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1-2, 4th in AFC East
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Jets undecided on future anthem protests

Jets head coach Todd Bowles on Monday said the team will have a discussion about whether to continue to lock arms during the anthem in upcoming games.


Todd Bowles explains Jets anthem approach

Todd Bowles joins the guys to discuss the Jets' dominant performance against the Dolphins and why they handled the National Anthem in the manner that they did.

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Winning in the NFL is hard, and no one knows that better than Jets QB Josh McCown. Before yesterday, he had lost 27 of 29 games, going back to his two seasons with the Browns. He hopes yesterday can be a confidence builder for the Jets. "With this group, as young as we are, it was important for us to get that first win," he said today. "I was in a situation in Cleveland where it dragged out for some time." He meant last season, when they started 0-14 and finished 1-15.

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Jets injury update: X-rays for RB Matt Forte (toe), LB Josh Martin (ankle) and WR Charone Peake (ankle) came back negative, according to coach Todd Bowles. He provided no prognosis for each player. RG Brian Winters (abdomen), who didn't play yesterday, said he's feeling better, per Bowles. But he wouldn't speculate on his availability this week.

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Several Jets players traced the roots of yesterday's win to halftime of their Week 2 loss to the Raiders. The Jets lost by 25 points after trailing by 11 at halftime in Oakland, but "there was a different type of energy" in the locker room, Leonard Williams said today. "That same passion has been with us since."

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Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, who dropped about 32 pounds in the offseason, said today, "It's like playing in a whole different body." In his season debut yesterday, he caught five passes and played in 48 of 63 snaps on offense. He also was pleased with his improvement as a run blocker.

ESPN Stats & Info

Silver linings for 1-2 teams

No team wants to start 0-2, but the Saints, Bears, Colts and Jets each bounced back with a win in Week 3. Since the playoff field expanded to 12 in 1990, 24 percent of teams to start 1-2 have made the postseason, while just three teams (2 percent) to start 0-3 have done so.

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Vote: The best (and worst) so far from Week 3

What's been the best performance so far this week? What was Sunday's most surprising result? And which of the two remaining undefeated teams is better?

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Unsung hero from the Jets' win: Seldom-used RG Dakota Dozier, who started for the injured Brian Winters, did a solid job against Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh. Many figured Suh would wreak havoc against the Jets' backup, but he had a relatively quiet day. Dozier allowed a sack, according to Pro Football Focus, but it wasn't entirely his fault. Josh McCown had to step up when the pocket collapsed and he ran into Dozier's man, DE Andre Branch.

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Jets defensive snap analysis (based on 63): DL -- Williams 48, Ealy 42, Wilkerson 39, McLendon 12, Pennel 4; LB -- Davis 63, Lee 54, Jenkins 31, Donahue 23, Bass 16, Martin 14, Stanford 9; DB -- Skrine 63, Maye 63, Roberts 60, Adams 54, Claiborne 53, Brooks 31, Burris 9. Analysis: Wilkerson, hampered by a shoulder injury, was limited to only 62 percent of the snaps. Bass made his Jets debut after only three practices. Roberts replaced Burris in the nickel.

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Jets offensive snap analysis (based on 63): RB -- Bilal Powell 28, Matt Forte 23, Lawrence Thomas 14, Eli McGuire 12; WR -- Robby Anderson 49, Jermaine Kearse 45, Jeremy Kerley 34, Charone Peake 16, ArDarius Stewart 5; TE -- Austin Seferian-Jenkins 48, Will Tye 22, Neal Sterling 7. Analysis: Thomas, a defensive lineman, made a surprise appearance at fullback. He caught a pass and nearly scored. Heavy workload for Seferian-Jenkins in his '17 debut. Stewart barely got on the field, although he did make a sensational catch.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' defense was on point yesterday after a terrible start to the season. It held Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi to minus-6 rushing yards before initial contact, per ESPN Stats & Info. He was contacted at or behind the line on eight of his 11 rushes. Miami finished with minus-3 yards before contact, their second-lowest in a game since 2009. Wow.


Anthem protests and excellent football

Mike Golic Jr. breaks down an incredible Sunday of NFL action, including Brady's comeback, the Dolphins' failure and the Raiders' struggles. Plus, anthem protest discussion.

Anderson speeds past Dolphins' D for six (0:25)

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The Jets have a new weapon on offense -- 286-pound defensive lineman-turned-fullback Lawrence Thomas. He caught a 15-yard pass out of the backfield, nearly breaking it for a touchdown. Little-known fact: Thomas was a fullback early in his career with Michigan State, where he blocked for Le'Veon Bell. "Oh, that was amazing. It was pretty exciting to have the ball in my hands," said Thomas, who set up a TD.

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Jets injury report: The X-ray room at MetLife Stadium was a popular place. RB Matt Forte (toe), LB Josh Martin (ankle) and WR Charone Peake (ankle) underwent post-game X-rays. Coach Todd Bowles didn't provide updates.


Seferian-Jenkins reflects on his return

Austin Seferian-Jenkins returned to the Jets' lineup for the first time in 2017 and reflected on what it was like to have to watch from the sideline.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles said the team discussed President Trump's comments last night at their team meeting: "Yes, we had a long talk. We had a big talk. It bothered some guys and we had a long talk about it. Everybody aired their differences and we talked about it and we came out as a team today, unified."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets acting owner Christopher Johnson told reporters he was "incredibly honored" the players agreed to let him join them, arms locked, on the sideline for the national anthem. He said he'd love to do it in the future, but they'd discuss it first. Asked about President Trump's controversial remarks, Johnson said, "I thought the commissioner actually came up with a pretty good line there. I was disappointed, but I'm going to leave it to others to talk about. I was just glad that we were one team today, and we did really well, because we were one team."


McCown: We took another step

Jets quarterback Josh McCown talked about the improving cohesiveness of the offense and how high their ceiling could be.

Team Stats

Passing Yards184.726th
Rushing Yards89.022nd
Points For17.322nd
Points Against24.0Tied-24th