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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets owner Woody Johnson will be sworn in as the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom later today in a ceremony with President Trump in the Oval Office.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Through 15 practices and two games, this is the unofficial tally for the Jets' quarterbacks: Christian Hackenberg 365 snaps, Josh McCown 332 and Bryce Petty 227. All things considered, that's about as even as could be expected.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Checking out the Jets' snap counts from last night: The most noteworthy player is WR Charone Peake, who played only two of 59 offensive snaps. He saw his reps reduced last week in practice, as they used Robby Anderson, Jalin Marshall and Chris Harper as their top three. Rookie Chad Hansen (33 snaps) led all WRs. Fellow rookie ArDarius Stewart had 17. Other rookies: S Jamal Adams and S Marcus Maye 37 apiece, TE Jordan Leggett 23, LB Dylan Donahue 23, WR Gabe Marks 19, RB Elijah McGuire 14 and CB Derrick Jones 8.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

So why did Jets coach Todd Bowles decide to sit Josh McCown? On Thursday, Bowles said McCown "will play" against the Lions. "He needs work." After tonight's game, Bowles said he and his staff decided McCown didn't need the work. "Josh has played in a million preseason games," Bowles said. Clearly, Bowles still was in audition/experimental mode. This really puts the pressure on McCown and the offense to get in sync next week against the Giants, assuming he rests his starters in the finale.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets QB Christian Hackenberg on whether he's discouraged by his performance: "No, it's fine. It's all part of the process. You can't look at numbers or stats or anything like that, in my opinion. You have to look at what it was, go back to the tape, review it ... Overall, I think it was a good learning experience." (Courtesy: ESPN New York 98.7).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles isn't ready to end the quarterback competition. Asked if he's prepared to name Josh McCown the Week 1 starter, Bowles said, "Not at this point." Bowles cut Christian Hackenberg a lot of slack, saying the pass protection wasn't good. Bowles said this game "isn't a fair evaluation ... I don't think anyone would've had a chance when we're blocking like that."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 16, JETS 6, final: Todd Bowles gave Christian Hackenberg a shot, and it didn't work out. Now the decision is clear: Josh McCown should be named the starter. Maybe Hackenberg couldn't have changed that, even f he played well. Now it's a no-brainer. Frankly, the bigger question is, who's the No. 2 quarterback? Bryce Petty did a decent job.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Backup Jets S Rontez Miles -- and a key special teamed -- has an eye laceration and is being evaluated for a concussion, per the Jets.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

For a guy who hasn't received many practice reps, QB Bryce Petty has done a decent job for the Jets. He brings a certain energy to the offense. Petty hasn't delivered in the red zone, but at least he's led a couple of FG drives. Perry's roster spot should be secure.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Rontez Miles is doubtful to return with an eye laceration and also being evaluated for a concussion.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 13, JETS 0, halftime. It was a brutal half for the Jets' offense, which managed only two first downs and 43 total yards. QB Christian Hackenberg got the surprise start and he struggled in five possessions, completing only two of six passes for 14 yards. He didn't get much help from a shaky offensive line, but he showed his inexperience. Bryce Petty is expected to play the second half.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The best thing that can be said about Jets QB Christian Hackenberg: He's getting great experience tonight. His performance ... uh, that's another story. He's 1-for-5 for 17 yards, with two sacks. In 12 preseason possessions, he has yet to generate any points.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

A sneak preview for the Jets? Quite possibly. The Christian Hackenberg-led offense has gone three and out on its first three possessions -- no first downs. With no playmakers on the perimeter, the Jets are getting suffocated at the line of scrimmage. Get used to it.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

In a surprise, Christian Hackenberg is starting at quarterback for the Jets. He took a lot of first-team reps in practice on Thursday, but Todd Bowles said he didn't anticipate any lineup changes. Bowles told CBS TV before the kickoff that Josh McCown won't play tonight. What does this mean? It means Hackenberg has a great opportunity to state his case for the starting job.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' starting offense: QB Christian Hackenberg , RB Bilal Powell, FB Julian Howsare, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, WR Robby Anderson and Jalin Marshall, OL Kelvin Beachum, James Carpenter, Wesley Johnson, Brian Winters and Brandon Shell.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Inactive tonight for the Jets: RB Matt Forte, WR Lucky Whitehead, WR Marquess Wilson, CB Xavier Coleman, LB Lorenzo Mauldin, LB Frank Beltre, WR Quincy Enunwa and WR Dan Williams. No surprises here.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple of challenges tonight for the Jets: The Lions play at a fast pace -- they used a lot of no-huddle last week -- so that will test the Jets' ability to communicate on defense and get lined up quickly. The offense will have to deal with crowd noise at Ford Field. It won't be regular-season loud, but it could put some stress on the offense. They practiced all week with artificial crowd noise.

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