New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mario Hezonja uses an emoji to respond to ex-Knicks exec/scout Clarence Gaines Jr.'s analysis of NYK-BOS, in which Gaines Jr. calls Hezonja a ‘huge liability' on defense. Gaines Jr. was close with ex-Knicks president Phil Jackson.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Robby Anderson apologized for throwing the ball at an official late in the game, incurring an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty — and a possible fine. It's happened after a long incompletion in the end zone. "Just frustration," he said. "I hate losing. It wasn't anything intended for the ref." He didn't hit the official. Like most of the Jets' passes, it was off target.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Jermaine Kearse (two targets, no catches) was clearly frustrated he didn't get more chances. Asked if the Vikings shaded coverage to him, he said, "Not that I noticed." Was he open at times? "I don't know how you want me to answer that," he said, smiling. "I mean, as a receiver, you always feel like you're open. I'll watch (the tape). I felt like there were some opportunities I had. It's just something that's out of control."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LB Darron Lee insisted there's no panic despite the blowout loss to the Vikings. "I know, in the first couple of years I was here, the wheels would've fallen off and all hell would've broke loose. We're fine. No one is panicking here." Looking for positive? They held the Vikings to 2-for-15 on third down.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: This may have been another costly game. RB Bilal Powell (neck) and S Doug Middleton (pectoral muscle) will have tests on Monday. Neither player returned to the game, never a good sign. Middleton missed last season due to a torn pec; this was his "good" pec. Explaining the decision to cut WR Terrelle Pryor, Todd Bowles said, "He was hurt. We needed an extra receiver. We'll see when he gets healthy. We'll see what happens." That may take a few weeks.

Bowles: 'We have capable guys to do the job' (0:46)
Darnold: 'I learned to continue to fight' (0:43)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The NBA's last 2-minute report found two errors in the Knicks' loss to the Celtics: New York committed a 5-second violation on the inbound of its final possession. Trey Burke drew a foul on his 3-point attempt on that possession and had a chance to tie the game from the line. Enes Kanter didn't foul Marcus Smart with 1:37 to play. Kanter fouled out on the play. Smart made one of two free throws to put BOS up 4.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

It's back to reality for the Jets, who were outplayed in all three phases. Sam Darnold played his worst game, his receivers (the ones not injured), played a terrible game and the offensive line couldn't block. The Jets might have to consider a deadline deal for a receiver.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The pre-game hype centered on the two quarterbacks, the one the Jets could've had (Kirk Cousins) and the one they ended up drafting (Sam Darnold). So far, neither one has played well, as the game has been dominated by defense. The Jets and Vikings are a combined 0-for-14 on third down, as the Vikings lead at halftime, 10-7. This is the kind of game, in windy conditions, that will be decided by a turnover. Who will make the big play?

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox won't travel with the Knicks on their two-game road trip and will be re-evaluated in a week, the team said. He sprained his left ankle last night, which was confirmed by an MRI today.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets RB Bilal Powell has been ruled out with a neck injury. This is trouble for the Jets because RB Isaiah Crowell entered the game with a nagging foot injury. Their third stringer is rookie Trent Cannon. Also ruled out: FS Doug Middleton (shoulder). He was starting in place of Marcus Maye (thumb).

Darnold finds Herndon for Jets' first points of the day (0:21)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie QB Sam Darnold hasn't been affected by the unfamiliar elements. In chilly and blustery conditions, he was 6-for-9, 87 yards and one TD pass in the first quarter. It has been a pass-heavy attack, which is a bit surprising, but they just ripped off an 86-yard TD drive. So who are we to criticize?

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Guard Patrick Omameh (knee) did not travel. He's officially out. The new offensive line combination will include Spencer Pulley at center with Jon Greco sliding out to right guard. They should see plenty of Falcons DT Grady Jarrett.

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David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

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