NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Saleh spent the past week huddling with his New York Jets coaching staff, eager to figure out how to solve the issues that have contributed to a 1-4 start.
The coach is optimistic his team — players and coaches — will show improvement as it comes out of its bye-week break.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are seeing positive flashes from rookie quarterback Justin Fields and getting solid contributions in the run game no matter who is carrying the ball.
When it comes to scoring, they are struggling in a big way.
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Rankins hopped on a video call wearing a black cap with a simple phrase that should serve as a modest goal for the young, struggling New York Jets.
Written in white script letters inside a red oval were the words: “Get Better Today.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have brought back linebacker Avery Williamson, signing the veteran off Denver's practice squad.
The Titans also announced Wednesday that safety Amani Hooker has been cleared to return to practice even as he remains on injured reserve.
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Wilson has watched all the film and sees what everyone else has.
There have been some terrific throws on the run by the New York Jets rookie quarterback, the type NFL teams drooled over leading up to the draft.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets probably wish they could just skip the first quarter of games.
They're playing as though they are anyway.
Sounds funny — and sad — but consider this: The Jets have zero points and a measly 79 total yards in the first quarter through five games.
ATLANTA (AP) — A week after blowing an eight-point lead early in the fourth quarter, the Atlanta Falcons showed some backbone in a 27-20 victory over the New York Jets.
They can thank rookie tight end Kyle Pitts and quarterback Matt Ryan for that.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Derrick Henry enjoyed another happy homecoming while continuing to torment his hometown team.
Henry ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns about 25 miles from where he grew up, Kevin Byard returned a fumble for a score and the Tennessee Titans beat Jacksonville 37-19 Sunday, sending the Jaguars to their 20th consecutive loss.
LONDON (AP) — The New York Jets ruined their big London trip with another slow start. There were three-and-outs, an interception, key penalties, no sacks.
The Jets came in against the Atlanta Falcons with high hopes after Zach Wilson gave a star performance last week.
LONDON (AP) — Matt Ryan didn't have his top two wide receivers in London. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback did have Kyle Pitts and Cordarrelle Patterson — and that was enough, especially with the New York Jets stumbling early again.
LONDON (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will be without starting safety Erik Harris for Sunday's game against the New York Jets in London because of a calf injury.
Falcons cornerback Avery Williams will also miss the game with a hamstring injury.
WARE, England (AP) — Atlanta Falcons rookie Kyle Pitts is looking for his first touchdown, and the New York Jets want to keep it that way.
Pitts could play a key role for Matt Ryan and the Falcons after the team announced that leading receiver Calvin Ridley will not play in Sunday’s game in London for personal reasons.
For its current Crucial Catch initiative to bring awareness to the fight against breast cancer, the NFL has perfect spokesmen in Quinnen and Quincy Williams of the New York Jets.
WARE, England (AP) — Zach Wilson was a star improvisational quarterback last Sunday. This week, he's back to basics.
“It’s how can we just keep stacking those bricks and keep getting better?" the New York Jets rookie said.
NEW YORK (AP) — No one said this was going to be easy, rookie.
Playing quarterback in the NFL is no simple task, and this year's class of newcomers is getting a crash course — filled with sacks, interceptions and losses — in how difficult it is to immediately succeed under center.
WARE, England (AP) — The New York Jets rewarded defensive end John Franklin-Myers with a four-year contract extension. He just wishes his young son was there to share the big news with him.
Franklin-Myers immediately wanted to speak to 2-year-old Kyler after signing the deal that will keep him with the Jets through the 2025 season.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Rankins considers himself the Batman of the New York Jets' disruptive defensive line.
The crafty defensive tackle is low-key off the field and a relentless brawler on it.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Denzel Mims is used to being the guy making plays, not the one wondering about playing time.
But that's where the New York Jets wide receiver has mostly found himself this season, a second-round pick who has seemingly become an afterthought.
LONDON (AP) — Bartender Ben Finney expects a trickle-down effect when Tottenham's stadium resumes hosting NFL games, beginning this Sunday.
“They’re definitely rainmakers,” the 23-year-old Finney said Thursday from behind the bar at the Beavertown Corner Pin pub in the shadow of the Premier League club’s $1.6 billion facility.
NEW YORK JETS (1-3) vs. ATLANTA (1-3)
Sunday, 9:30 a.m. EDT, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, NFL Network
OPENING LINE: Atlanta by 3, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Falcons leading receiver Calvin Ridley will not play in Sunday's game against the New York Jets in London for personal reasons.
After Ridley was not present for Thursday's practice, the Falcons announced Ridley would not accompany the team to London “due to a personal matter.”
Atlanta Falcons coach Arthur Smith said a practice-week option before Sunday’s game against the New York Jets in London was to spend the whole week overseas, and “treat it like a bowl week.”
The Falcons and Jets, each 1-3, declined the bowl-week approach.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — C.J. Mosley spotted something in Tennessee's offense he didn't like, so he did something on the field that's usually a total no-no for the New York Jets.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Robert Saleh says safety Marcus Maye has the team's support as the star player deals with legal issues including drunken driving charges stemming from a February car crash in Florida.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons must reconfigure their secondary this week after losing nickel back Isaiah Oliver to a season-ending knee injury.
Also, starting safety Erik Harris' status for Sunday's game against the New York Jets in London is uncertain because of a calf injury that forced him out of last week's 34-30 loss to Washington.
LONDON (AP) — The NFL has returned to London with the Atlanta Falcons facing the New York Jets on Sunday but the league is just as focused on its next international destination: Germany.
Brett Gosper, NFL Head of UK and Europe, said they are finalizing their short list of German cities to host a game as early as next season.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons placed cornerback Isaiah Oliver and punter Cameron Nizialek on injured reserve Tuesday.
Atlanta promoted punter Dustin Colquitt and defensive lineman Mike Pennel from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets safety Marcus Maye has been charged with drunken driving after a car crash in Florida in February.
Broward County court records show the 28-year-old Maye was charged with three misdemeanors — driving under the influence, DUI/damage to property, and leaving the scene of an accident — on Feb.
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Wilson knew he could have done better. And he knows his first NFL victory should have come a lot easier.
Sure, he was happy after the New York Jets' 27-24 overtime win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — No matter where he goes, Sam Darnold can’t seem to find pass protection.
The Panthers quarterback was sacked five times and hit 11 times in a 36-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are banged up, can't protect their quarterback and just lost to a previously winless team.
Yep, there's plenty of blame to go around.
“Nobody did well enough — head coach, assistant coaches, quarterback,” coach Mike Vrabel said Monday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It seemed just about every time Ryan Tannehill dropped back to throw, there was another New York Jets defender in his face.
The Tennessee Titans quarterback certainly took his lumps, getting sacked seven times in a 27-24 overtime loss Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Robert Saleh had just gotten soaked from a celebratory Gatorade bath when he turned to Zach Wilson after earning their first NFL victory together.
“You having fun yet?” the first-year head coach asked the rookie quarterback with a laugh.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets fans have been clamoring the last few weeks for Denzel Mims to see the field again.
The second-year wide receiver will get that chance Sunday against Tennessee.
TENNESSEE (2-1) at NEW YORK JETS (0-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Titans by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson has been knocked around, tossed to the turf, made a few costly mistakes and been booed by his own team's fans.
And it's just three games — all losses —- into the New York Jets quarterback's NFL career.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The question posed to Robert Saleh was one lots of coaches around the NFL have failed to answer:
How do you stop Derrick Henry?
That's the major task at hand for Saleh and the winless New York Jets when the league's leading rusher comes to MetLife Stadium with his Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Jeff Smith has a concussion after being involved in a car accident Wednesday morning.
The head injury leaves his availability for the Jets’ game Sunday against the Tennessee Titans in doubt.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets safety Marcus Maye will be sidelined three to four weeks with an ankle injury, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.
The exact nature of the injury is uncertain, but it is believed Maye was hurt in the 26-0 loss at Denver on Sunday — although he played every snap on defense.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have had a hard time getting their two Pro Bowl wide receivers going at the same time.
Now they may not have either Sunday in starting a two-game road swing at the New York Jets.
NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Wilson and the New York Jets are getting walloped, taking big hits from opponents in embarrassing losses.
Robert Saleh insists no one's close to throwing in the towel. Not at 0-3.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos keep winning games but losing starters.
Second-year speedy receiver K.J.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos speedy second-year receiver KJ Hamler will miss the rest of the season with a torn left ACL.
Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that the Broncos' second-round selection in the 2020 NFL draft tore his ACL and “some other stuff” in the first half of the Broncos' 26-0 win over the New York Jets on Sunday.
DENVER (AP) — The scratch on Zach Wilson's left hand — the one he got from taking yet another hit — was no big deal, he maintained. It will quickly mend.
Same with a bruised ego after another frustrating performance.
DENVER (AP) — Vic Fangio has a rejoinder ready for anyone downplaying Denver’s first 3-0 start in five years just because the Broncos' opponents are a combined 0-9.
“They’re right,” the Broncos' coach said after Denver's 26-0 shutout of the New York Jets.
NEW YORK JETS (0-2) at DENVER (2-0)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Broncos by 10½, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson and the New York Jets' offense will likely be without two veteran playmakers in Denver.
Running back Tevin Coleman was ruled out Friday for the game against the Broncos on Sunday with a non-COVID-19 illness.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson flushed the worst day of his brief pro career away 24 hours after struggling through it.
He watched the film, saw what he could do better — and quickly put it all behind him.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Robert Saleh has heard all kinds of opinions, criticisms and suggestions just two games into his NFL head coaching career.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Carolina Panthers will face a rookie quarterback making his first NFL start for the second time in three games Thursday night against Davis Mills and the Houston Texans.
Carolina (2-0) opened the season with a 19-14 victory over the New York Jets in the debut of Zach Wilson, the second overall pick in this year’s draft.