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  1. Getting to know the Patriots

    Rich Cimini

    Same old Patriots. It's late December, and the New England Patriots already have the AFC East locked up. On Sunday, they can clinch homefield advantage throughout the playoffs with a win over the New York Jets and a Denver Broncos loss. Since thei...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. The Jets' best handoff of the season, Rex to Buddy Ryan

    Rich Cimini

    Rex Ryan has accumulated so many fond memories in six years: His first victory. The two playoff runs. His four postseason wins, especially the shocking upset at New England. The locker-room celebration last December in Miami. And Sunday evening in...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  3. Getting to know the Vikings

    Rich Cimini

    It hasn't been an easy season for the Minnesota Vikings. They have a first-year coach, a rookie quarterback and a dark cloud -- the highly-charged, child-abuse case involving star running back Adrian Peterson. The Vikings won't make the playoffs, ...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: New York Jets

    Rich Cimini

    DETROIT -- A few thoughts on the New York Jets' 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field: What it means: Not that there was much suspense, but the Jets (2-9) were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention with the loss. It also ensured...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  5. Watch out, Buffalo, the Jets are a 'zillion ways' better than las...

    Rich Cimini

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- There's no postseason carrot for the New York Jets, not with a 2-8 record, so pardon them if they have to manufacture motivation. This week, the incentive is simple: Prove they're not the bumbling wreck that fell to the Buffalo ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  6. Jets set to begin six-game journey that might have dead end

    Rich Cimini

    It's back to work for the New York Jets. After a four-day respite over the bye, they return to practice Monday -- the first day of the rest of the season. At 2-8, there will be no playoff talk, but a favorable schedule over the final six weeks -- ...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  7. Percy Harvin trade a desperation move by Jets

    Rich Cimini

    A few takeaways on the New York Jets' stunning trade for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin, which is contingent on Harvin passing a physical: The initial thought is: too little, too late. The Jets (1-6) aren't making the playoffs, even i...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  8. New York Jets coach Rex Ryan calls season 'a big failure'

    Rich Cimini

    At 1-6, the Jets are playing so far below expectations that coach Rex Ryan called the season "a big failure."

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2014
  9. W2W4: Jets vs. Chargers

    Rich Cimini

    Recent history tells us the New York Jets are more comfortable in San Diego than Ron Burgundy. Rex Ryan won a playoff game at Qualcomm Stadium in his first season, 2009. Herm Edwards did it in 2004. Two years earlier, the Jets -- 2-5 and on the ve...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  10. Getting to know the Chargers

    Rich Cimini

    It doesn't get easier for the New York Jets, only harder. The San Diego Chargers, coming off a playoff season, are one of the top teams in the NFL. They have an MVP candidate at quarterback, very good receivers and a defense with playmakers on all th...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  11. Camp Confidential: New York Jets

    Rich Cimini

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- Warning to the NFL: Watch out for the New York Jets. Who says? The Jets, of course. Despite three straight years out of the playoffs, the Jets are back to the "swaggerlicious" ways that made them a team to watch (and listen...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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