2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

So why did Jets coach Todd Bowles decide to sit Josh McCown? On Thursday, Bowles said McCown "will play" against the Lions. "He needs work." After tonight's game, Bowles said he and his staff decided McCown didn't need the work. "Josh has played in a million preseason games," Bowles said. Clearly, Bowles still was in audition/experimental mode. This really puts the pressure on McCown and the offense to get in sync next week against the Giants, assuming he rests his starters in the finale.

Play
11h

Richardson: Must improve on weaknesses

Sheldon Richardson evaluated the job done by the gang green defense and discussed what must be done in order to improve for the third preseason game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Christian Hackenberg on whether he's discouraged by his performance: "No, it's fine. It's all part of the process. You can't look at numbers or stats or anything like that, in my opinion. You have to look at what it was, go back to the tape, review it ... Overall, I think it was a good learning experience." (Courtesy: ESPN New York 98.7).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles isn't ready to end the quarterback competition. Asked if he's prepared to name Josh McCown the Week 1 starter, Bowles said, "Not at this point." Bowles cut Christian Hackenberg a lot of slack, saying the pass protection wasn't good. Bowles said this game "isn't a fair evaluation ... I don't think anyone would've had a chance when we're blocking like that."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 16, JETS 6, final: Todd Bowles gave Christian Hackenberg a shot, and it didn't work out. Now the decision is clear: Josh McCown should be named the starter. Maybe Hackenberg couldn't have changed that, even f he played well. Now it's a no-brainer. Frankly, the bigger question is, who's the No. 2 quarterback? Bryce Petty did a decent job.

13h

Lions handle Hackenberg, beat Jets 16-6

Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones in the second quarter, and the Detroit Lions shut down Christian Hackenberg and the New York Jets 16-6 in a preseason game Saturday night.

play
Hackenberg gets sacked twice (0:33)
play
Stafford hooks up with Jones Jr. for TD (0:17)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Backup Jets S Rontez Miles -- and a key special teamed -- has an eye laceration and is being evaluated for a concussion, per the Jets.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

For a guy who hasn't received many practice reps, QB Bryce Petty has done a decent job for the Jets. He brings a certain energy to the offense. Petty hasn't delivered in the red zone, but at least he's led a couple of FG drives. Perry's roster spot should be secure.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Rontez Miles is doubtful to return with an eye laceration and also being evaluated for a concussion.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 13, JETS 0, halftime. It was a brutal half for the Jets' offense, which managed only two first downs and 43 total yards. QB Christian Hackenberg got the surprise start and he struggled in five possessions, completing only two of six passes for 14 yards. He didn't get much help from a shaky offensive line, but he showed his inexperience. Bryce Petty is expected to play the second half.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The best thing that can be said about Jets QB Christian Hackenberg: He's getting great experience tonight. His performance ... uh, that's another story. He's 1-for-5 for 17 yards, with two sacks. In 12 preseason possessions, he has yet to generate any points.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

A sneak preview for the Jets? Quite possibly. The Christian Hackenberg-led offense has gone three and out on its first three possessions -- no first downs. With no playmakers on the perimeter, the Jets are getting suffocated at the line of scrimmage. Get used to it.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

In a surprise, Christian Hackenberg is starting at quarterback for the Jets. He took a lot of first-team reps in practice on Thursday, but Todd Bowles said he didn't anticipate any lineup changes. Bowles told CBS TV before the kickoff that Josh McCown won't play tonight. What does this mean? It means Hackenberg has a great opportunity to state his case for the starting job.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' starting offense: QB Christian Hackenberg , RB Bilal Powell, FB Julian Howsare, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, WR Robby Anderson and Jalin Marshall, OL Kelvin Beachum, James Carpenter, Wesley Johnson, Brian Winters and Brandon Shell.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Inactive tonight for the Jets: RB Matt Forte, WR Lucky Whitehead, WR Marquess Wilson, CB Xavier Coleman, LB Lorenzo Mauldin, LB Frank Beltre, WR Quincy Enunwa and WR Dan Williams. No surprises here.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple of challenges tonight for the Jets: The Lions play at a fast pace -- they used a lot of no-huddle last week -- so that will test the Jets' ability to communicate on defense and get lined up quickly. The offense will have to deal with crowd noise at Ford Field. It won't be regular-season loud, but it could put some stress on the offense. They practiced all week with artificial crowd noise.

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire
2dBill Barnwell

One Jet makes 'Perfect NFL Roster'

This 53-man group chosen from across the league fits beneath the $167 million salary cap. Rontez Miles made the team as a sub.

Team Stats

Passing Yards216.627th
Rushing Yards112.612th
Points For16.830th
Points Against25.628th