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New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) looks to pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jets' Darnold looks for positive finish to up-and-down year

Dec. 26, 2019 8:11 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The season has come full circle for Sam Darnold. He was dealing with the beginning effects of mononucleosis the previous time he faced the Buffalo Bills in the New York Jets' season opener. The second-year quarterback was inconsistent in a 17-16 loss that was only the start of a...

New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) runs the ball past Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson (58) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Jets' Powell, Griffin, Poole out vs. Ravens; Adams doubtful

Dec. 11, 2019 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets will take on Lamar Jackson and the Ravens in Baltimore without some of their key playmakers. Running back Bilal Powell, tight end Ryan Griffin, cornerback Brian Poole and offensive linemen Chuma Edoga were all ruled out Wednesday for the game Thursday night because of...

New York Jets' Jamal Adams (33) celebrates with Brian Poole (34) after Poole intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Jets' Adams doubtful, Bell questionable vs. Dolphins

Dec. 6, 2019 5:52 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets will likely be without Jamal Adams and Brian Poole in their secondary against Miami. Their backfield could also be missing Le'Veon Bell, who was sent home Friday with an illness that sidelined him for two practices. Adams was officially listed as doubtful for the...

New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals free safety Jessie Bates (30) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Jets' Anderson believes he's top-5 WR when he gets chances

Dec. 5, 2019 9:23 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Robby Anderson believes he's one of the NFL's top wide receivers — even if the numbers this season don't necessarily show it. He has 36 catches for 546 yards and three touchdowns for the New York Jets, not exactly eye-popping production. But Anderson has come on lately...

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) runs the ball against New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (48) and strong safety Jamal Adams (33) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Adams' injury latest to hit Jets' short-handed secondary

Dec. 4, 2019 5:48 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The revolving door in the New York Jets’ short-handed secondary keeps spinning furiously. As for the team’s “next man up” philosophy? Well, now it’s more like: Who’s left? Injuries have decimated the Jets at cornerback and safety, with...

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) runs the ball against New York Jets outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (48) and strong safety Jamal Adams (33) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Jets’ Adams has sprained ankle, uncertain to play Sunday

Dec. 2, 2019 5:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets might have to try to bounce back from an embarrassing loss without Jamal Adams. New York’s star safety has a sprained left ankle that could sideline him for at least the team’s game Sunday against Miami. “I think it’s a legit week-to-week...

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) reaches toward the end zone as he is forced out bounds by Oakland Raiders' Erik Harris (25) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Jets’ Bell playing some of ‘best football’ of career

Nov. 29, 2019 6:50 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le’Veon Bell realizes his numbers might not be up to par with some of his previous eye-popping seasons. The star running back refuses to judge his first 11 games with the New York Jets by any of that. There are other things that have him happy with the job he has done so...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Jets’ Darnold sacked criticisms by refusing to be affected

Nov. 27, 2019 10:42 PM EST

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold hears some of the harsh criticisms when he struggles and the glowing accolades when he’s playing well. The New York Jets’ second-year quarterback refuses to be affected by any of it. Even though that’s much easier said than done. “I think...