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  1. Woody Johnson: 8-8 not good enough

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Another .500 season isn't going to cut it, as far as Woody Johnson is concerned. The New York Jets' owner didn't issue a playoffs-or-bust mandate, but he made it clear Wednesday he expects progress in 2014. "Eight-and-eight w...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  2. A surefire way to help Jets' playoff chances

    Rich Cimini

    It came as no surprise Tuesday to hear that New York Jets owner Woody Johnson reportedly prefers an expanded playoff format -- a concept that was tabled Tuesday at the NFL spring meeting and pushed to the fall. Johnson's coach, Rex Ryan, is overwhelm...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  3. Rex: Teams don't want to play us

    Rich Cimini

    Brash Rex made a brief appearance Thursday. Well, let's say it was Brash Rex Lite. On the eve of rookie camp, Rex Ryan spoke confidently about his team, saying he expects the New York Jets to be a playoff contender. That's hardly an outlandish sta...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  4. Jets are in for a treat if CJ can emulate LT

    Rich Cimini

    Everybody thought LaDainian Tomlinson was ready for a rocking chair at the age of 30. He was a diminished player for the San Diego Chargers in 2009, finishing the season with a hard-to-watch game against the New York Jets in the playoffs -- 12 c...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  5. Woody Johnson turns up heat on Rex Ryan

    Rich Cimini

    If Rex Ryan didn't feel playoffs-or-bust pressure for 2014, he does now. New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, who only 10 months ago pleaded for "patience" from the fans, unwittingly turned up the heat on his coach Sunday at the NFL meetings in Orla...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  6. Mark Sanchez released by New York Jets

    Rich Cimini

    Mark Sanchez, once considered the New York Jets' franchise quarterback, was released Friday, completing a stunning downfall even by New York standards.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  7. Bart Scott hired as analyst for 'NFL Today'

    Rich Cimini

    Bart Scott doesn't have to wait anymore. The former New York Jets linebacker, whose signature moment with the team was his celebrated "Can't Wait!" rant after a playoff win in New England, has been hired as a studio analyst for CBS' pregame show, ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  8. Trending up: New York Jets

    Rich Cimini

    If a team doesn't make the playoffs, it usually means gloom and doom. In 2013, there were eight non-playoff teams -- identified by a survey of NFL Nation correspondents -- that are deemed to be trending upward. The optimism caught our eye, so we deci...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  9. Super Bowl XLVIII -- Seattle Seahawks' win heavily features No. 1...

    Rich Cimini

    The Seattle Seahawks always talk about the power of 12 -- their fabled "12th man." They took it to a new -- and quirky -- level in Super Bowl XLVIII.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2014
  10. Prediction: Peyton wins in Eli's house

    Rich Cimini

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Pre-game thoughts from Super Bowl XLVIII: Okay, I was only half-right on my pre-playoff Super Bowl prediction. I had the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers making it to MetLife Stadium. In the interest of consistency, ...

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  11. Broncos praise Jets' 'beautiful' digs

    Rich Cimini

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- The New York Jets haven't received this many compliments since they made the playoffs in 2010. Their 6-year-old training facility in Florham Park, N.J., is drawing rave reviews from the Denver Broncos, who have been practicing th...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  12. Championship predictions: Broncos, 49ers

    Rich Cimini

    I went 4-0 last week with my divisional round picks, bringing my postseason record to 6-2. Anyone who followed my weekly picks for the New York Jets knows my playoff success is against the norm. As Rex Ryan would say, I'm ascending. Without further d...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  13. Fearless forecast for divisional weekend

    Rich Cimini

    Here goes nothing (again): Last week's record: I went 2-2, losing two teams that I expected to reach their respective conference championship -- the Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals. Fortunately, my two Super Bowl teams remain alive -- t...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  14. Former Jets in divisional playoffs

    Rich Cimini

    Several former New York Jets will be playing this weekend in the divisional round of the playoffs. Here they are: Matthew Mulligan, TE, New England Patriots: 15 games, two receptions for 16 yards, one touchdown. Used mostly as a blocking tight end...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  15. Playoffs show Jets have a ways to go

    Rich Cimini

    Now, more than ever, it's a quarterback-driven league. This weekend's divisional playoff matchups are prime example of how quarterback play impacts the game, as the eight remaining quarterbacks finished among the top 14 in QBR, ESPN's quarterback ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  16. Our fearless playoff predictions

    Rich Cimini

    Since I did such a bang-up job with my regular-season predictions (that's sarcasm, folks), I'm going to take a shot at the playoffs. First, wild-card weekend: Indianapolis Colts 27, Kansas City Chiefs 14 The Colts are playing good defense, havi...

    Blog | January 04, 2014