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5-8, 3rd in AFC East

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Key names on the Jets' final injury report: OUT — RB Bilal Powell, TE Ryan Griffin, CB Brian Poole; DOUBTFUL — S Jamal Adams, WR Demaryius Thomas, DT Quinnen Williams. Analysis: Jets need RB Le'Veon Bell to run as well as he bowls. TE Daniel Brown, WR Vyncint Smith and DT Nathan Shepherd must step into bigger roles.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

My take on the Le'Veon Bell bowling brouhaha: Bad optic, but not a huge deal. I like the way Bell handled it, adding a touch of levity by bragging about his 251. The bigger issue: Clearly, he's not happy with his role. He didn't directly criticize Adam Gase — Bell knows how to walk the fine line — but he let it be known he wants more touches. This storyline will continue into the offseason. Prediction: He gets traded. Gase will lean on him Thursday night because Bilal Powell likely will be out.

Bell: I didn't break any rules by bowling (1:19)
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Jets DC Gregg Williams suggested Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will have to cut down on his running if he wants to last. Using a Michael Vick comparison, Williams said Vick learned to become a passer "as the hits piled up." Of Jackson, he said: "It's been remarkable on the minimal big hits he has taken, but when he starts taking those hits like a running back takes, it's a tough business to be in. Sometimes it motivates you to be an even better thrower."

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Bell brushes off bowling trip, says he rolled a 251

Le'Veon Bell said Tuesday that although he wishes he hadn't been seen bowling in public on Saturday night, he doesn't "feel bad about what I did," noting that he bowled a career-high 251 "coming off the flu."

Stephen A.: Bell bowling doesn't look good (1:46)
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S Jamal Adams (ankle) will be a game-time decision on Thursday, but he's unlikely to play. He's not participating in today's walk-through. "If he feels better on game day and tests it out and feels good, I'll let him play," Adam Gase said. Injury-wise, the Jets are a mess. Not likely to play: TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), RB Bilal Powell (ankle), WR Demaryius Thomas (knee), CB Brian Poole (concussion), DT Quinnen Williams (neck), RT Chuma Edoga (knee) and CB Arthur Maulet (calf).

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ESPN's Rich Cimini talks with Jets rookie Bless Austin about his remarkable football journey. Also, a look into the free-agent crystal ball.

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.

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.

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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.

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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?

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

Team Stats

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