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2018 Schedule
4-10, 4th in AFC East

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The Cardinals now have an 82% chance to earn the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft, according to live projections from FPI through the 4 p.m. window. The Raiders have the next-best shot with 11%, followed by the Jets at 5%.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Thanks to the 49ers' win, the Jets move up to No. 3 in the draft order, per Tankathon.com. The Cards (3-11) and Raiders (3-11) are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Two weeks to go. Oh, the drama.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets didn't have a good plan for WR DeAndre Hopkins. He was targeted four times (including the holding penalty) on Houston's game-winning drive — and it was single coverage every time. Why not give the corner some help? CB Trumaine Johnson wasn't assigned to Hopkins; the Jets decided to play "sides" with Johnson and Mo Claiborne. Why? "It's not just DeAndre, it's matchups all over the field," Todd Bowles said. "We were doing fine, left and right. Mo makes his share of plays as well and we have all the confidence in the world in him. DeAndre just made some plays." A lot of plays.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets weekly stock watch: DOWN — CB Mo Claiborne (game-changing penalty); K Jason Myers (human, after all), RB Eli McGuire (costly fumble), RB Trenton Cannon (costly drop), secondary (toasted by DeAndre Hopkins); UP — DE Henry Anderson (first three-sack game since Mo Wilkerson in 2015); QB Sam Darnold (efficient and creative), WR Robby Anderson (96 yards, 1 TD, 1 drop).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets defensive snaps: The Texans didn't play as much three-wide as other teams, forcing the Jets to play their base personnel more than usual. Darryl Roberts (toe) was replaced by Rontez Miles. Rookie Nathan Shepherd has been reduced to an afterthought in recent weeks.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets offensive snaps: This is what it's come to — second-, third- and fourth-stringers played key roles. Talking about Jonotthan Harrison, Eli McGuire, Brent Qvale, Trenton Cannon, Andre Roberts and Rishard Matthews.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jason Myers became the first Jets kicker since John Hall in 1999 to miss multiple PATs in a game. Myers has now missed more PATs this season (three) than field goals (two). Get this: He's an 87-percent career kicker on PATs and 85 percent on field goals. Said Myers: "The first one I just pushed a little bit. The second one I thought I hit good, but it just kind of fell left on me."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets gave CB Trumaine Johnson a five-year contract with $34 million in guarantees — and yet they didn't assign him to cover WR DeAndre Hopkins. What's up with that? They played left and right, and Hopkins (10 catches for 170 yards) did most of his damage against Mo Claiborne. Claiborne insisted he had "brilliant" coverage on Hopkins' game-winning TD. S Darryl Roberts also got beat for a TD. Johnson allowed two catches for 14 yards while covering Hopkins. Said Johnson: "Hopkins did a tremendous job. He has strong hands. You can be perfect in coverage and try to rip the ball out, but he has strong hands."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: RT Brandon Shell will have an MRI Sunday on his injured left knee. He was in considerable pain and had to be carted off the field. It's a potentially major injury. S Darryl Roberts (toe) and WR Rishard Matthews (hamstring) also didn't finish the game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Todd Bowles became the sixth coach since 2000 with three straight 10-loss seasons. The others: John Fox, Gus Bradley, Chan Gailey, Dennis Green and Dave Campo. Said Bowles: "Nobody likes to lose. Not me, not anybody. Not anybody." This was the third time the Jets blew a fourth-quarter lead. They don't know how to make winning plays on a consistent basis, and that ultimately will doom Bowles.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CB Mo Claiborne took issue with the third-down holding penalty that set up the Texans' game-winning TD: "This is how I feed my family and when you make calls like that, you mess that up for me."

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Watt to Darnold: 'You're going to be a great pro'

Jets QB Sam Darnold continued his late-season rally Saturday night with perhaps his best performance, causing Texans star J.J. Watt to say the rookie "has a great future in front of him."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets lost another game, but this was a silver-lining defeat because QB Sam Darnold was terrific. He continued to improve, and that provides hope.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The under-manned Jets have extended the Texans into the fourth quarter. With Sam Darnold providing the spark, they trail, 16-15. They should be ahead by a point, but Jason Myers has developed a case of the PAT yips — two killer misses. It would be a shame if they lose because of Myers, who was having a Pro Bowl-caliber season.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets may end up losing this game — they're down at halftime, 16-9 — but they have to be encouraged by Sam Darnold. The rookie has done a terrific job of managing the game. You see signs of growth: Movement in the pocket. Eyes downfield at all times. Poise under pressure. For the second week in a row, he connected with Robby Anderson for an off-script touchdown.

Team Stats

Passing Yards193.4
Rushing Yards105.1
Points For20.93rd
Points Against25.6