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5-8, 3rd in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

On Saturday night, a flu-stricken Le'Veon Bell went bowling a few hours after being ruled out of Sunday's game, the NY Post reported. This is a bad optic, one that sparks questions: Was Bell well enough to play? Did the Jets rule him out prematurely? Miraculous recovery? Both sides have some explaining to do.

'I Don't Give a Damn' with Domonique Foxworth: Week 14 (8:07)
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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: S Jamal Adams (ankle) is a question mark for Thursday. Adam Gase said he's "not going to count him out," adding, "I know where Jamal stands with it. We just have to make sure we do the right thing with him." The Jets didn't practice today. If they had, Adams, TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), RB Bilal Powell (ankle/illness), DT Quinnen Williams (neck), and CB Brian Poole (concussion) would've been out, per Gase.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Positive news on the Le'Veon Bell/flu front: Bell is "pretty close to 100 percent," per Adam Gase. They're optimistic about Thursday. Bell no longer is contagious and is expected to be back tonight for a weight-lifting session. "The fact that they're letting him back in the building is a positive," Gase said. "So, hopefully, everything should be lined up to where he can play Thursday." Bilal Powell is battling an ankle injury and his own illness, making his status uncertain.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie CB Kyron Brown, a surprise starter yesterday who didn't finish because of a quadriceps injury, has been placed on injured reserve. The Jets called up WR Jeff Smith from the practice squad.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sidebar to Jets' win: Outspoken captain Steve McLendon stopped Friday's practice because it was sloppy and delivered a fiery talk to teammates. McLendon: "The coaches had to fuss too much and I couldn't take it. I didn't feel like guys were focused enough. Called ‘em up, got it together, had a good practice, same thing on Saturday and came out and won." A couple of players told me McLendon hit the right notes, but: Why did they need a wake-up call after such a bad game in Cincy?

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets stock report: UP — K Sam Ficken (Holy Vedvik! Longest walk-off FG in team history), WR Robby Anderson (second 100-yard game in a row), RB Bilal Powell (74 rush yards, team high for 2019), LB Jordan Jenkins (two sacks), LB James Burgess, Jr (two penalties, but 13 tackles), CB Nate Hairston (INT, TFL); DOWN — LS Thomas Hennessy (bad snap on missed PAT), WR Demaryius Thomas (two drops, but had a TD).

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets offensive snaps (total 69): QB — Darnold 69; RB — Powell 55, Montgomery 22; WR — Anderson 64, Crowder 54, Thomas 36, Smith 34, Berrios 2; TE — Brown 60, Wesco 11, Griffin 3; OL — Compton 69, Beachum 69, Harrison 69, Shell 69, Lewis 69, McDermott 5. Analysis: Season highs for Powell (Bell replacement) and Smith, who got some of Thomas' PT. Had to adjust on fly when Griffin (ankle) went out, so McDermott made debut as extra blocker/TE.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets defensive snaps (total 65): DL — Anderson 39, Shepherd 37, Fatukasi 28, Phillips 27, McLendon 21, Willis 20, Williams 17; LB — Hewitt 65, Burgess 65, Jenkins 39, Basham 32, Copeland 14; DB — Roberts 65, Maye 65, Austin 65, Hairston 51, Brown 49, Canady 16. Analysis: Masterful job by DC Gregg Williams, who juggled the lineup due to injuries. Only one former first-round in this group (Williams) and six former UDFAs.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Sam Ficken said he wasn't nervous before his 44-yard game winner. "I've been doing this a while," he said. "I had a couple of game winners in college. This is definitely the best-moment kick I've had in my pro career. It feels really good." He was 9-for-14 entering the game, hardly the numbers that inspire confidence.

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Adam Gase avoided becoming the first coach in NFL history to go 0-2 against the team he coached the previous season. Players said he was happy, but didn't smile. "Actually, I don't think he did," DE Henry Anderson said. "He said in the post-game he was happier than he looked."

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WR Vyncint Smith was the victim on Nik Needham's controversial pass-interference penalty in the final minute. Initially ruled an incomplete pass, it was overturned by replay. Smith said Needham "grabbed my arm...I wasn't surprised they over-turned it because I knew it was pass interference." Instead of fourth-and-18, it was first down at the Miami 38 — huge play.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets injury report: RB Bilal Powell (ankle), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), DT Williams (neck), CB Kyron Brown (quad). Brown was seen on crutches after the game. With a short week, Griffin, Powell and Williams — none of whom finished the game — have to be concerns.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets overcame a lot to beat the Dolphins — no Le'Veon Bell, no Jamal Adams, no consistency on offense. And let's not forget about a late deficit. The talent might not be there, and a lot of key players aren't there because of injuries, but the team showed mental toughness after last week's no-show.

Reviewed PI call allows Jets to kick game-winning FG (0:37)
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Darnold throws 2 TD passes as Jets top Dolphins (0:45)
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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon, who? Playing without Le'Veon Bell, the Jets have maintained a good pass-run balance and lead at halftime, 16-9. RB Bilal Powell (4.8 per carry) is hitting the hole quicker than Bell, and that has helped set up Sam Darnold (two TDs) in the passing game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets TE Ryan Griffin has an ankle injury and his return is doubtful. This is a loss for QB Sam Darnold, who has developed a nice rapport with Griffin, who has over an 80-percent catch rate. Bigger role for Daniel Brown.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets inactives are S Jamal Adams, RB Le'Veon Bell, CB Arthur Maulet, CB Brian Poole, LB Paul Worrilow, OT Chuma Edoga and S Matthias Farley. Analysis: As expected, Adams is not playing. I'd look for Darryl Roberts and Marcus Maye to start at safety, with Maurice Canady, Bless Austin and Nate Hairston at CB.

Team Stats

Passing Yards195.830th
Rushing Yards75.631st
Points For17.429th
Points Against23.2