2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Folk gets 2nd chance as Jets beat Pats 30-27 in OT

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. - AP Sports Writer
    2013-10-21 03:02

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Rex Ryan saw the penalty flag fly almost as soon as Nick Folk's 56-yard kick glided wide left.

Then, the New York Jets coach started mumbling to himself.

''I was saying, `Oh, please be on them, please be on them, please be on them,''' Ryan said, smiling. ''I think my reaction was just like our fans because I think I heard the whole stadium saying, `Please be on them, please be on them.'

''That was everybody's reaction.''

After a newly instituted rule gave New England a penalty and Folk another chance, he booted a 42-yard field goal with 5:07 left in overtime to give the Jets a 30-27 victory over the Patriots on Sunday.

''I was like, `You know what? It's about time we got a break,''' Ryan said, smiling. ''That's really what I was thinking. It just worked out.''

Referee Jerome Boger explained in a pool report that New England's Chris Jones was called for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for pushing his teammate ''into the opponents' formation.'' It had never before been called in an NFL game.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick disagreed with the application of the rule.

''You can't push in the second level,'' Belichick said. ''I didn't think we did that.''

New York (4-3), given new life, ran the ball three times to set up Folk's winner and send the green towel-waving fans at MetLife Stadium into a frenzy.

''I wanted the long one to go in,'' Folk said. ''I wish the game would've ended on the long one. That would have been fun, but luckily we got closer and I got to put it through and beat the Patriots.''

It was a controversial ending to a highly entertaining game as New York ended a six-game regular-season losing streak to New England (5-2). The Patriots' 12-game winning streak against AFC East opponents was also stopped.

''Everyone has to look at themselves and do a better job,'' Tom Brady said, ''because what we're doing right now isn't good enough.''

Here are five things to know from the Jets' stunning victory over the Patriots:

RULE BOOK: NFL players were primed on rules changes during training camp, with officials showing videos of calls that would be made - including the penalty that decided this game.

The rule, a change for this season, states a defensive team on a kick can't push teammates on the line of scrimmage into the offensive formation.

''It was something that we talked about probably in camp and stuff, and it just skipped out of my mind,'' Jones said. ''It was my mistake and nobody else's. I've just got to man up to it and fix it next time.''

COMEBACK FALLS SHORT: A week after pulling out a thrilling victory against New Orleans, Brady couldn't do it again against New York.

He came close, though.

Brady led the Patriots on the tying drive as Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 44-yard field goal with 16 seconds left in regulation. New England got the ball first in overtime, but were forced to punt.

Brady finished 22 of 46 for 228 yards and had an interception returned 23 yards for a touchdown by Antonio Allen in the momentum-turning play of the game. The Patriots were also unable to convert on third down, going a 1 for 12 in those situations.

''We just haven't been good on third down all year,'' Brady said. ''Obviously, that's a big problem.''

GENO PREVAILS: Geno Smith threw a touchdown pass to Jeremy Kerley and ran for another, rebounding from early trouble after having an interception returned 79 yards by Logan Ryan for a touchdown in the first quarter.

It appeared to be an ominous sign, but Smith was solid the rest of the way.

He was 17 of 33 for 233 yards, and gave the Jets a 24-21 lead in the third quarter on an 8-yard run that left the crowd chanting ''GEE-NO! GEE-NO!''

''I'm never going to crumble,'' Smith said. ''No matter what happens. You know, that's just not in me.''

GRONK RETURNS: Star tight end Rob Gronkowski made his season debut for the Patriots after having offseason surgery on his back and broken left forearm.

He didn't appear to miss a beat, leading New England with eight catches for 114 yards. He almost made a one-handed grab late in regulation when he had a clear lane into the end zone, but couldn't hold on to it.

''I'm still mad about that one,'' Gronkowski said.

TEAM EFFORT: Several players had big contributions for the Jets.

In eight drives in the second half and overtime, the defense held the Patriots to two field goals, five punts and Allen's interception return.

Kerley had eight catches, with six of them for first downs on third-down plays. Chris Ivory, who last week said he'd like to see the Jets run more, set a career high with 34 carries for 104 yards.

Folk made his third winning kick of the season, and is 16 for 16 on field-goal attempts.

---

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

Fantasy Football Player Notes RSS FeedPLAYER NOTES

Michael SamSep 1 08:02p

The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League owns the rights to free-agent DE Michael Sam (Rams). The team has reached out to him, but there is no word [ More ]

Ryan SuccopSep 1 04:22p

The Tennessee Titans signed free-agent PK Ryan Succop (Chiefs) to an undisclosed deal and released PK Travis Coons Monday, Sept. 1.

Clay HarborSep 1 02:12p

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf) said it's not looking good for him to play Sunday, Sept. 7.

Odell Beckham Jr.Sep 1 12:32p

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is still not ready to play and may be around three weeks away from returning, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

Wes WelkerSep 1 12:23p

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) is on the practice field Monday, Sept. 1, but has not been cleared for contact or to play at this point.

Rob GronkowskiSep 1 12:23p

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he will be able to play Week 1.

Brandon DixonSep 1 12:02p

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent CB Brandon Dixon (Jets), SS Kimario McFadden (Falcons) and LB Carlos Fields (Raiders) to the practice squad.

Josh ScobeeSep 1 11:43a

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring), DT Sen'Derrick Marks (shoulder), PK Josh Scobee (quadriceps) and OT Zane Beadles (undisclosed) are practicing Monday, Sept. 1.

Dontay MochSep 1 11:43a

The Tennessee Titans re-signed CB Ri'Shard Anderson and signed TE Orson Charles (Bengals) and DE Dontay Moch (Bengals) to the practice squad.

Larry DonnellSep 1 11:43a

New York Giants TE Larry Donnell is the starting tight end on the team's unofficial depth chart. TE Daniel Fells and Adrien Robinson are second- and third-string, respectively.

Clay HarborSep 1 11:32a

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Clay Harbor (calf), RB Storm Johnson (ankle) and OT Austin Pasztor (hand) are not practicing Monday, Sept. 1.

Cullen JenkinsSep 1 11:23a

New York Giants DT Johnathan Hankins is the starting defensive tackle alongside DT Cullen Jenkins. DT Mike Patterson is the top backup.

Quintin DempsSep 1 11:23a

New York Giants SS Quintin Demps is the lead kick returner, while WR Preston Parker is the lead punt returner.

Geoff SchwartzSep 1 11:23a

New York Giants OG Weston Richburg is the starting left guard in place of OG Geoff Schwartz (toe).

Ben TateSep 1 10:52a

Cleveland Browns RB Ben Tate is expected to stay on the field on third downs, according to head coach Mike Pettine. This is good news for his PPR [ More ]

Charles BrownSep 1 10:43a

New York Giants OT Charles Brown (shoulder) and OT James Brewer (back) returned to practice Monday, Sept. 1.

Ahmad DixonSep 1 10:22a

The Dallas Cowboys released SS Ahmad Dixon.

Lonnie PryorSep 1 09:52a

The Buffalo Bills signed free-agent FB Lonnie Pryor (Buccaneers) and OG D.J. Morrell (Rams) to the practice squad.

Tony HillsSep 1 09:32a

The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent LB David Hinds (Titans), TE Jacob Maxwell (Lions), CB Lowell Rose (Chargers) and WR Tommy Streeter (Buccaneers) to the practice squad. C Sam Brenner, [ More ]

Emil IgwenaguSep 1 03:53a

In addition to the previously announced signings of TE Michael Egnew and RB George Winn, the Detroit Lions inked OG Rodney Austin, FB Emil Igwenagu, S Nate Ness, WR [ More ]

Chase FordSep 1 03:42a

Nine players were signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad on Sunday, Aug. 31. Players joining the squad include RB Joe Banyard, WR Kain Colter, DT Isame Faciane, TE [ More ]

D.J. SmithSep 1 03:33a

The Carolina Panthers brought 10 players onto their practice squad on Sunday, Aug. 31. Players signed were CB Carrington Byndom, LB Adarius Glanton, WR Tavarres King, SS Robert Lester, [ More ]

Trevin WadeSep 1 03:22a

The New Orleans Saints signed six players to their practice squad on Sunday, Aug. 31. Signees include WR Brandon Coleman, CB Terrence Frederick, WR Seantavius Jones, OT Tavon Rooks, [ More ]

Champ BaileySep 1 02:52a

Although the New York Jets are in need of cornerbacks, they are unlikely to pursue free-agent CB Champ Bailey, who was cut by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, [ More ]

Dee MillinerSep 1 01:02a

New York Jets CB Darrin Walls and FS Antonio Allen could start at cornerback Week 1 because of the injury to CB Dee Milliner (ankle).

Jeromey ClarySep 1 12:23a

San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary (shoulder, hip) underwent hip surgery around a week ago, and his status for the 2014 season is uncertain, according to sources. Clary has [ More ]

Ryan SuccopSep 1 12:12a

Free-agent PK Ryan Succop (Chiefs) is receiving significant interest from the Tennessee Titans and could sign with them as early as Monday, Sept. 1, according to a source.

Kenjon BarnerSep 1 12:02a

Philadelphia Eagles RB Kenjon Barner (ankle) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Sunday, Aug. 31, after he was waived/injured Saturday, Aug. 30.

Vincent BrownSep 1 12:02a

San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (calf) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Sunday, Aug. 31, after he was waived/injured Saturday, Aug. 30.

DeMarcus Van DykeAug 31 11:52p

Kansas City Chiefs CB DeMarcus Van Dyke (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Sunday, Aug. 31, after he was waived/injured Saturday, Aug. 30.

Jake StoneburnerAug 31 11:32p

Green Bay Packers TE Jake Stoneburner (undisclosed) and OT Aaron Adams (knee) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Sunday, Aug. 31, after they were waived/injured Saturday, Aug. 30.

M.D. JenningsAug 31 11:22p

Chicago Bears FS M.D. Jennings (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Sunday, Aug. 31, after he was waived/injured Saturday, Aug. 30.

RSS Feeds

NFL News:
 
Player Notes:
 
Forum Posts:
 

© 2014 RealTime Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Email Us  ·  Call Us 636.447.1170  ·  Lost Password
Advertising represented by USA Today Sports Media Group