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4-9, 3rd in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: QB Sam Darnold (foot) practiced fully — good news, considering he tweaked it on Sunday. Here's a potential problem: All three running backs sat out, so they had to use practice-squad RBs to get through practice. The biggest concern is Isaiah Crowell (toe), who was in a walking boot and said "the pain was excruciating" on Sunday. He's never missed a game in his career. That streak could be over.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold leads the NFL with 15 interceptions, but he vows it won't affect his aggressiveness. "I'm definitely not going to flinch," he said. Darnold (foot) practiced fully today.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets practice report (early version): QB Sam Darnold (foot, pictured) participated in the early portion of practice, but he split first-team reps with Josh McCown during the walk-through — a sign his foot could limit his participation. They're banged up on offense, as RB Isaiah Crowell (foot), RB Trent Cannon (undisclosed) and WR Quincy Enunwa (undisclosed) aren't practicing.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Monday it was a “shame” that kicker Stephen Hauschka was hit by Jets defensive lineman Henry Anderson on a blocked field goal Sunday. McDermott thought there should have been a penalty. “There is no place in football for it,” he said. “Any player who gets hit in the back should be a foul.” Hauschka is day-to-day with a pelvis/lower back injury.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets could be without RB Isaiah Crowell (foot) this week and perhaps longer. He left yesterday's game in the first half and didn't return. He's "pretty sore," according to Todd Bowles. Crowell has been battling a foot/toe issue for most of the second half of the season. If he goes on IR, they'd have Eli McGuire and Trenton Cannon. They also have two backs on the practice squad.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Todd Bowles doesn't sound concerned about Sam Darnold's availability for Saturday. "Not at this time," he said. "We have a couple of guys nicked up, but we'll see how it goes later in the week." Darnold injured his right foot yesterday and missed a series — yes, the bad foot — but it's different than the strain that sidelined him for three games, per Bowles. Darnold, who was limping at the end of the game, said afterward, "I'm confident I'll be ready to go."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets defensive snaps: Neville Hewitt started for the suspended Darron Lee and played a key role. He had played only 15 snaps in the first 12 games. He was spelled in the second half by Kevin Pierre-Louis, who also had his biggest play day. The coaches wanted more speed on the field to deal with Josh Allen's running.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets offensive snaps: It took 13 games, but they finally started using a backup lineman as an eligible blocker. Dakota Dozier was that guy. He was used in various roles, including fullback. He had a key block on Eli McGuire's game-winning TD run. This was a season-low percentage for Jermaine Kearse, not counting two post-injury games in September.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets weekly stock watch: UP — QB Sam Darnold (clutch gene on display for the first time); CB Trumaine Johnson (two picks); WR Robby Anderson (two big catches in the fourth quarter); KR Andre Roberts (another Pro Bowl-caliber performance); RB Eli McGuire (83 yards from scrimmage, plus the game winner); the entire offensive line (no sacks). DOWN — CB Buster Skrine (two penalties).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets LB Jordan Jenkins was furious with Bills OT Dion Dawkins, who chop-blocked him on the first play of the game. Jordan hurt his ankle, but returned. "They did some dirty stuff and tried to end my career," Jenkins told the NY Post and NY Daily News. "I told him, ‘If you do that again, I'll kill you.' I was enraged at the time. That's a career-ender. You're trying to mess up my life by doing that. That's classless. You don't dive at somebody's ankle when they're engaged with somebody. That's not real football. That's some punk-type stuff."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Even when they win, they lose. With the 49ers and Raiders winning, the Jets would've had the inside track on the No. 1 overall pick if they had lost to the Bills (based on the strength-of-schedule tiebreaker). But they had to go out and, you know, beat the Bills in dramatic fashion. As a result, they're now at No. 5, according to Tankathon. They dropped two spots on the day.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Darnold describes The Scramble. On an injury note, he said his right foot was "hurting really bad" after a first-quarter injury, but he's confident he will play Saturday against the Texans. An x-ray during the game was negative. Darnold said he would've been done for the day if he had re-strained his foot.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Todd Bowles, commenting for the first time on Darron Lee's four-game suspension for a substance-abuse violation, called it "a great disappointment." He said they had an inking on Thursday, then found out on Friday. "He made a big mistake," Bowles said. "Time will tell whether he'll learn from it or not." Neville Hewitt (seven tackles, 0.5 sack) and Kevin Pierre-Louis (one forced fumble) shared Lee's position.

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Jordan Jenkins: We showed up

Jets LB Jordan Jenkins reflected on a much-needed win in Buffalo and took us through the moment that sent him to the sideline to be evaluated for an injury.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

LT Kelvin Beachum made a key block on Sam Darnold's scrambling TD pass, decking DT Kyle Williams. "That's an offensive lineman's dream, to have a shot like that," he said. Beachum also said it was a "special moment" for the entire OL, including backups Dakota Dozier and Brent Qvale, to be on the field for Eli McGuire's game-winning TD run.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Robby Anderson described his 7-yard TD catch from Sam Darnold, who scrambled 47 yards before unleashing a laser: "He was going to the right and I had to shake loose and find an area. Dude was holding me, so I had to knock him off from holding me. Thankfully, he found me and he put the ball right where it needed to be and we got six."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach Todd Bowles said Sam Darnold "played tough and gritty ... He was smiling and having fun. You like to see him when he's like that." Darnold injured his right foot — same foot that was strained a month ago — but this was a different injury, Bowles said. An in-game X-ray was negative and Darnold was cleared to return.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Entering today, the Jets had a 16% chance to land the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. After beating the Bills, that chance is down to 4%, according to live FPI projections.

Team Stats

Passing Yards190.7
Rushing Yards106.2
Points For20.83rd
Points Against25.4