2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
2-8, 4th in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Final injury report: As expected, RB Michael Carter (ankle) has been ruled out. He still could wind up on injured reserve on Saturday; it was called a 2-3 week injury. Bigger roles for Ty Johnson and Tevin Coleman. La'Mical Perine likely to be pulled out of mothballs. All others listed are expected to play.

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QB Zach Wilson is "playing the game faster with his mind," Robert Saleh said today. We will soon find out if that translates to the field. On Sunday, Wilson returns after missing four games with a knee injury. The hope is that he benefitted from watching. They want to see more patience and better decision making from Wilson, but they also don't want him to abandon his playmaking flare. The Texans play a lot of Cover-2, which will test his patience.

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Jets injury report: Two key injuries from practice this week — WR Corey Davis and DT Foley Fatukasi, neither of whom practiced Thursday. Doesn't bode well for Sunday.

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The Jets added yet another quarterback, signing James Morgan to the practice squad. You remember him: He was a 2020 draft pick who struggled in the preseason and got cut. Now he's back as QB insurance, with Joe Flacco (likely out) and Mike White (out) on the COVID-19 list. Josh Johnson is expected to back up Zach Wilson in Houston. Morgan could be the backup emergency QB, in case Flacco doesn't clear protocols by Sunday. You can't make this up.

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Crazy stat: In the four games since Zach Wilson's injury, the Jets have averaged 436 yards per game — tops in the NFL. I'm not making that up. Asked if he feels pressure to maintain what the other 3 QBs have done, Wilson said, "No, of course not. I play my ball. I play ball. Credit to those guys. I was able to learn from their reps and everything they went through, but I have to go in and play my game and not worry about any of that stuff."

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WR Corey Davis apparently was hurt in practice today. It's something to watch as the week progresses. They're already down a WR. Denzel Mims (COVID-list) is back in the building, but he has protocols to clear and will need a ramp-up period due to conditioning from time off.

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Jets' Saleh defends Flacco deal: 'There is no risk'

Jets coach Robert Saleh on Wednesday stood by the team's decision to trade for unvaccinated QB Joe Flacco, now on the reserve/COVID-19 list. "When someone offers a sixth-round pick for a player of Joe's caliber, to me there is no risk," Saleh said.

Is Elijah Moore becoming a QB-proof fantasy star? (2:00)
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It sounds like Matt Ammendola's days as the kicker could be numbered. Robert Saleh didn't give Ammendola a vote of confidence, saying there will be internal discussions "to see what the best direction is." STC Brant Boyer said, "Certainly, it's a concern, right?" Boyer hinted that Ammendola let his first miss (55 FG) affect him on his second try (40 FG miss). "That's something he needs to improve on and he knows that," Boyer said.

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Ankle injury to sideline Jets rookie RB Carter

Jets rookie RB Michael Carter will be sidelined two to four weeks with a low-grade ankle sprain that he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, coach Robert Saleh said Monday.

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Hour 3: Rex is rolling with Robert

Rex Ryan tells us about his conversation with Jets head coach Robert Saleh and why he is now the right guy to turn the franchise around. Plus, was LeBron's punch dirty? And there's a double standard in Cleveland.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets stock report: DOWN — DE John Franklin-Myers (roughing penalty may have cost his team the game), CB Jason Pinnock (killer penalty), CB Isaiah Dunn (involved in coverage on 65-yard TD), PK Matt Ammendola (two FG misses); UP — WR Elijah Moore (141 receiving yards), RB Michael Carter (7 YPC before injury), QB Joe Flacco (solid job out of bullpen, but still the second-best start by a backup).

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Jets notable snap counts on offense (out of 59): QB — Joe Flacco 59; RB — Michael Carter 20, Ty Johnson 20, Tevin Coleman 19; WR — Corey Davis 55, Elijah Moore 47, Jamison Crowder 40, Keelan Cole 13; OL — Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff 59, Morgan Moses 52. Analysis: RG Greg Van Roten benched in favor of LDT. Carter (ankle) didn't return. Moses (ankle) missed seven snaps, but returned.

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Jets notable snap counts on defense (out of 67): LB — Quincy Williams 60, C.J. Mosley 55, Jarrad Davis 8; DB — Bryce Hall 66, Ashtyn Davis 66, Isaiah Dunn 66, Elijah Riley 61, Michael Carter 61; DL — John Franklin-Myers 42, Quinnen Williams 40, Sheldon Rankins 40, Kyle Phillips 27. Analysis: Davis benched in favor of Quincy Williams. Mosley missed snaps due to a concussion evaluation, but returned. Three-fourths of starting secondary inactive in Week 1.

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QB Joe Flacco said he double-clutched on the strip sack because a LB jumped into his passing lane. The split-second delay allowed S Brandon Jones to get home. Robert Saleh called it a protection breakdown. Overall, Flacco said he felt comfortable in his first start in a year. On his future role: Will continue to "enjoy the hell out of it and try to sling it around and have fun with the guys," regardless of role.

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Lineups changes: RG Greg Van Roten was benched in favor of Laurent Duvernay-Tardiff because the Jets wanted "more production out of the right-guard spot," Robert Saleh said. LB Jarrad Davis was replaced by Quincy Williams because his ankle, injured in the preseason, still isn't healthy. He also hasn't been playing well. CB Isaiah Dunn started over Javelin Guidry because they wanted more size at CB. Dunn was involved in the 65-yard TD pass.

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Robert Saleh was visibly annoyed after the loss: "Ninety percent of the games in this league are lost, not won. This one was lost." Also: "Whether you lose by one or 50, it doesn't freaking matter." On wasting two timeouts: "That's coaching. That's something we gotta get fixed." On the 65-yard TD: "Poor eye discipline. I'll just leave it at that." On JFM's roughing penalty: "Unacceptable."

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Jets rookie RB Michael Carter was ruled out in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. He was having one of his better games when he got hurt in the third quarter. He wound up with 63 rushing yards on nine carries, including a 39-yard run.

Team Stats

Passing Yards258.89th
Rushing Yards78.929th
Points For17.8Tied-27th
Points Against32.032nd