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It's feast or famine for NY Jets, who need to use Thanksgiving …

It's feast or famine for NY Jets, who need to use Thanksgiving matchup with New England Patriots to kick-start a winning streak

nydailynews.com Updated Nov 21, 2012
As a result of being one step above incompetent the first 10 games of the season, the Jets have left themselves with virtually no margin for error over the final six games.
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  • Myers: Thanksgiving perfect time to start Jet roll

    Myers: Thanksgiving perfect time to start Jet roll

    nydailynews.com Nov 21, 2012
    As a result of being one step above incompetent the first 10 games of the season, the Jets have left themselves with virtually no margin for error over the final six games.
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  • Mayo, Mavs pull away in 4th, knock off Knicks

    Mayo, Mavs pull away in 4th, knock off Knicks

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    O.J. Mayo scored 10 of 27 points over the final six minutes of the third quarter, when Dallas charged ahead, and the Mavericks held on for a 114-111 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.
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  • Down in Big D: Mavs hand Knicks second loss, 114-111

    Down in Big D: Mavs hand Knicks second loss, 114-111

    nydailynews.com Nov 21, 2012
    Forget Linsanity. In their final game before meeting Jeremy Lin for the first time since he left New York, the Knicks were done in by the one-time high flying phenomenon known as Vinsanity.
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  • Mavs' Murphy leaves vs. Knicks due to illness

    Mavs' Murphy leaves vs. Knicks due to illness

    nba.com Nov 21, 2012
    Mavericks forward Troy Murphy is out of his first start of the season.
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  • Nets' Wallace sits vs. Warriors due to ankle

    Nets' Wallace sits vs. Warriors due to ankle

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets small forward Gerald Wallace will not play Wednesday against the Golden State Warriors.
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  • Jets would be thankful for no Sanchez mistakes

    Jets would be thankful for no Sanchez mistakes

    If the Jets (4-6) have any chance of beating the Patriots on Thursday night and rallying to make the playoffs like they did in 2009, Mark Sanchez must play mistake-free like he did in the win over the Rams last week.
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  • NFL Week Twelve Preview — New England at New York Jets

    NFL Week Twelve Preview — New England at New York Jets

    jetsgab.com Nov 21, 2012
    Two rival AFC East teams will wrap up Thanksgiving with a game at MetLife Stadium, as the Patriots battle the Jets for the second time this season. New England can put a stranglehold on the division as they are 7-3, and with a win they can put a huge da…
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  • NY Giants out to rattle Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rod…

    NY Giants out to rattle Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers

    nydailynews.com Nov 21, 2012
    There was no question that the rattle factor was there the last time that the Giants played the Packers. The Giants not only defeated the Packers, who were 15-1 heading into that NFC divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field last January, they beat them …
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  • Nets forward Evans fined $5K for flopping

    Nets forward Evans fined $5K for flopping

    nba.com ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans has become the first player to be fined for flopping by the NBA, penalized $5,000 for a second offense.
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  • Giants Insider: S Phillips may be back for Pack

    Giants Insider: S Phillips may be back for Pack

    nydailynews.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Giants' secondary is about to get a little bit deeper, just in time to face the Packers’ high-flying pass attack. Safety Kenny Phillips, who has missed the last six weeks with an MCL injury, practiced for a second straight day on Wednesday and is op
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  • Eli Packs live arm for Green Bay

    Eli Packs live arm for Green Bay

    nydailynews.com Nov 21, 2012
    THE BYE week statistically has proven beneficial to Eli Manning, particularly in recent seasons. The Giants need a similar return to productivity from their skidding quarterback in his latest matchup against gunslinger Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Sunday…
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  • My picks for Pats-Jets and the rest of Week 12

    My picks for Pats-Jets and the rest of Week 12

    CNNSI.com Nov 21, 2012
    The better team doesn't always win in the NFL. So, can the Texans overcome many things working against them to beat the Lions on Thanksgiving? See what Peter King thinks.
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  • BGA Extra: Jets at Rams

    BGA Extra: Jets at Rams

    thejetsblog.com Nov 21, 2012
    This analysis is based on watching and re-watching TV footage. As such, it is not always possible to accurately determine everything that was going on. However, every effort has been made to ensure that the information below is as complete and correct a…
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  • Patriots’ Chandler Jones, Logan Mankins out vs. Jets

    Patriots’ Chandler Jones, Logan Mankins out vs. Jets

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Rob Gronkowski isn’t the only important player the Patriots will be missing when they take on the Jets Thursday night. The Patriots confirmed today that not only is Gronkowski out for the Thanksgiving AFC East battle, but guard Logan Mankins and defensi
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  • Final injury report: Patriots at Jets

    Final injury report: Patriots at Jets

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    The New England Patriots (7-3) and New York Jets (4-6) released their final injury report for the Thanksgiving game. Here is a look at who is expected to miss the AFC East showdown and what it means for both teams: Patriots Out: TE Rob Gronkowski (arm),…
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  • Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers on the Giants’ defense

    Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers on the Giants’ defense

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 21, 2012
    They have a great front four. They really get after the passer. More than their front four, they have other guys that they can bring in to rush. It’s a talented defense. We’re going to have to be ready.
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  • Giants Among the NFL’s Least-Penalized Clubs

    Giants Among the NFL’s Least-Penalized Clubs

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 21, 2012
    According to our colleague Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast, the Giants are second-least penalized team in the NFL after ten games with 53 flags upheld. The Falcons have the fewest at 46. Ironically, the other three NFC East teams are among the most-…
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  • Packers’ Matthews ‘Doubtful’; WR Jennings Practices

    Packers’ Matthews ‘Doubtful’; WR Jennings Practices

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 21, 2012
    Tom Coughlin said this morning he expected Green Bay’s All-Pro LB Clay Mathews (hamstring) to be on the field vs the Giants Sunday night. “He’s in. That’s the plan,” Coughlin said when asked if the Giants were preparing for a Matthews-less Pack
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  • Considering the Kidd Factor

    Considering the Kidd Factor

    When Jason Kidd, now a Knick, joined his previous teams in Dallas, Phoenix and New Jersey, the result was the same: the teams won a lot more.
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  • Source: Yankees' Kuroda took less to stay

    Source: Yankees' Kuroda took less to stay

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    In choosing to sign a one-year, $15 million contract with the New York Yankees, right-hander Hiroki Kuroda declined offers for more money and years, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPN New York on Wednesday.
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  • A Ryan-Tannenbaum tug-of-war could be coming in New York

    A Ryan-Tannenbaum tug-of-war could be coming in New York

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Four years ago, as the Jets imploded from 8-3 to 9-7, owner Woody Johnson declared that both G.M. Mike Tannenbaum and coach Eric Mangini would return. The day after the season ended, Mangini was fired. Now that the Jets are careening toward another seas…
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  • Final Word: Patriots-Jets

    Final Word: Patriots-Jets

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about the Patriots-Jets Thanksgiving Day game: Win or go home: A poor start by the New York Jets this season makes this a must-win game on Thanksgiving. The Jets are 4-6 and losers of three of their past four games. They cannot…
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  • Roster Moves: OL Capers Added; Goodin Signed to PS

    Roster Moves: OL Capers Added; Goodin Signed to PS

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Giants moved OL Selvish Capers from the practice squad to the active roster today, to fill the vacancy created when they placed DT Markus Kuhn on IR. Stephen Goodin, an OL who spent time with the Giants in Albany this summer, was signed to the pract…
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  • Create-a-Caption: Andray Blatche has a nose for the basketball …

    Create-a-Caption: Andray Blatche has a nose for the basketball on defense

    yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    Just one problem: It's Dwight Howard's. Does deploying Grandpa-style trickery and illusions represent a viable defensive strategy for dealing with a rampaging opposing center in 2012? Brooklyn Nets coach Avery Johnson thinks there's only one way to find…
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  • Wise returns to White Sox with one-year contract

    Wise returns to White Sox with one-year contract

    CNNSI.com Nov 21, 2012
    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have agreed to a one-year, $700,000 contract with veteran outfielder Dewayne Wise.
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  • Rasheed Wallace Yells "Ball Don't Lie" Because Sheed …

    Rasheed Wallace Yells "Ball Don't Lie" Because Sheed Likes To Yell Things

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    The absolute best conceit in basketball is there is some sort of cosmic justice. If a player makes an undeserved trip to the line on a ticky-tack foul, the telltale ball will betray the shooter. This worked to perfection last night, as Rasheed Wallace-t
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  • Quirks of the Game: The Third-String Quarterback

    Quirks of the Game: The Third-String Quarterback

    nytimes.com Nov 21, 2012
    Backup quarterbacks -- and in some cases, third-stringers -- came to the fore after injuries to a bunch of starters, but the odds are almost always stacked against them.
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  • Tagliabue will have bounty ruling by end of 2012

    Tagliabue will have bounty ruling by end of 2012

    CNNSI.com Nov 21, 2012
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has advised league officials and players implicated in the NFL's bounty probe that he plans to complete all hearings by Dec. 4 and make a ruling shortly after.
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  • Dwight Howard airballs free throw, but Nets go away from ‘Hack-…

    Dwight Howard airballs free throw, but Nets go away from ‘Hack-a-Howard’ late in Lakers win (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    It's not exactly breaking news that Los Angeles Lakers big man Dwight Howard doesn't have the smoothest, most successful stroke from the foul line; through his first seven NBA seasons, the All-NBA center shot a touch below 60 percent from the stripe. Ov…
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  • Revis convinced Cromartie to grow up prior to injury

    Revis convinced Cromartie to grow up prior to injury

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Once Darrelle Revis was lost for the season, Antonio Cromartie became the Jets best cornerback by default. But a conversation with Revis prior to the injury convinced Cromartie he needed to grow up anyway. “It shouldn’t have taken for Revis to go down
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  • Landry Wants to “Remain Home” in New York

    Landry Wants to “Remain Home” in New York

    thejetsblog.com Nov 21, 2012
    LaRon Landry has certainly changed the culture of the safety position for the Jets in the span of 10 games. His hard hits and solid coverage ability has been an upgrade to former tandems in past years and when asked about his future, he seemed keen on m…
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  • Q. and A. With Vinny Testaverde

    Q. and A. With Vinny Testaverde

    nytimes.com Nov 21, 2012
    The former Jets quarterback said that if the Jets continued to struggle, they should give Tim Tebow a chance to start.
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  • Metta World Peace rubs Avery Johnson’s head after nailing a 3 d…

    Metta World Peace rubs Avery Johnson’s head after nailing a 3 during Lakers win over Nets (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Nov 21, 2012
    On Tuesday, Metta World Peace described for reporters (including Janis Carr of the Orange County Register) his role definition in the Los Angeles Lakers' system under new head coach Mike D'Antoni: "The coach said, 'Go do you.' I said, 'OK, no probl…
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  • Report: Hernandez to replace Gronkowski

    Report: Hernandez to replace Gronkowski

    ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    We have some good news for the New England Patriots (7-3) and not-so-good news for the New York Jets (4-6). Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez will make his return from an ankle injury on Thanksgiving night agains…
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  • Antrel Rolle: Giants need to win out

    Antrel Rolle: Giants need to win out

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    With a one-game lead in a division that has underperformed from top to bottom, the Giants could likely secure a playoff berth with a 10-6 record. But Giants safety Antrel Rolle’s looking at the toughest part of the schedule, and suggesting that winning
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  • Rex: Brady’s “a machine,” “once-in-a-generation” QB

    Rex: Brady’s “a machine,” “once-in-a-generation” QB

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    After spending last week trying to sniff out anonymous sources, and defending themselves from accusations that the clown car was beginning to role again, the Jets are on a different track this week. Coach Rex Ryan was notably humble early in the week, a…
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Nov 21, 2012
    Bills players and coaches donated more than $40,000 to help feed more than 900 families this Thanksgiving. The Dolphins like what they’re getting from return man Marcus Thigpen. Said Patriots coach Bill Belichick of the difficulty of playing Jets CB Ant
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  • Cruz Gives Thanks By Participating in Paterson Soup Drive

    Cruz Gives Thanks By Participating in Paterson Soup Drive

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 21, 2012
    From The Paterson Press….. A popular native son of Paterson was on hand at Eva’s Village, the city’s largest soup kitchen, to serve hot lunches to 400 hungry men and women on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz
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  • Week 12 N.F.L. Game Probabilities, and a Tired Theory

    Week 12 N.F.L. Game Probabilities, and a Tired Theory

    nytimes.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Giants' offense, led by Eli Manning, peaked in Week 5 against Cleveland and has been in a relatively consistent decline since, but don't blame arm fatigue.
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  • Coach Speak: Tom Coughlin With FOX Sports’ Brian Billick

    Coach Speak: Tom Coughlin With FOX Sports’ Brian Billick

    giantsfootballblog.com Nov 21, 2012
    Brian Billick discusses game preparation with Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.
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  • GOLLIVER: Lakers edge Nets in D'Antoni's debut

    GOLLIVER: Lakers edge Nets in D'Antoni's debut

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Nov 21, 2012
    Mike D'Antoni relied heavily on his stars to pull off a 95-90 win over the Nets in his Lakers debut. But plenty of work lies ahead, writes Ben Golliver, starting with a sputtering offense.
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  • Kobe Helps Usher In A New Era; A College Player Scores 138 Poin…

    Kobe Helps Usher In A New Era; A College Player Scores 138 Points In One Game

    dimemag.com Nov 21, 2012
    With Mike D’Antoni literally sitting in Phil Jackson‘s old seat (and even walking like him) along the Staples Center sideline, the new Lakers era didn’t exactly start according to plan. They couldn’t make free throws (19-for-37). They couldn’t m
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  • Mehta: Jets problem is lack of talent, not Rex

    Mehta: Jets problem is lack of talent, not Rex

    nydailynews.com Nov 21, 2012
    The Jets are 4-6 for myriad reasons. Darrelle Revis, the best defensive player in the NFL, and Santonio Holmes, the Jets’ top offensive playmaker, are out for the season. Mark Sanchez’s supporting cast is below average at best. Ryan isn’t the proble
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  • Video - Nets' Evans First Player Fined For Flopping 02:09

    Nets' Evans First Player Fined For Flopping

    Nov 21
    Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com on Nets F Reggie Evans becoming the first player fined by the NBA under the league's new ani-flopping rules.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Packers-Giants 01:16

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Packers-Giants

    Nov 21
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Green Bay at the New York Giants
  • Video - Three Keys For The Jets 02:05

    Three Keys For The Jets

    Nov 21
    Rich Cimini gives his three keys for the Jets versus the Patriots and makes a prediction.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Giant Gameplan 01:02

    Blogger Blitz: Giant Gameplan

    Nov 21
    NFC East blogger Dan Graziano talks about how the Giants defense needs to pressure Aaron Rodgers on Sunday if New York is to be successful

Sports Columnists

  • Biggest NFL games of Week 12 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Nov 21
    Recent wild finishes reinforce the necessity of having a quarterback who can thrive in the fourth quarter, John Clayton writes.
  • Clayton mailbag: QB trades lose their luster

    Nov 21
    The Raiders traded two high picks for Carson Palmer. Palmer's struggles are one of the reasons trades involving QBs are risky, writes John Clayton.
  • The Sports Guy's Thanksgiving Football Mailbag

    Nov 21
    Inept coaches, serial killer questions, and, of course, all your Week 12 picks.