice after he sprained his left ankle in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
With Adams as the latest casualty, the injury bug has bitten the Jets throughout the 2019 season, particularly on defense.
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At 4-8, the Jets are all but certain to miss out on the playoffs.
It's been a strange season for Gang Green, starting with a Week 1 loss to Buffalo that easily could have been a win, followed by Sam Darnold missing three games with mono. And just as it looked like the season was on the verge of a complete collapse at 1-7, the Jets won three straight to get to 4-7.
Then, unexpectedly, the Jets were defeated by the previously winless Bengals.
Now, the Jets will look to finish out the final quarter of their regular season schedule, and, at the very least, build momentum heading into 2020.
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Jets S Jamal Adams hasn't yet been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, but it seems to be trending that way.
Head coach Adam Gase said on Wednesday that he hasn't been told Adams has a high ankle sprain, but Adams remains in a walking boot.
"He's gotta really feel good for me to put him back out there," Gase said when asked about a potential timetable.
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After all the speculation, we finally have an answer: The Jets will place C.J. Mosley on season ending IR, Adam Gase announced Tuesday afternoon on The Michael Kay Show.
Mosley, who had played in just two games this season after suffering a groin injury back in Week 1, kept himself off IR and away from season ending surgery when the Jets started to win games again.
As the Jets won three straight and were still technically in contention to make the playoffs, Mosley was kept off IR in hope that the Jets continue winning and can throw in their best defensive weapon for a last push for the postseason.
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The Jets' chances at the playoffs were slim, but now they're dead following their 22-6 loss to the winless Bengals on Sunday.
After winning three-straight games heading into Week 13, the loss came as a bit of a shock. With the tides turning, could the Jets have overlooked the Bengals, leading to their demise?
Quarterback Sam Darnold says no.
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The Bengals took their first win of the season against the Jets in a 22-6 game in Week 14, an outing which didn't feature much Le'Veon Bell.
Bell had only ten times for 32 yards as a runner in the loss, which also saw four catches for the running back.
The plays being called for the Jets come via head coach Adam Gase. On Monday, Gase explained why he only mustered up 10 carries for Bell in the game. It was a matter of circumstances, the coach said.
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Jets S Jamal Adams had tears in his eyes when he was talking after Sunday's loss to the Bengals, and it was mainly due to the boot on his foot.
Well, head coach Adam Gase revealed Monday the reason for that boot was an ankle sprain for the Pro Bowl safety.
Gase added that Adams will undergo an MRI and "that kind of stuff" to further assess the injury. He will be considered "legit week-to-week," and Gase doesn't believe that he'll be practicing this week.
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After the Jets disappointing 22-6 loss to the Bengals, Ray Lucas and Bart Scott gave out their grades for the offense, defense, and special teams.
"They only had six less yards than the Bengals," Scott said. "But it wasn't horrible, they moved the ball early in the first half. They just couldn't finish drives."
The Jets finished the game with 271 total yards of offense, and were just 7-for-17 on third down conversions.
If the loss to the Bengals wasn't crushing enough, Jets S Jamal Adams was seen with a walking boot in the locker room after the game.
And whether it was the boot itself or the loss as a whole, Adams was very emotional while talking to reporters.
Adams was talking with tears in his eyes, and almost broke down a couple of times before calming down a bit. With his voice very low, here's what he said about his current situation:
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As Adam Gase emphasized during the week, the Jets were entering this week's game as a 4-7 team and they sure played like one against the Bengals on Sunday. Now they're a 4-8 team, having lost to a winless team for the second time since the bye week.
To their credit, the Bengals played with good energy and discipline on defense, and rode a solid Andy Dalton performance in his return to the lineup to break a 13-game losing streak that stretched back to last December.
Offensively, the Jets had some near misses, but struggled to sustain drives, mainly due to dropped passes and ill-timed penalties. The Bengals exploited some coverage breakdowns to score two first half touchdowns and built a 17-3 lead before the Jets drove for a late field goal.
On his "Inside the Pylon" segment during SNY's Jets pregame show on Sunday, NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano dropped some knowledge about Jets DC Gregg Williams.
And that news is his "DC" title potentially changing to "HC" next season.
"Two NFL executives told me this week that the job Williams has done with the Jets defense this season should be enough to get him at least some consideration for a head coaching job if enough jobs become available," Vacchiano revealed.
The Jets are considering re-signing linebacker Jordan Jenkins, who is in the final season of his rookie contract, according to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano.
"A league source said the Jets have expressed some interest in re-signing him, which was something that seemed unlikely when the season began," Vacchiano said. "Now, the Jets are going to try to find a dominant edge rusher this offseason in free agency or the draft. But the idea of Jenkins on the other side has some merits. He's been their best and most consistent pass rusher this year with five sacks, 12 over the past two seasons. He shouldn't cost a ton either, and might even be open to shorter term deal."
Jenkins was drafted with the No. 83 pick in the third round back in 2016 out of Georgia. He has five sacks this season, and a total of 17.5 sacks in four seasons with the team.
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Jamal Adams has been playing out of his mind lately. It seems like every big defensive play for the Jets involve their defensive captain, and if that continues on Sunday against the Bengals, he could be setting a new NFL record.
Over the past three games -- all of which have been Jets wins -- Adams has collected 5.5 sacks. And when you include his one against the Dolphins in Week 9, Adams already has 6.5 sacks on the season with five games left to play.
The NFL record for sacks in a single season by a defensive back was set by S Adrian Wilson back in 2005 with the Cardinals at eight. It's a record Adams promised he would break.
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The 4-7 Jets want to make it four in a row against the 0-11 Bengals. Here's what you need to know about where to watch...
DATE/TIME: Dec. 1, 2019 at 1 p.m. ET
Ahead of the Jets' matchup with the winless Bengals on Sunday, Adam Gase spoke with SNY's Jeane Coakley to discuss a few things as the team prepares for the game.
With the Jets entering Sunday on a red-hot three-game win streak, facing an 0-11 Bengals squad could potentially look like a trap game, but Gase said the team has faced so much adversity this season that they aren't worried about things like that.
The Bengals come into their game against the Jets on Sunday still in search of their first win of the season. Just three games after benching Andy Dalton in favor of rookie Ryan Finley, Cincinnati is turning back to their veteran quarterback.
Despite his struggles this season, Jets head coach Adam Gase isn't looking past the TCU product, who has played 128 games for the Bengals since the team drafted him in 2011.
"He's a dangerous guy, period." Gase said. "That's just what it is. It's not always easy when you're a quarterback who's been in the same organization for a long time under the same head coach and all of a sudden everything changes. It's not always as smooth as you want it to be."
Former Jets wide receiver Terrelle Pryor is in stable condition, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
His condition was upgraded after it was initally reported he was in critical condition after being stabbed at a Pittsburgh apartment complex late Friday night, according to WTAE in Pittsburgh.
"Shalaya Briston, 24, of Munhall, PA was arrested and has been charged with criminal attempt homicide and aggravated assault," police said in a statement.
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Jets running back Le'Veon Bell chooses not to live and die by the numbers.
Through the first 11 games of his first season with the Jets, he has experienced highs and lows.
After the first eight games saw New York stumbled out with just one win, the team's turnaround has been on full display.