DETROIT (AP) — These aren’t the games the Detroit Lions win in December.
At least not usually.
They didn’t trail the New York Jets on Sunday until Zach Wilson threw a touchdown pass to C.J.
The New York Jets are running out of time in their race for a playoff spot.
They blew an opportunity to keep pace in the AFC hunt on Sunday when they gave up a late touchdown to Detroit and then coach Robert Saleh mismanaged the clock in the final moments of a 20-17 loss.
New York Jets wide receiver Corey Davis will miss his second straight game with a knee injury, leaving quarterback Zach Wilson without one of his most reliable playmakers against the Buffalo Bills.
The New York Jets watched the film of their loss to the New England Patriots and the players were left with a feeling that gnawed at them a day later.
They didn't get blown out by their AFC East rivals — far from it.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore, who recently expressed frustration with his suddenly limited role, requested to be traded Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
CINCINNATI (AP) — After rolling to two straight victories, the Cincinnati Bengals stumbled again and lost to the Baltimore Ravens because of a late field goal.
MIAMI (3-1) at NEW YORK JETS (2-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Dolphins by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
There were moments in the first three quarters Sunday when Zach Wilson showed flashes of the playmaker the New York Jets thought they were getting when they drafted him No. 2 overall last year.
There were other times when the second-year quarterback — making his season debut after being sidelined by a knee injury — still very much appeared to be a work in progress.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Tyler Conklin had childhood dreams of the NBA hardwood, shooting jumpers and dunking at arenas around the country.
His journey took a few twists and dribbles — and he ended up catching passes in NFL stadiums instead.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Changes are coming to the New York Jets' offense.
Nothing too drastic or radical, but Zach Wilson's return as the starting quarterback allows the team to do some things it simply couldn't with Joe Flacco under center.
CINCINNATI (0-2) at NEW YORK JETS (1-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Bengals by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson is getting closer to playing again for the New York Jets. That means Joe Flacco's time as the starting quarterback is coming to a close.
NEW YORK (AP) — Maybe Robert Saleh and the New York Jets were on to something.
A week ago, the coach made headlines when he boldly declared he and the team were “taking receipts” on all those who continuously mock the franchise.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Kwon Alexander is big on being different with his greetings and goodbyes.
Ask the New York Jets linebacker how he's doing, and he'll reply: “legendary.”
Or when he's wrapping up a session with reporters, he'll close with: “Have a legendary day.”
NEW YORK JETS (0-1) at CLEVELAND (1-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Browns by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike LaFleur glanced at the final stats from the New York Jets' season opener and one number really made him uneasy.
Joe Flacco threw the ball a whopping 59 times in the 24-9 loss to Baltimore last Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The game was already long decided when Michael Carter found himself wide open in the end zone — and dropped a sure touchdown pass.
It was just that kind of day for the New York Jets: Stumbles, fumbles and bumbles, especially on offense.
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Allen refuses to live in anything but the present.
The fact the Buffalo Bills have won the AFC East the past two years is nice, and so is having made the playoffs three straight seasons while building a bright future.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson's progress was the main focus for the New York Jets this summer.
Until his right knee diverted everyone's attention.
The second-year quarterback suffered a bone bruise and torn meniscus during the second series of the preseason opener, putting his availability for Week 1 of the regular season in jeopardy.
CINCINNATI BENGALS (13-8, Super Bowl runner-up)
New faces: RT La’el Collins, RG Alex Cappa, C Ted Karras, TE Hayden Hurst, TE Nick Eubanks, S Daxton Hill, CB Cam Taylor-Britt.
NEW YORK JETS (4-13)
NEW FACES: First-round picks CB Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, WR Garrett Wilson and DE Jermaine Johnson, second-round pick RB Breece Hall, LT Duane Brown, LG Laken Tomlinson, TE C.J.
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Wilson and the New York Jets appear to have avoided a preseason nightmare.
Wilson is expected to miss two to four weeks with a bone bruise and meniscus tear in his right knee, according to a person with knowledge of the injury.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The biggest difference Connor McGovern sees in Zach Wilson is what he hears in the huddle.
A year ago, Wilson was a wide-eyed rookie quarterback for the New York Jets trying to digest a new playbook while adjusting to life as the anointed next savior for a franchise desperate to win.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Stop if you’ve heard this before: There’s optimism among the New York Jets as they head into training camp.
For a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs in 11 seasons — the NFL’s longest active drought — it’s all just talk, of course.
CINCINNATI BENGALS (13-8, Super Bowl runner-up)
CAMP SITE: Cincinnati, Ohio
LAST YEAR: Coming off a 4-11-1 run in coach Zac Taylor's second season, expectations for the Bengals were tempered.
NEW YORK JETS (4-13)
CAMP SITE: Florham Park, New Jersey
LAST YEAR: Robert Saleh's first season as coach of the Jets was a rough one, with rookie quarterback Zach Wilson struggling early and then missing four games with a knee injury.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson has the plans for the big summer hangout already mapped out.
He and a bunch of his New York Jets teammates will get together somewhere — that's a secret for now — in mid-July to work on the football field a few days and sharpen their collective knowledge of the playbook.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton joined his teammates Tuesday for the start of mandatory minicamp after he skipped the voluntary offseason program.
Becton missed almost all of his second NFL season after dislocating his right kneecap and spraining his MCL in the opening game against Carolina in September.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Corey Davis thought he had moved on from the most painful loss of his life. The lingering sadness told him otherwise.
The New York Jets wide receiver's older brother Titus died of kidney cancer on Nov.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets signed wide receiver Garrett Wilson to a four-year, $20.55 million deal Wednesday, the last of the team's three first-round draft picks to get under contract.
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Lawson was the talk of training camp for the New York Jets last summer.
The powerful defensive end seemed to be in the backfield on every play, providing an exciting glimpse of what could be.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro defensive tackle Cameron Heyward has been selected as the 2022 Good Guy Award winner by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Heyward, the 18th Good Guy Award winner, is the second member of the Steelers franchise to get the award, joining Jerome Bettis, who won the inaugural honor in 2005.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jeremy Ruckert was on the phone with the team that just drafted him while a roomful of family and friends eagerly awaited the big reveal.
The former Ohio State tight end pointed down at a table covered in NFL hats, asked for the green New York Jets cap and slipped it on his head.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Robert Saleh refuses to put any pressure on any of the New York Jets' draft picks.
Now's not the time for that.
It's the start of rookie minicamp, with the Jets getting their first look at their newest players.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The NFL draft had just gotten started when the New York Jets began celebrating.
Another round of high-fives and hugs followed 45 minutes later. And again after a few more hours.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets moved up in the NFL draft again and added another speedy playmaker to their offense.
Iowa State running back Breece Hall was taken with the 36th overall pick Friday night after the Jets acquired it from the Giants for their second-round selection — No.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are adding some Big Apple Sauce to their defense. A big-time edge rusher, too.
And get ready for some Wilson-to-Wilson connections on offense.
On a busy Thursday night during which the Jets drafted three players — including pulling off a trade to get back into the first round — New York filled some major needs.
NEW YORK (AP) — There was something different about Zach Wilson when the second-year quarterback arrived at the New York Jets' facility last week.
His teammates could sense increased confidence — and they liked everything about it.
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas and the New York Jets enter the NFL draft poised to make franchise history.
With picks Nos. 4 and 10, the team has two selections in the top 10 for the first time. And with plenty of needs even after a shopping spree in free agency, Douglas will get a chance to add two potential long-term starters while the pizza's still hot and the beer ice cold at Jets fans' draft parties.
31, 63. CINCINNATI BENGALS (13-8)
LAST SEASON: Bengals coach Zac Taylor entered his third year under considerable pressure to show results — and he did. With a (generally) healthy quarterback Joe Burrow returning from a devastating knee injury that prematurely ended his rookie season in 2021, and eventual Offensive Rookie of the Year Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati wasn't quite a juggernaut.
4, 10. NEW YORK JETS (4-13)
LAST SEASON: Robert Saleh's debut season as Jets coach was tough as the team navigated COVID-19, lots of injuries and a young, inexperienced roster, led by rookie quarterback Zach Wilson.
FLORHAM PARK, NJ. (AP) — The New York Jets released tight end Ryan Griffin, who became expendable when the team signed free agents C.J. Uzomah and Tyler Conklin last month.
Griffin had 70 catches for 667 yards and seven touchdowns in three seasons with the Jets.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals signed a third free-agent lineman to shore up an offensive line that has struggled to protect quarterback Joe Burrow.
The Bengals got their new right tackle on Sunday, signing former Dallas Cowboy La’el Collins to a three-year contract.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Conklin has heard all about the New York Jets' woes at tight end the last several years.
C.J. Uzomah has, too.
The Jets' newest additions at the position insist all that chatter — as well as the lack of catches and consistency — ends now.
NEW YORK (AP) — Call it a chip. Maybe supreme confidence. Or unshakeable swagger.
All D.J. Reed knows is when he steps on the football field, there's no doubt as to how valuable he is. That's why the New York Jets' new cornerback was a bit offended when the Seahawks came to him with their offer to keep him in Seattle.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and defensive end Jacob Martin have agreed to terms on a three-year deal worth up to $16.5 million, according to a person with direct knowledge of the contract.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the team had not yet announced the signing.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and quarterback Joe Flacco agreed on a one-year contract Wednesday, keeping Zach Wilson's veteran backup in place.
Flacco's agency JL Sports announced the deal on Twitter shortly before the official start of the NFL's new league year.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets opened the second day of the NFL’s legal tampering period by addressing their shaky secondary.
Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback D.J. Reed and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Jordan Whitehead agreed to terms on deals with the Jets on Tuesday.
Let the dealing begin — if mostly unofficial.
The NFL's “legal tampering period” in free agency began Monday with a slew of deals even as many teams released veterans to clear salary cap space before the league's business year begins Wednesday.