Tom Brady was uncharacteristically imprecise in the freezing temperatures _ the thermometer read 12 degrees with a -2-degree wind chill at kick off. "Except for, when you're a rookie, you get OTAs and minicamp, and I got four or five days to prepare".
"It's important, but it's not the only thing that's important", Lewis said of having the No. 1 seed. "So I'm a little more comfortable on the sideline". But he has had issues with the Jets before and I don't see this being a blowout.
You may remember Tom Tupa (he finished his career with one season in Washington in 2004). "I mean, it's harder to throw, it's harder to catch, it's harder to tackle".
Tiger Woods said that he was "very encouraged" by his performance earlier this month at the Hero World Challenge but still does not know what his 2018 schedule will entail. I think that speaks to this locker room. He had a text message from his mother, who was not thrilled with his decision to not bundle up before he went out into the cold. Following the Patriots' 26-6 victory over the Jets, Patriots players said they appreciated the fans' support - especially given the cold weather. It's a reminder that for 60 long minutes you're on the field trying to stop the unstoppable, it's going to be colder than hell.
If Brady is on the bench and not attacking the Jets from the air, Belichick will have to get fancy with his play calling as three of his running backs are listed on the injury report this week. And Adams said the conditions weren't really a detriment.
Many retired NFL players have said if they could skip everything that goes along with football, they'd still play in games.
If the seedings play out this coming wildcard weekend, it will be the No. 4 Chiefs (10-6) coming to Foxboro 11 days from now. New York's inactives were DE Muhammad Wilkerson, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (rib/foot), RT Brandon Shell (concussion), WR Lucky Whitehead, OLB Freddie Bishop, CB Rashard Robinson and DE Deon Simon.
The Jets are a bitter rival of the Patriots, who had to overcome a 14-point deficit in a 24-17 win over NY in Week 6.
Wilkerson has underperformed on the field and has been a disappointment off it since signing a five-year, $86 million contract in the summer of 2016. The Jets, however, enter the offseason on a lukewarm note.
The tipping point for the Jets' relationship with Wilkerson seemingly came just before the Jets' Week 15 game at New Orleans.
Players listed as full practice on Wednesday: linebacker David Bass (Ankle), wide receiver JoJo Natson (Shoulder), and offensive linemen Wesley Johnson (Hip) and James Carpenter (Knee).
"Because we weren't supposed to do anything", Jenkins said.
Two weeks ago NY trailed the playoff-bound Saints in New Orleans 10-0 early, pulled to within 24-19 late, lost 31-19, but covered easily as a 16-point dog. But it's nearly certainly a financial decision.
After another mind-numbingly disappointing end to another losing season, the Jets were no closer to finding an answer to their biggest problem than they were the day the season began. Apparently, that's not a risk the Jets were willing to take.