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Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown and the Texans improved to 5-0 with a 23-17 win over the Jets. Mark Sanchez had one touchdown and two interceptions for New York.Share Tweet
Jets Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold left Monday's game in the third quarter with what appeared to be a right ankle injury but was able to return.Share TweetTexans linebacker Brian Cushing left Monday night's game against the Jets with a left knee injury.Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots set team records last season for first downs and yards gained.Share TweetAs expected, the Jets are without three offensive starters Monday night, all of whom are battling hamstring injuries -- tight end Dustin Keller, wide receiver Stephen Hill and full back John Conner.Share TweetAre you ready for some Tebow? Every indication is that the Jets intend to go through with more action for Amercia’s favorite backup quarterback, giving Tim Tebow the role he seems destined to play. According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, Tebow wentShare TweetThe Houston Texans will not have backup running back Ben Tate for Monday night's game against the New York Jets. Tate, who has 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns with nine receptions for 48 yards in four games this season, was listed as "questiona…Share Tweet
Deadspin Up All Night: Build A Playground In Your HeadThank you for your continued support of Deadspin. Sean's here later to keep you on top of things while you watch Yankees-Orioles or Texans-Jets. Click here if you feel like yakking about baseball. More »Share TweetWes Welker had an excellent game against the Broncos on Sunday, catching 13 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. He also did something after the game that caught people's attention. During a postgame interview with CSNNE, Welker said, "It's defini…Share Tweet
Buffalo Bills are not getting good return from their high-priced defenseyahoo.com Oct 8, 2012Over the 2012 offseason, the Buffalo Bills changed defensive coordinators (out with George Edwards, in with Dave Wannstedt) and defensive schemes (moved from a 3-4 to a 4-3). The Bills also spent a lot of money improving the talent on the field, signing…Share TweetThe AFC East went 2-1 in Week 5. The New York Jets still have a game to play Monday night, but there were several impressive performances to chew on. So who is the latest AFC East Player of the Week? Was it Miami Dolphins safety Reshad Jones? The Dolphi…Share Tweet
Bayless: Tebow can lead Jets to playoffsIn my opinion, the New York Jets' 2012 season is over. They don't have enough depth to recover from the losses of Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis and No. 1 receiver Santonio Holmes. New York can be competitive if the team plays consistent. But any go…Share Tweet
Mario Williams on injury disclosure: I haven’t done anything wrongWhile the Bills investigate how to turn things around on defense after allowing 97 points over the last two weeks, the league is reportedly investigating whether or not they have violated the league’s rules about injury disclosure when it comes to defenShare TweetFree agent running back Kevin Faulk, who spent his entire 13-year career with the New England Patriots, will announce his retirement on Tuesday, the team announced.Share Tweet
That Sure Looks Like A Pair Of Vicious Hickeys On Rob Gronkowski's NeckThe Patriots tight end didn't have the best game yesterday, reeling in just four catches for 35 yards. But the picture above suggests that Gronk had himself a time earlier in the weekend. More »Share Tweetyahoo.com Oct 8, 2012With the removal of three wide receivers who received the franchise tag - Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, Wes Welker of the New England Patriots and DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles - and the Buffalo Bills keeping Steve Johnson off theShare TweetThe reeling New York Jets (2-2) will be in the national spotlight when they host the undefeated Houston Texans (4-0) on "Monday Night Football." The Jets will be without two of their best players: Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis (knee) and …Share Tweet
Bills get even thinner on the offensive lineThere hasn’t been much to smile about for the Bills across the last six quarters of football and their chances of ending their dismal streak in Arizona isn’t looking great thanks to the state of their offensive line. Buffalo started Sunday’s game agShare Tweet
The Jets Are In Line For An Attendance Debacle TonightIt's been reported that as of Friday, the Jets had 12,000 tickets remaining unsold for tonight's game against the Texans. It's understandable. MetLife Stadium is a remarkably joyless place to watch your team lose 59-6. But there have been no whispers of…Share TweetAs the Bills continue to struggle and as quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to play like something other than the guy to whom they paid all that money in 2011, an obvious question is percolating. Is Fitzpatrick the answer? “We’re just fine there,âShare Tweet
QBR: Brady and Tannehill thriveThe 2012 season continues to be a wild one in the AFC East. Every team in the division has a least two victories and two defeats. The division went 2-1 on Sunday. The New York Jets still have to play on "Monday Night Football" against the unde…Share TweetThe Bills defense is the first in history to allow a quarterback to throw for 300 yards in the same game that his team runs for 300 yards. Dolphins DT Randy Starks considers himself “fortunate” to have come up with an interception that led to a touchdShare Tweet
Kris Jenkins vs. Chris Myers: The Knockdown Revisitednytimes.com Oct 8, 2012The Jets will have to win the battles on the line of scrimmage against the powerful Texans, as they once did.Share TweetThe only potential negative emerging from Sunday’s 45-3 shellacking of the Bills by the 49ers was the news that quarterback Alex Smith has injured the middle finger of his throwing hand. The team downplayed the injury after the game, and for good reasonShare Tweet
Texans Lead After 3rd QuarterOct 8Tune to ESPN for live action.
NFL32OT: Can Kolb Lead The Cardinals To Victory?Oct 8Episode 202: Steve Young breaks down Kevin Kolb's performance this season. The NFL32 crew discuss the Patriots' big win over the Broncos.
Jets, Texans Tied After 1st QuarterOct 8Tune to ESPN for live action.
Miami Dolphins ecstatic in locker room after winOct 8Checkout the Miami Dolphins celebrate their hard-fought victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5 of NFL action.