2:58 AM EDT, Mon October 24, 2016
Jets Gab 7 hours ago

Jets Overcome Injury to Smith; Fitzpatrick Steps Up in 24-16 Win Over Ravens

Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced an injured Geno Smith and led the Jets on three scoring drives, and a rejuvenated defense came up with two rare interceptions in a 24-16 comeback victory over the Ravens on Sunday. Fitzpatrick came in for Smith in the second quarter and led the Jets on a go-ahead drive capped by a […]

What Todd Bowles Had to Say After the Jets Beat Baltimore

LIVE on #Periscope: Coach Bowles' postgame presser. https://t.co/TiW8ZYlSnL — New York Jets (@nyjets) October 23, 2016 -Bowles credits the coaches for the defensive effort. -Bowles confirmed Geno Smith has a knee injury but few details beyond that. -He thought Geno played fine and indicated the team was going to open up the offense more. -He isn't sure who will start at quarterback next week in part due to the injury situation. -Fitzpatrick's play was fine. -He praises Matt Forte. -He was pleased with the secondary. There were three plays they want to have back, but the turnovers...

Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Strong Words About Jets Management

We have talked a bit in recent days about how Jets backup quarterbacks need to stop creating potential distractions by what they say to the media. Apparently since Ryan Fitzpatrick is now the backup quarterback, he decided to throw his hat into the creating unnecessary distractions ring. Fitzpatrick says the owner, GM and coaches stopped believing in him. Candid stuff— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 23, 2016 Fitzpatrick: "I think I should start every week."— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 23, 2016 Fitzpatrick: "I play better as an underdog pissed off."— Manish...
Bills Gab 10 hours ago

Bills Can’t Stop Ajayi; Lose to Dolphins in Miami 28-25

Jay Ajayi tied an NFL record by surpassing 200 yards rushing for the second game in a row, helping the Dolphins rally past the Bills 28-25 Sunday. Ajayi rushed for 214 yards in 29 carries after totaling 204 yards a week earlier in a win over Pittsburgh. He scored on a 4-yard run, and busted […]
Buffalo Rumblings 10 hours ago

Bills 25, Dolphins 28: Battered and bruised in Miami

The Dolphins ran all over the Bills on Sunday The Buffalo Bills, already banged up with injuries to Robert Woods and LeSean McCoy, took more casualties in a loss to the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins ran all over Buffalo, and the final score suggests the game was closer than it truly was; the Bills completed a touchdown drive in garbage time aided by Miami personal foul penalties. Safety Aaron Williams left the game near the end of the first half, after a crackback block by Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry left him with a head and neck injury. Williams’ career was jeopardized last year when...

Jets vs. Ravens Final Score: Defense Carries New York to 24-16 Win

At the start of the day, Geno Smith was the big story for the Jets. The fourth year quarterback was returning to the starting lineup for the first time since 2014. It did not last long as he left the game in the first half with an injury, never to return. Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced him, but Fitzpatrick was hardly more effective than he had been all season to this point. It did not matter. The Jets beat the Baltimore Ravens 24-16. For the first time all year, the defense that was supposed to carry this team did. They held Baltimore out of the end zone as the only Ravens touchdown came on a...
Patriots Gab 11 hours ago

Patriots at Steelers NFL Week Seven Inactives

Patriots – DT Woodrow Hamilton, DT Vincent Valentine, CB Cyrus Jones, TE A.J. Derby, RB D.J. Foster, OT LaAdrian Waddle, SS Jordan Richards Steelers – QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Markus Wheaton, S Shamarko Thomas, RB DeAngelo Williams, C Cody Wallace, OT Marcus Gilbert, DE Cameron Heyward
Buffalo Rumblings 11 hours ago

Bills vs. Dolphins: Marquise Goodwin burns Miami for touchdown

Another long touchdown to Marquise Goodwin. The second half of the Buffalo Bills game against the Miami Dolphins has been slow, plodding, and generally unexciting. Then the Bills took a deep shot and Tyrod Taylor hit Marquise Goodwin in stride for a 67-yard touchdown! Tyrod Taylor to Marques Goodwin! #gobills #squishthefish #tyrodtaylor #bills #buffalobills #marquesgoodwin https://t.co/uv006WnhTB— The Sports Chill (@thesportschill) October 23, 2016 While the Dolphins cornerback had his eyes firmly in the backfield, Goodwin sprinted past him and Taylor put it in stride before the...

Jets vs. Ravens Second Half Thread

Well that didn't last long. Geno Smith threw just eight passes before leaving today's game with an injury in the first half. He was 4 for 8 for 95 yards and a touchdown. The big play was a 69 yard touchdown throw to Quincy Enunwa on which Enunwa made a spectacular run after the catch. Ryan Fitzpatrick is now back in for the Jets. The team scored a late first half touchdown to take the lead, but the Ravens added Justin Tucker's third field goal right before the end of the half to take a 16-14 lead into the locker room. The Jets fell behind early as Lac Edwards had a snap on a punt go through...
Buffalo Rumblings 12 hours ago

Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins: second half open thread

The Bills lead the game 10-6, and they get the ball to start the half The Buffalo Bills lead the Miami Dolphins 10-6 at halftime, hoping to extend their winning streak to five games. Buffalo’s defense has allowed Jay Ajayi to pound out some solid gains, but they’ve clamped down in the red zone to hold Miami to two field goals so far. A blocked punt by Lerentee McCray and a 10 yard touchdown run by Tyrod Taylor have been the big plays that contributed to Buffalo’s lead. Safety Aaron Williams exited the game in the second quarter after taking a vicious blindside hit from Dolphins...
Buffalo Rumblings 13 hours ago

Bills vs. Dolphins: blocked punt leads to Buffalo lead

The Bills used a special teams penalty and blocked punt to take the lead. The Buffalo Bills are down their top two receivers and their top running back is limited. They’ve had two huge special teams plays to make up for a subpar offensive performance to this point. Tyrod Taylor put the Bills into the end zone for a 10-3 lead. On a punt, the Miami Dolphins pulled down a rusher leading to a re-kick. On the ensuing punt, Lerentee McCray split the blockers to get his hand on the punt. While it made it past the line of scrimmage, Buffalo still was able to get the ball at Miami’s 40-yard...
Buffalo Rumblings 13 hours ago

Bills vs. Dolphins: Buffalo Bills tie it, 3-3, to end first quarter

The Bills haven’t got it going on offense yet, but are tied 3-3. The Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins are 15 minutes into their October game and neither offense has been great. They are tied 3-3 after trading field goals. The Bills defense was run through by Dolphins back Jay Ajayi on Miami’s opening drive. Once they got to the red zone, Miami switched it up and began throwing and ultimately couldn’t convert on third down. (Buffalo still has not allowed a red zone third down conversion this season.) After that long, Miami has had little going on offense. Buffalo’s right tackle...
Buffalo Rumblings 14 hours ago

Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins: week seven first half open thread

Can the Bills take their winning streak to five games? The Buffalo Bills are in Miami for their first meeting of the season. Buffalo, at 4-2, is riding a four game winning streak, while the 2-4 Dolphins are coming off their best game of the season in a complete win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now in the middle of the season, both teams are a little banged up. The Dolphins just put their star safety Reshad Jones onto injured reserve, and the Bills will be starting Justin Hunter and Marquise Goodwin at receiver. LeSean McCoy is active for today’s game after tweaking his hamstring during...
Dolphins Gab 14 hours ago

Bills vs Dolphins NFL Week Seven Inactives

Bills: WR Robert Woods, DT Marcell Dareus, RB Jonathan Williams, OT Seantrel Henderson, OT Michael Ola, C Patrick Lewis, QB Cardale Jones Dolphins: TE Jordan Cameron, TE Dion Sims, DE Terrence Fede, DL Nick Williams, DT Julius Warmsley, CB Bene Benwikere, CB Xavien Howard
Jets Gab 14 hours ago

Ravens vs Jets NFL Week Seven Inactives

Ravens: CB Shareece Wright, LB Terrell Suggs, LB C.J. Mosley, LB Elvis Dumervil, LB Marshal Yanda, OT Ronnie Stanley, WR Steve Smith Jets: DE Maurice Wilkerson, LB Darron Lee, QB Bryce Petty, QB Christian Hackenberg, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, OL Brent Qvale, WR Jeremy Butler
Buffalo Rumblings 15 hours ago

Bills - Dolphins inactives: Woods and Dareus out, Kouandjio active

Here are your inactives for today’s game. The inactive reports are out for today’s game between the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins. Here are the players who won’t play today for Buffalo. QB Cardale Jones RB Jonathan Williams WR Robert Woods OT Seantrel Henderson C Patrick Lewis OT Michael Ola DT Marcell Dareus As Matt Warren just pointed out to me, Jonathan Williams being inactive is somewhat surprising given McCoy is less than 100 percent. Beyond that, it’s noteworthy that Cyrus Kouandjio is healthy again. He’ll likely serve as one of the team’s extra offensive linemen...
Pats Pulpit 15 hours ago

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell explains the Patriots defensive strategy

And here are reasons to be excited for the Patriots defense in the second half of the season. The New England Patriots #2 ranked defense has been pretty simple all season. While they want to limit the points scored by the opposing team, head coach Bill Belichick is more concerned with getting the win than with anything else; a win by 3 is worth the same as a win by 30. This leads the defense to play more simple coverages, especially when the team has a big lead, because there’s no need to give future teams a look at at more of the playbook than necessary. Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell tried...
Buffalo Rumblings 16 hours ago

Robert Woods to miss today’s game, per report

Adam Schefter reports the Bills’ nominal number one will sit with foot injury. Already down Sammy Watkins for the last month, the Buffalo Bills’ already-thin receiving corps will be without its next-best player today at Miami. Per Adam Schefter, Robert Woods will miss today’s game with a foot injury. Justin Hunter is expected to start in his place, with Brandon Tate expected to serve a greater role as the team’s fourth wide receiver. Walt Powell and Marquise Goodwin round out the Bills’ receiving corps for the day. With only four receivers to choose from, offensive coordinator...

Jets vs. Ravens: Talking Points the Announcers Will Beat Into the Ground Today

You know, this is the second straight week the Ravens are playing a road game in this stadium. Baltimore lost to the Giants here last week. You know, Ravens offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was the Jets’ offensive coordinator in 2013 and 2014. You know, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees used to face the Jets twice a year when he was coaching for New England. You know, the Jets just promoted former Raven Victor Ochi from the practice squad to the active roster. You know, Ravens offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah played his college ball at Rutgers. You know, Ravens offensive lineman...
Buffalo Rumblings 17 hours ago

Bills at Dolphins: Five things to watch

What to watch for as the Bills go for their fifth-straight win. Role players stepping up This is the central theme for the Bills today. With Marcell Dareus doubtful, Robert Woods reportedly out, and LeSean McCoy reportedly set to be active but on a pitch count, Buffalo must lean on typically secondary and tertiary options against the Dolphins. Walt Powell had a monster summer but has basically been invisible over the past two weeks. Justin Hunter has made the most of his two catches as a member of the Buffalo Bills by scoring two touchdowns, but both wideouts will have to make bigger...