New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets weekly stock watch: DOWN — Pass catchers (four drops, tie for league high in Week 7); WR Jermaine Kearse (invisible), QB Sam Darnold (growing pains), C Spencer Long (errant snaps), WR Robby Anderson (unsportsmanlike), PR Andre Roberts (rare off day). UP — PK Jason Myers (on a roll), CB Darryl Roberts (good vs. Adam Thielen), S Jamal Adams (three TFLs), TE Chris Herndon (arrow up).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets defensive snap count: They played nickel about 75 percent of the snaps, resulting in a busy day for rookie CB Parry Nickerson. Also one of the reasons for Mike Pennel's season low, although his PT has dwindled in recent weeks. Season highs for DE Leonard Williams and S Terrence Brooks, who replaced the injured Doug Middleton, who replaced the injured Marcus Maye. Debut for DE Tarell Basham.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets offensive snap count: C Spencer Long, battling an injured middle finger on his right hand, was replaced at the end of the game. He has been struggling with his shotgun snaps. This was the first time a starting OLM missed a snap. RB Bilal Powell played a season low due to a neck injury. Season highs for WR Robby Anderson, WR Jermaine Kearse, RB Trenton Cannon and WR Andre Roberts. WR Deontay Burnett made his debut.

Barkley says he has not proven anything yet (2:20)

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)

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