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McElroy Shines in Place of Sanchez

McElroy Shines in Place of Sanchez

A capsule look at the Jets' 7-6 win over the Cardinals.
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  • Jets Insider: Defense contains rookie QB

    Jets Insider: Defense contains rookie QB

    nydailynews.com Dec 2, 2012
    It was the best performance of the year by the Jets’ defense, and while a lot of the success had to do with the opposing rookie quarterback, the Jets wouldn’t have won the game without it.
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  • Jets players won't commit to G-Mac attack

    Jets players won't commit to G-Mac attack

    nydailynews.com Dec 2, 2012
    Jets fans left MetLife Stadium Sunday hopped up about a quarterback change and a possible turning point for their woebegone franchise. Jets players were far more cautious.
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  • Report: Dustin Keller has high ankle sprain

    Report: Dustin Keller has high ankle sprain

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    The Jets offense got a new look on Sunday when Greg McElroy took over at quarterback, but a recurring problem could limit the offense’s effectiveness in the weeks to come. Tight end Dustin Keller hurt his ankle during the game and Manish Mehta of the Ne
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  • Rex Ryan on pulling Mark Sanchez: ‘I needed to make a change’ (…

    Rex Ryan on pulling Mark Sanchez: ‘I needed to make a change’ (VIDEO)

    Mark Sanchez threw three interceptions in five possessions during the New York Jets improbable win over the Arizona Cardinals. Jets coach Rex Ryan pulled Sanchez from the game, and Greg McElroy came in and threw the game's only touchdown. ESPN's Jane Mc…
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  • The Jets Dropped Half-A-Bomb On The Cards

    The Jets Dropped Half-A-Bomb On The Cards

    thejetsblog.com Dec 2, 2012
    Welp, it only took three seasons and eleven games for Rex Ryan to realize that he’s coddled … nay … enabled his starting quarterback. After an embarrassing first half and what sounds like a heated locker room ‘discussion’ between coach and QB af
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  • Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 2, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Jets' Tebow not active vs. Cardinals

    Jets' Tebow not active vs. Cardinals

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    Tim Tebow will not be active for the New York Jets as they host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The backup quarterback sustained two cracked ribs in a game against Seattle on Nov. 11, and did not practice much all week.
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  • Fireman Ed: The Last Superfan

    Fireman Ed: The Last Superfan

    deadspin.com Dec 2, 2012
    Maybe you know that Bruce Harper wore number 42 for the New York Jets from 1977 to 1984 and that he is the all-time leader in punt return yardage in Jets history. It's more likely, however, that you know that Fireman Ed wore number 42. He didn't back Jo…
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  • No Tim Tebow or Calais Campbell at the Meadowlands

    No Tim Tebow or Calais Campbell at the Meadowlands

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    If the Jets offense struggles terribly once again on Sunday, fans are going to have to chant for Greg McElroy if they want to see a quarterback change. As expected after reports at the end of the week, the Jets have made quarterback Tim Tebow inactive f…
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  • Ducasse, Slauson Talk About Platoon at LG

    Ducasse, Slauson Talk About Platoon at LG

    thejetsblog.com Dec 2, 2012
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — On Thursday afternoon, Jets offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo told the press that the decision to platoon Matt Slauson and Vlad Ducasse at left guard comes “from high above me.” DeGuglielmo’s spin on things seems to intima
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  • Sunday morning one-liners

    Sunday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012
    A suggestion that the Bills look to throw deep against the Jaguars this week. It will be a busy day for the Dolphins pass defense. The Patriots added OL Mitch Petrus to the injury report with an illness. DE Muhammad Wilkerson has given the Jets somethin…
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  • Sunday notes: Ribbing Rex

    Sunday notes: Ribbing Rex

    ESPN.com Dec 2, 2012
    A look at the Jets and around the NFL: 1. Ribgate update: Tim Tebow is medically cleared to play against the Cards, according to sources, but he will be inactive Sunday because it's a coach's decision. It's the same coach who suited him up last week wit…
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  • Will Stephen Hill Step Into the Spotlight?

    Will Stephen Hill Step Into the Spotlight?

    thejetsblog.com Dec 2, 2012
    As if the Jets receiver corps wasn’t threadbare enough already, this week the unit will be under stress again as two players won’t be able to because of concissions - all the more reason the Jets brought in a player like Mardy Gilyard earlier this w
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  • #BeastMo Now in Full Effect

    #BeastMo Now in Full Effect

    thejetsblog.com Dec 2, 2012
    While his impact might not be felt in the sack total column, the consistent gains that we were seeing from Muhammad Wilkerson at the end of last year are now routine for the player and the Jets defensive line is benefiting from his excellent play.  Mani…
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  • Video - Rex Ryan Has A Decision To Make 00:39

    Rex Ryan Has A Decision To Make

    Dec 2
    Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez after Greg McElroy replaces Sanchez and leads Jets to 7-6 win over Cardinals.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Jets Recap 01:32

    Sunday Blitz: Cardinals-Jets Recap

    Dec 2
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Jets' 7-6 win over the Cardinals
  • Video - Will Greg McElroy Start Next Week? 01:28

    Will Greg McElroy Start Next Week?

    Dec 2
    Rich Cimini discusses the reaction to Greg McElroy's performance against the Cardinals.
  • Video - Sanchez Benched, McElroy Lifts Struggling Jets 00:44

    Sanchez Benched, McElroy Lifts Struggling Jets

    Dec 2
    Greg McElroy stepped in for the struggling Mark Sanchez, who threw three interceptions on the day, and tossed a touchdown pass to help the Jets top the Cardinals 7-6.

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