10:00 AM EDT, Sun September 25, 2016

Report: Brandon Marshall to Be on Pitch Count vs. Chiefs

Adam Schefter reports Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who is dealing with a knee injury, will likely play but have limited snaps in today’s game against the Chiefs. Even though Jets WR Brandon Marshall expected to be active today, he likely will be on snap count due to foot/knee injury. Weather also bad.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 25, 2016 If this is the case, you have to wonder how effective Marshall will be. Would the Jets simply be using him as a decoy to draw attention? How much is the weather playing a factor here? If the weather is bad enough, should the...
Buffalo Rumblings 51 mins ago

Sammy Watkins, Ronald Darby out against Cardinals, per report

[Insert Everything Is Fine meme] It’s looking like the Buffalo Bills will be without two of their best players in today’s Week 3 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals today. According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, both Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby are expected to sit. Bills do not plan on having Watkins or Darby available today vs. Arizona i'm told. Neither expected to play— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 25, 2016 Watkins is obviously dealing with his nagging foot injury. He reportedly had his foot stepped on in a walk-through this week. Darby has...
Gang Green Nation 1 hour ago

This Week in Jets History: Riggins Rumbles Against the Chiefs

Note from John: We will be rolling out a number of new additions to Team GGN over the coming weeks. We are going to start with Machlin T, a long-time reader and commenter on this site who will be writing a weekly feature on something that happened this week in the past in Jets history. ................................. This week in New York Jets History we look back to one of the few wins from the barren wasteland that was the Jets of the 1970s. The 1975 Jets were a mostly forgettable outfit that went 3-11 as Joe Namath's rapid decline continued. However, when tasked with taking on the...
Gang Green Nation 4 hours ago

New York Jets Flight Connections 9/25/16

Daily links connecting you to articles about the NFL's New York Jets. Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this game day!... Associated Press: The Jets' hot offense awaits the stumbling Kansas City Chiefs. Brian Costello: HC Todd Bowles learned about adversity from Chiefs HC Andy Reid. Brian Costello: The Jets can validate their coming out party, or be further exposed. Mike Vaccaro: This is a statement game. Zach Braziller: Don't be surprised if WR Brandon Marshall doesn't play vs. the Chiefs. Randy Lange: WR Quincy Enunwa is having fun. Rich...
Gang Green Nation 14 hours ago

Jets vs. Chiefs: Five Bold Predictions

This week, my predictions are Chiefly bold Bold prediction of the week: the Chiefs or Jets will reach 2-1 this week. Disclaimer:  A Bold Prediction is something that is neither probable nor impossible. Bold Predictions are not meant to be likely to happen, but they must be achievable. Predicting that Bilal Powell will run for 500 yards this week is not a Bold Prediction. Claiming that Brandon Marshall will have at least 1 reception is also not a Bold Prediction. Predicting that Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the NFL in passer rating this week, on the...
Gang Green Nation 15 hours ago

NY Jets Spotlight: Quincy Enunwa

After the game, if the Jets win, will analysts explain the win with "Enunwa happened"? Welcome to the Jets Spotlight.   Here we spotlight one key player for each game of the season, hopefully putting a different player in the spotlight each week. Today's player in the spotlight is third year h-back/wide receiver/tight end/some as-yet-to-be-named, new-to-the-NFL-position player Quincy Enunwa.    Enunwa is a 24 year old, 6' 2", 225 pound something-or-other out of the University of Nebraska.  Enunwa was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round as the 209th...
Gang Green Nation 16 hours ago

Jets vs Chiefs Game Day Forecast

It looks like wet weather before the game, dry when they're playing. On Sunday at 4:25 p.m. EDT the New York Jets will take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  This will be the second in a brutal schedule of six road games over an eight game stretch.  The weather at Arrowhead Stadium should be cloudy but dry with temperatures hovering around 70 throughout the game.  Showers and thunderstorms are predicted for most of the day on Sunday, possibly making for some wet and sloppy conditions on the field.  However,  by game time the forecast is for...

College Football Week 4: Game Times, TV, and More

It is Week 4 of the 2016 college football season, and there are a lot of great matchup. All times listed below are Eastern. At noon, Michigan State hosts Wisconsin on Big Ten Network. At noon, Mississippi hosts Georgia on ESPN. At noon, South Florida hosts Florida State on ABC. At 3:30, Michigan hosts Penn State on ABC. At 3:30, Tennessee hosts Florida on CBS. At 3:30, Notre Dame hosts Duke on NBC. At 6:00, Auburn hosts LSU on ESPN. At 7:30, Baylor hosts Oklahoma State on FOX. At 8:00, UCLA hosts Stanford on ABC. At 9:00, Arkansas and Texas A&M meet at Jerry on ESPN. At 10:30, Arizona hosts...

Jets vs. Chiefs Preview: Get to Know Spencer Ware

Joel Thorman of SB Nation’s Kansas City Chiefs blog Arrowhead Pride was kind enough to answer five questions about the Chiefs ahead of tomorrow’s game. Joel has a busy schedule since he is also SB Nation’s NFL league manager (which means he is also my boss here at SB Nation) so we appreciate him taking time out of his busy schedule to do so. 1. What are Chiefs' fans impressions of Andy Reid now over three years into his tenure? It depends which day you're asking. Right now we're wondering why his offense hasn't looked very good this season, why he doesn't adjust and why he isn't more...
Gang Green Nation Sep 24, 2016

New York Jets Flight Connections 9/24/16

Daily links connecting you to articles about the NFL's New York Jets. Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Saturday... USA Today: The Jets are preparing for a loud reception at Arrowhead Stadium. NY Jets: HC Todd Bowles' press conference. Randy Lange: Bowles and Kansas City Chiefs HC Andy Reid have a history. Zach Braziller: RB Bilal Powell is not worried about his light workload. Eric Allen: The Jets move TE Braedon Bowman to the active roster. Dennis Waszak Jr.: WR Brandon Marshall is likely a game time call with an ailing knee and...
Patriots Gab Sep 23, 2016

Report: Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett Suffers Torn Ligament – May Need Surgery

The 3-0 Patriots still have one more game without Tom Brady, and now have yet another question mark about who will play in his place in the final game before his return. Jacoby Brissett, who led the team to a win on Thursday, has suffered a torn ligament in his throwing hand according to WEEI.com. […]

Matt Forte Named FedEx Ground Player of the Week

Jets running back Matt Forte was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his 100 yard, three touchdown performance in Buffalo against the Bills. This comes on the heels of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award. After putting up 37 points in the victory over Buffalo, it is no surprise the Jets responsible are winning these weekly awards. Because of this distinction, there will be a $2,000 donation made to the USO in Forte’s name. FedEx names an Air and Ground Player of the Week after each week of the NFL season. Following the Monday Night Football game through...
Gang Green Nation Sep 23, 2016

Jets vs. Bills Film Review: Pass Defense Bailed Out by Offense in Second Half

Watching the game tape, it's pretty painful on defense. Rontez Miles stunk, Williams and Bowles got lucky that Taylor is mediocre and Revis was even worse. On the plus side, our offensive line dominated. I knew the second half tape had a lot of bad plays, but honestly I didn't think it was this bad until I saw it. Let's start off with a complete and utter disgrace of a defensive play. Greg Salas touchdown pass should be shown to every defense of how not to play cover 3. The Bills lined up with 3 right in bunch formation with a WR split out left. The lone tailback is to the...
Buffalo Rumblings Sep 23, 2016

Bills Injury Report: Glenn out, Watkins questionable

A few key players are on the injury report this week, including a certain star receiver who will almost certainly miss the team's third game of the season. The Buffalo Bills will definitely be without Cordy Glenn for the second straight week as they take on the Arizona Cardinals at home this Sunday, and all indications point to Sammy Watkins joining him on the bench, according to the Bills' injury report. Watkins, who has been dealing with an oft-discussed foot injury since the offseason, had the injury aggravated in a very Bills-like way this week: Rex Ryan said Sammy Watkins had his...
Gang Green Nation Sep 23, 2016

Jets vs. Chiefs Game Preview

Heading to Arrowhead It's good to win again. The Jets won their first regular season game since December of last year and it was a big one. Apart from breaking a nearly impressively distressing 5 game losing streak against the Bills, the Jets avoided the dreaded 0-2 start that submarines seasons. An 0-2 conference and 0-1 divisional record wouldn't have helped matters either. Now the Jets go up against their 3rd consecutive conference opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs. Where We Are The Jets needed a win and they got one. Once again, the Jets looked like the superior team through most of the...
Gang Green Nation Sep 23, 2016

NY Jets: Stat Of The Week

Time for the Jets to sack and pillage. The Kansas City Chiefs are a very good football team.  They are disciplined and rarely beat themselves.  They run the ball well, rarely turn the ball over, generate turnovers on defense, and usually win the battle for field position.  It isn't easy beating the Chiefs, as their 11-5 record in 2015 can attest. Shutting down the Chiefs' passing attack doesn't really work too well.  The Chiefs do just fine without passing much. In fact, the Chiefs reeled off five consecutive wins last year in which they never passed for more than 179 yards.  Shutting...

This Is How the Jets Will Deal With the Crowd Noise Against the Chiefs

Smackdad did a great job yesterday looking at the homefield advantage the Chiefs have at Arrowhead Stadium. There is, however, one particular challenge unique to this venue. "I know it's the loudest stadium in the NFL."@MitchSchwartz72 talks Arrowhead and more ➡️ https://t.co/CLQujSLFRF pic.twitter.com/JfxoXGfdTc — Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) March 12, 2016 Arrowhead is a really loud stadium for a visiting team. The crowd tends to make noise when the opposing team is on offense. This can mess with communication. Remember the other day when we talked about protections? Sometimes...

Here's What MMQB's Film Expert Andy Benoit Thinks About the Jets

Peter King's MMQB site is a must-read for any NFL fan. It has really smart and engaging content. A personal favorite of mine is the site's film expert, Andy Benoit. Andy writes smart content you just don't get anywhere else. He can get deep enough into the game to explain the angles zone defenders see in coverage. I'm very excited that Andy took some time out of his schedule to stop by our Locked on Jets podcast to describe his feelings on the Jets. We talked about Darrelle Revis, Ryan Fitzpatrick, the right tackles, Todd Bowles, Geno Smith's potential, and more. Be sure to give it a...
Buffalo Rumblings Sep 23, 2016

Concerns arise about Sammy Watkins’ availability for Week 3

Rex “concerned” about lack of practice participation As if the start of the season hadn’t been harrowing enough for the Bills, new concerns regarding Sammy Watkins’s availability for Week 3 have the team looking especially shorthanded. Per WGR’s Sal Capaccio, Rex Ryan is “concerned” that, without practice, Watkins would be unavailable this weekend. Obviously, Sammy’s participation is crucial to righting the ship on offense. Without him, it stands to reason that new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn will be limited in what he can do. Even though Lynn preached a philosophy of...
Gang Green Nation Sep 23, 2016

NY Jets: Exorcising Demons

Ryan Fitzpatrick may need a young priest and an old priest. We saw yesterday how much the Jets have struggled on the road recently against teams which finished the year with winning records (Good Teams).  Since 2010 the Jets have a 1-16 record against Good Teams on the road.  There is an important part of the Jets offense that has struggled even more.  His name is Ryan Fitzpatrick. In his entire 11+ year career, going all the way back to 2005, Ryan Fitzpatrick has never started a game against a Good Team on the road and emerged victorious.  Let that sink in for just a second.  11+...