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Rookie Geno Smith only has task of leading NY Jets to win over …

Rookie Geno Smith only has task of leading NY Jets to win over Patriots in Foxborough in Week 2

nydailynews.com Updated Sep 11, 2013
Tom Brady would have eventually beaten out Drew Bledsoe, but the Jets expedited his ascension to the Patriots’ starting quarterback job when Mo Lewis hammered Bledsoe late in the second game of the 2001 season. The Jets have been paying for it ever sinc…
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  • W2W4: Jets at Patriots

    W2W4: Jets at Patriots

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Sep 11, 2013
    The New York Jets play their first division game Thursday night against their top nemesis, the New England Patriots. Kickoff is 8:25 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. The top storylines: 1. Don’t feed the beast: Patriots coach Bill Belichick has fielded some me…
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  • Injury report: Kerley ruled out

    Injury report: Kerley ruled out

    There were no surprises on the Jets' injury report, released Wednesday. As expected, WR/PR Jeremy Kerley (concussion) was ruled out. To replace him, the Jets re-signed Ben Obomanu, cut in the preseason, but Kerley's absence could mean bigger roles for C…
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  • Bills’ Nigel Bradham gets marijuana charge dismissed

    Bills’ Nigel Bradham gets marijuana charge dismissed

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    Bills linebacker Nigel Bradham will not have to face marijuana charges, if he can stay out of trouble for the next six months. A judge in Upstate New York dropped marijuana charges against Bradham today, on the condition that he’s not in trouble with th…
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  • Designated driver of the game – week 1

    Designated driver of the game – week 1

    buffalobills.com Sep 11, 2013
    Congratulations to the designated driver of the Patriots vs. Bills game, Ann McCoy from Buffalo, NY. She won a Bud Light Good Sport Fan pack that included a Bud Light cooler with built in speakers and iPod hookup as well as Good Sport t-shirts, hats and…
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  • Shaun King says there’s “a lot of disarray in Tampa”

    Shaun King says there’s “a lot of disarray in Tampa”

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    On Wednesday afternoon, we reported that the Buccaneers already have conducted a players-only meeting. It happened not after an ugly and undisciplined loss to the Jets in Week One, but before the regular season even opened. One of the concerns, we repor…
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  • CB Dimitri Patterson optimistic for Sunday

    CB Dimitri Patterson optimistic for Sunday

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    DAVIE, Fla. – Miami Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson returned to practice Wednesday after missing one session Tuesday. Patterson recorded two interceptions in a Week 1 victory over the Cleveland Browns but strained his groin in the third quarter. P…
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  • Geno's task: Don't be Sanchez vs. Patriots

    Geno's task: Don't be Sanchez vs. Patriots

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Santonio Holmes isn't known as a locker-room sage, but he dispensed sound advice Tuesday to Geno Smith over lunch in the team cafeteria. Discussing Thursday night's showdown against the New England Patriots, Holmes told the rookie q…
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  • Colts owner praises the Dolphins' defense

    Colts owner praises the Dolphins' defense

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    DAVIE, Fla. – Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is not happy with his offense, particularly the pass protection for star quarterback Andrew Luck. In the process, one of the most powerful people in the NFL voiced extremely high praise for the defense of…
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  • Injury report: Amendola listed as doubtful

    Injury report: Amendola listed as doubtful

    New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola, who was limited in practice this week with groin injury, is officially listed as doubtful for Thursday night’s game against the New York Jets. Tight end Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm) is also doubtful, accord…
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  • Dashon Goldson was fined a “significant number” for hit against…

    Dashon Goldson was fined a “significant number” for hit against Jets

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    The Buccaneers’ final personal foul of Sunday’s loss to the Jets was the one that everyone remembers, but it wasn’t the only one that Tampa picked up while being flagged 13 times during the game. One of the other ones came on a hit by safety Dashon Gold…
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  • Spiller trying to meet high expectations

    Spiller trying to meet high expectations

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Sunday's loss was a disappointing start to a season full of high expectations for Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller. All week, the New England Patriots talked about the importance of stopping Spiller, and they followed throug…
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  • W2W4: Five things we'll be focused on

    W2W4: Five things we'll be focused on

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    Things turned around fast for the Patriots after their season-opening win over the Bills on Sunday. The coaching staff graded the film on the plane ride home from Western New York in anticipation of fast-forwarding to this week’s opponent, the Jets. Whe…
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  • Nick Folk is 2013′s first AFC special teamer of the week

    Nick Folk is 2013′s first AFC special teamer of the week

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    Much of the focus on the end of the Jets’ 18-17 win over the Buccaneers centered on Tampa linebacker Lavonte David’s personal foul in the final seconds that put the Jets into position for a game-winning field goal. Less attention has been paid to the gu…
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  • Around the AFC East: Pats injury woes, Miami shows promise, and…

    Around the AFC East: Pats injury woes, Miami shows promise, and The Jets make some moves

    patriotsgab.com Sep 11, 2013
    Miami Dolphins – via Dolphins Gab - Cody Strahm breaks down the Dolphins win over the Browns HERE. - Miami’s injury situation. Who is coming back and who might be sitting. New York Jets – via Jets Gab - Jets re sign QB Brady Quinn. - Rex Ryan once claim…
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  • Lloyd has rejected at least six inquiries about playing

    Lloyd has rejected at least six inquiries about playing

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    On Monday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, the assembled foursome of Rodney Harrison, Scott Pioli, Erik Kuselias, and yours truly addressed whether the Patriots should pursue receiver Brandon Lloyd. As it turns out, they have. The Patriots, Jets…
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  • Aaron Hernandez not allowed to watch NFL games while incarcerat…

    Aaron Hernandez not allowed to watch NFL games while incarcerated

    yahoo.com Sep 11, 2013
    Former New England Patriots tight Aaron Hernadez is learning the cruel reality of being incarcerated. Sometimes you might get treated like an inmate. Part of being behind bars means even though Hernandez would like to watch NFL football games, like New …
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  • Rex told Jets he'd punch Belichick: Tomlinson

    Rex told Jets he'd punch Belichick: Tomlinson

    nydailynews.com Sep 11, 2013
    Rex Ryan has always wanted to bring the fight to the Patriots, and the Jets coach was prepared to throw the first punch in the battle for the top spot in the AFC East.
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  • Gilmore, Legursky progressing in rehab

    Gilmore, Legursky progressing in rehab

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills had two injured players back on the practice field Wednesday, with cornerback Stephon Gilmore and offensive lineman Doug Legursky doing rehab work outdoors as the rest of the team practiced. Neither player was in …
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  • Double Coverage: Jets at Patriots

    Double Coverage: Jets at Patriots

    ESPN.com dolphinsgab.com Sep 11, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When discussing the New England Patriots-New York Jets rivalry this week, quarterback Tom Brady called it “awesome.” “I mean, it’s Boston-New York,” he said. “Any time you see them on the schedule, you just think of all the great ga…
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  • Can Dolphins' RBs bounce back in Week 2?

    Can Dolphins' RBs bounce back in Week 2?

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    DAVIE, Fla. -- Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas combined for 17 rushing yards on 18 carries in a Week 1 win over the Cleveland Browns. Both players remain disappointed. It was not the kind of season debut Miami wanted from its running game. Miller and Tho…
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  • Bills CEO says Byrd hasn't requested trade

    Bills CEO says Byrd hasn't requested trade

    Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon on Wednesday said that safety Jairus Byrd has not requested a trade.
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  • Tomlinson: Rex pumped Jets up by saying he’d punch Belichick

    Tomlinson: Rex pumped Jets up by saying he’d punch Belichick

    Jets coach Rex Ryan once told his team he planned to beat up Patriots coach Bill Belichick before a meeting between the two teams. That’s the word from former Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who says that Ryan would say crazy things to pump up hi…
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  • PFF: Colin Brown earns worst Week 1 grade

    PFF: Colin Brown earns worst Week 1 grade

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    The Buffalo Bills had an open competition at left guard during training camp to replace Andy Levitre, who departed through free agency. After cycling several players through the position, fourth-year veteran Colin Brown was tabbed as the starter. He sta…
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  • Patriots-Jets connections

    Patriots-Jets connections

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There's no shortage of familiarity between the Patriots and Jets, longtime division rivals who haven't exactly gotten along over the years. The two teams will be the focus of everyone's attention on Thursday night when they square o…
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  • James Casey won’t “try to cause problems” after playing two sna…

    James Casey won’t “try to cause problems” after playing two snaps

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    When the Eagles signed tight end James Casey as a free agent this offseason, coach Chip Kelly praised Casey’s versatility and pointed to the way the Patriots used to use Aaron Hernandez as an example of how a team could make use of such a versatile play…
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  • QB Watch: Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill

    QB Watch: Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    A weekly analysis of the Dolphins' quarterback play. Rewind: Miami Dolphins second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill earned his eighth career victory in a 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. Tannehill threw for 272 yards, one touchdown and one intercepti…
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    The Bills’ offense needs longer, more sustained drives. The Dolphins say they’re going to run the ball more effectively than they did in their Week One win over the Browns. Patriots WR Julian Edelman said every backup needs to be prepared to play becaus…
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  • Tom Brady declares all is well, nothing to see here

    Tom Brady declares all is well, nothing to see here

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    So the Patriots put running back Shane Vereen on short-term IR yesterday, while reports circulated that wide receiver Danny Amendola is “almost certain” to not play Thursday against the Jets, and no one’s really expecting tight end Rob Gronkowski quite …
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  • Catching up with former Patriots, Week 1

    Catching up with former Patriots, Week 1

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    Every Wednesday during the season, we'll lead off the day with a quick recap of former New England Patriots players and their standing with new teams. Patrick Chung (Eagles) Starts at safety and is the only defender to play every snap in win over Redski…
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  • Bills add CB Smith to practice squad

    Bills add CB Smith to practice squad

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    With injuries continuing to deplete their secondary, the Buffalo Bills added cornerback Brandon Smith to their practice squad Tuesday, the team announced. Smith fills the open spot left by rookie cornerback Johnny Adams, who was signed to the 53-man ros…
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  • Santonio Holmes: I survived first game back, could have played …

    Santonio Holmes: I survived first game back, could have played more

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    Santonio Holmes returned to game action Sunday for the first time since injuring his foot last September. Holmes had just one catch for 13 yards and played 45 snaps in the New York Jets 18-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Holmes had begun the prese…
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  • Video - Kurt Warner reviews New York Jets QB Geno Smith's performance 01:04

    Kurt Warner reviews New York Jets QB Geno Smith's performance

    Sep 11
    Count Kurt Warner as someone who's impressed with New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith's Week 1 performance. Warner explains why he changed his mind about Gang Green's rookie.
  • Video - No Trade Demand From Jairus Byrd 01:54

    No Trade Demand From Jairus Byrd

    Sep 11
    Louis Riddick discusses comments by Bills CEO Russ Brandon, who denied that safety Jairus Byrd has made a trade demand.
  • Video - How Much Trouble Are The Patriots In? 06:46

    How Much Trouble Are The Patriots In?

    Sep 11
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate how much trouble the Patriots are in against the Jets.
  • Video - Sanchez To Have Surgery 01:05

    Sanchez To Have Surgery

    Sep 11
    ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini breaks down the news that Mark Sanchez will likely to have season-ending shoulder surgery.

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    Sep 11
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