AFC East News and Rumors
Underachieving Jets had better refocus before their season slips away from them
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The season is only three games old, but it's time to make like Marty Mornhinweg and signal for a premature timeout to take stock of the New York Jets. Let's be brutally honest: Except for three brilliant drives to start the game…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets: We were robbed of touchdownESPN.com 1 hour agoEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Last week it was the touchdown that wasn't. This time, it was the fumble recovery that wasn't. The New York Jets were burned by a premature whistle in Monday night's 27-19 loss to the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium -- a blown …Upvote Share Tweet
Bears TE Bennett: Rex's quip lit fire in meESPN.com 2 hours agoBears tight end Martellus Bennett said he felt disrespected by New York Jets coach Rex Ryan leading up to Chicago's 27-19 Monday night victory at MetLife Stadium.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 2 hours agoEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Eric Decker was ready to go at game time, but by the time the Jets trailed to the Bears at halftime, he felt a familiar tightness in his hamstring. The team's No. 1 wide receiver watched from the sideline as the Jets ultimately …Upvote Share TweetChicago Bears coach Marc Trestman needed a few extra minutes to clear his head.Upvote Share Tweet
Jets lament turnovers, blown callESPN.com 3 hours agoEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Observations from the New York Jets' locker room following their 27-19 loss to the Chicago Bears: Rex Ryan defended quarterback Geno Smith -- well, kind of. The Jets' claimed "this ain't the quarterback he was at the beginn…Upvote Share TweetThe Chicago Bears struck early and never trailed as they rode two Martellus Bennett touchdowns to a 27-19 win over the New York Jets on Monday.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 5 hours agoThe Chicago Bears are having their depth at safety tested during Monday night’s game against the New York Jets, Both Chicago starters have suffered shoulder injuries in the game. Chris Conte is out for the rest of the game after injuring his shoulder in…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 7 hours agoEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Former New York Jets wide receiver Wayne Chrebet and former owner Leon Hess were announced as this year's Ring of Honor inductees during the first quarter of the Jets-Bears "Monday Night Football" game. Chrebet was sho…Upvote Share Tweet
What to make of Dolphins' QB situation?ESPN.com 12 hours agoDAVIE, Fla. -- It could be nothing now. But it could mean something later. That was my general takeaway from Monday’s cryptic news conference by Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin. Miami’s coach -- on four separate occasions -- declined to answer whe…Upvote Share TweetMiami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin will not say whether Ryan Tannehill will remain the team's starting QBUpvote Share Tweet
Andy Reid Busts Out A Jolly Postgame Victory Dancedeadspin.com 13 hours agoThis moment, from the Chief's locker room following their victory over the Dolphins yesterday—flagged by Arrowhead Pride—is just your latest reminder that happy Andy Reid is one of the best things the NFL has going for it right now. Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Watkins goes wire-to-wire in lossESPN.com 14 hours agoORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Taking a closer look at offensive snaps played by the Buffalo Bills in Sunday's loss to the San Diego Chargers: Quarterbacks: EJ Manuel -- 70 of 70 Kyle Orton -- 0 of 70 Running backs: Fred Jackson -- 45 of 70 C.J. Spiller -- 25 of…Upvote Share TweetThe Dolphins came into this season with high hopes and a wide-open division. They've now gotten rolled by 19 points two weeks in a row, including yesterday's blowout by the shorthanded Chiefs. According to the Miami Herald, the discontent is growing, an…Upvote Share Tweet
Belichick explains why he sat DobsonESPN.com 17 hours agoBefore each game, the New England Patriots -- like every NFL team -- set seven players as inactive. And the surprise inactive this week was wide receiver Aaron Dobson. With the Patriots' receiving corps struggling to gain any rhythm with quarterback Tom…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 18 hours agoTom Brady wants to make it clear — his offense needs to get better, and soon. After beating the Raiders 16-9 yesterday, the Patriots’ offense has 22 points in the last six quarters. “I don’t think anybody has really found their stride this year,” Brady …Upvote Share Tweet
Manuel's 8.4 QBR is NFL's worst in Week 3ESPN.com 18 hours agoWatching Monday's morning's 9 a.m. live "SportsCenter," this note from host Hannah Storm caught our attention at the top of the program: Yesterday was a huge day for quarterbacks throughout the NFL. Qualified quarterbacks combined to average a…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 19 hours agoFew rookies in the NFL will be scrutinized more this season than Sammy Watkins, whom the Buffalo Bills traded their 2015 first-round selection to acquire in May. So while a play in the final minutes of Sunday's 22-10 loss to the San Diego Chargers would…Upvote Share Tweet
Monday morning one-linersprofootballtalk.com 20 hours agoShort passes worked out better than deeper shots for the Bills. Dolphins RB Lamar Miller had a big day against the Chiefs. The Patriots’ problems on the offensive line haven’t shown signs of subsiding. Penalties have been an issue for the Jets in the fi…Upvote Share Tweet
Bennett's Second TD Of The GameSep 22Bears tight end Martellus Bennett catches a nice endzone touchdown, and the Bears lead 24-13.
Kerley Gets The TouchdownSep 22Jets receiver Jeremy Kerley scores on a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Geno Smith.
Bears Recover The FumbleSep 22Jets receiver Jalen Saunders misjudges the catch on the punt return, and the Bears recover the fumble.
Mundy Pick-SixSep 22Bears safety Ryan Mundy intercepted Jets quarterback Geno Smith for the pick-six.
The Week 3 MailbagSep 23I want to lead the Mailbag this week with a quick comment on Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti’s news conference Monday afternoon, where he addressed the thoroughly reported ESPN story that questioned his organization’s response to the Ray Rice crisis. The m…
Safety In NumbersSep 23As you watch football week to week, you see new things crop up and wonder if they are trends or simply the result of teams playing the game with different lineup combinations. Necessity was the mother of invention in Arizona this year, with defensive co…
'The NFL Needed This'Sep 22The adrenaline was still flowing for Russell Wilson an hour after a game that was supposed to be high drama, and actually was. “The NFL needed this game,” Wilson said. After another week of off-field hell for the NFL, Wilson won’t get any argument from …
Clayton's Last Call: Games grab the headlinesSep 21A thrilling day of football was a welcome sight for the NFL, John Clayton writes. Plus, the battle-tested Seahawks, a QB youth movement and more.