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ESPN: Jets Prepared To Hire Charley Casserly as Consultant

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- In the eyes of some, the 2014 New York Jets season is coming to a merciful end next week.

Black Monday, however, may be a merciless day at One Jets Drive, as owner Woody Johnson may clean house of the football operations department -- notably Head Coach Rex Ryan and General Manager John Idzik.

 According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Jets will hire Charley Casserly to be a, "consultant in the event [Woody Johnson] decides to make major changes."

"I know one thing for sure: Woody is going to do what he thinks is going to help this organization win. Whether it's Charley Casserly or whoever, that's what he'll do," Ryan said when asked about the potential hiring of Casserly.

Casserly, 66, was formerly the general manager of the Washington Redskins.  He oversaw the drafting of notable players including Brian Mitchell, Stephen Davis, Champ Bailey, Mark Schlereth, and Frank Wycheck.

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Patriots Hold Off Jets, Clinch First-Round Bye

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(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- Dont'a Hightower sacked Gino Smith for a 10-yard loss on a third-and-4 with 6:08 left to play, which led to Nick Folk missing a 52-yard field goal as the New England Patriots hold off the New York Jets 17-16 Sunday.

The win clinches New England (12-3) a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.

The Patriots trailed by three heading into the fourth quarter but took the lead with 13:51 left to play when Jonas Gray rumbled for a one-yard touchdown run.

"We made plenty of good (plays) in the fourth quarter to come from behind, so that was great," Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said. "I'm glad it came out the way it did -- makes for a better Christmas. It's always tough to get a win here."

Brady was part of that. With the ball on the Jets' 13 yard line, Brady evaded the rush and for the third straight week ran for a long first down, this time going down on the Jets two yard line to set up Gray's touchdown. The Jets (3-12) mustered a field goal on their next offensive possession. They then stopped the Patriots to get the ball back, but couldn't take the lead when Folk's field goal attempt was tipped by Vince Wilfork.

The Patriots never allowed New York another chance, making four first downs in the final 5:16 of the contest to secure the win.

The Patriots can clinch the top overall seed in the AFC with a Denver loss to Cincinnati Monday night, or a win over Buffalo next week.

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Pats Rule Out Edelman and Blount for Sunday's Showdown with Jets

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- The New England Patriots (11-3) will be without leading receiver Julian Edelman and running back LeGarrette Blount for their important road game versus the New York Jets (3-11) Sunday, the team announced Saturday. 

Blount is dealing with a shoulder injury and was a limited participant in practice all week. Without Blount, the Pats should use more of Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen against a Jets' rush defense that ranks fourth in the NFL in yards allowed per game.

Meanwhile, Edelman, who was also limited in practice all week, is dealing with the affects of concussion he suffered within the last week.  

Edelman has played in all 14 games for the Patriots this season. During that time he has 92 catches for 972 yards and five touchdowns (one coming via a punt return).

The game is big for playoff seeding for New England. A win secures the Patriots a first-round bye in the playoffs. Also, a Pats win coupled with a Denver loss earns them the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

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Dolphins Rally to Beat Jets, 16-13

Marc Serota/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- The New York Jets held a 13-6 lead going into the fourth quarter and looked to be in complete control over Miami. However, the Dolphins rallied for 10 points in the final frame, beating the Jets 16-13 on Monday night. 

Caleb Sturgis' third field goal of the night, a 26-yarder, was the go-ahead score for the Dolphins (7-5) while the game was sealed when Geno Smith threw an interception with less than a minute to play.

It was the second straight loss for the Jets (2-10) who dominated in the first half and put on an impressive running display, racking up 277 yards on the ground.

"We had to draw a line in the dirt. No more," Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake said after his team gave up 210 rushing yards in the first half. "We came out in the second half scheme-wise the same, but guys played the way they're supposed to play."

New York ran just 13 pass plays, with Smith completing seven, while running the ball 49 times as part of a concerted effort to control the game. It was a game plan that worked until Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins marched down the field in the fourth. A holding penalty helped Miami extend the drive and Lamar Miller rushed in from 4-yards out to tie the game. 

That was one of many mistakes the Jets made, including a pair of missed field goals from Nick Folk. New York had a chance to take the lead back after Miami tied it up, entering field goal range before a sack of Smith forced them to punt. 

With the win, Miami remains in a wild card spot with four games left to play.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 12/1/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL Week 13: Miami Dolphins 16 (7-5) – New York Jets 13 (2-10) 

NBA: San Antonio Spurs 109 (13-4) – Philadelphia 76ers 103 (0-17)

Washington Wizards 107 (11-5) – Miami Heat 86 (9-8)

Denver Nuggets 103 (9-8) – Utah Jazz 101 (5-13)

Los Angeles Clippers 127 (12-5) – Minnesota Timberwolves 101 (4-12)

NHL:  Tampa Bay Lightning 6 (17-6-2; 36pts) – New York Rangers 3 (11-9-4; 26pts)

Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (7-15-2; 16pts) – Florida Panthers 1 (9-7-6; 24pts) 

Montreal Canadiens 4 (17-7-2; 36pts) – Colorado Avalanche 3 (9-11-5; 23pts)

Arizona Coyotes 5 (9-12-3; 21pts) – Edmonton Oilers 2 (6-14-4; 16pts)

Anaheim Ducks 3 (15-6-5; 35pts) – Boston Bruins 2 (14-10-1; 29pts)

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Dolphins Not Looking Past Jets

Marc Serota/Getty Images(MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.) -- The Miami Dolphins will need to keep winning if they are going to find a way into the playoffs.

Miami is preparing for an AFC East showdown with the Jets on Monday night and quarterback Ryan Tannehill expects a tough game.

"[The Jets] Always find a way to play us well," Tannehill said.  "They seem to play some of their best football against us, we understand that going in, we have to be ready for it."

Miami sits at 6-4 and find themselves in a tie with the Bills in the division and know how crucial this game is.

"It's the biggest month of the year," Tannehill said.  "December is when you either make or break.  You either fight your way into the playoffs or let your spot slip, so it's a huge month for us."

The Jets announced earlier this week that they'll be giving second-year quarterback Geno Smith another chance over veteran Michael Vick.

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Jets Name Geno Smith Starter for Monday's Game Against Dolphins

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After losing his starting spot to Michael Vick Week 9, Geno Smith has gotten his old job back.

The New York Jets announced Wednesday that Smith will be the starting quarterback during their game Monday night against the Miami Dolphins.

"As an organization, all of our decisions are organizational driven," Jets head coach Rex Ryan said during a conference call Wednesday. "We just want to get Geno another opportunity to show what he can do. Obviously we like the way he finished last season. We've had some bumps in the road this year. We sat him down for a few weeks and we'll see how he responds."

Smith relieved Vick during the Jets' 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills Monday. Vick had completed 7 of 19 passes with an interception before giving way to Smith. Smith played solid completing 10 of 12 passes for 89 yards.

The 24-year-old Smith, who the Jets selected with the 39th overall pick in the 2013 Draft, has played in 25 games during his career with Gang Green. During that time he has completed 56.4 percent of his passes throwing for 4,505 yards, 19 touchdowns and 31 interceptions. Smith has also ran for 509 yards and seven touchdowns.

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One Day Later, Bills Dominate Jets

om Szczerbowski/Getty Images(DETROIT, Mich.) -- Even though snow stranded members of the team and forced them to play their home game at Detroit's Ford Field a day later, the Buffalo Bills throttled the New York Giants, 38-3 on Monday night.

Kyle Orton threw two touchdown passes in the win, despite Buffalo (6-5) having a shortened practice week.

"We probably had the easy part of it, and back home they had the tough part," Orton said. "[We're] excited to get here and get a big win for us, and hopefully this will propel us forward."

With many of their fans still snowed in across Western New York, the Bills put together an impressive showcase in all three phases. Five different players scored touchdowns on offense, including a pair of passes to Robert Woods and Scott Chandler. When Chandler pulled in his catch, the tight end mimicked a shoveling motion for those back in Buffalo.

"It was a little bit of a tribute to the people of Buffalo," Chandler said. "You want to do something special for our fans. They did a great job showing up for us tonight, and for the people back there, we're behind you."

The Bills also dominated on defense, holding the Jets (2-9) to just 218 total yards and only 3-of-15 on third down conversions. Manny Lawson had possibly the biggest play of the game, recovering a blocked punt in the end zone to give Buffalo a 24-3 advantage in the third quarter.

Orton finished the game with two touchdown passes and 230 yards while Michael Vick through for just 76 yards and an interception, ultimately leaving the game with an injury.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 11/24/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL Week 12: Buffalo Bills 38 (6-5) – New York Jets 3 (2-9)

Baltimore Ravens 34 (7-4) – New Orleans Saints 27 (4-7)

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers 113 (8-5) – Charlotte Hornets 92 (4-11)

Cleveland Cavaliers 106 (6-7) – Orlando Magic 74 (6-10)

Portland Trail Blazers 114 (11-3) – Philadelphia 76ers 104 (0-14)

Toronto Raptors 104 (12-2) – Phoenix Suns 100 (9-6)

Houston Rockets 91 (11-3) – New York Knicks 86 (4-11)

Indiana Pacers 111 (6-8) – Dallas Mavericks 100 (10-5)

Chicago Bulls 97 (9-5) - Utah Jazz 95 (5-10)

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (14-4-2; 30pts) – Boston Bruins 2 (13-9-1; 27pts) OT

New York Islanders 1 (15-6-0; 30pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 0 (8-9-3; 19pts) SO

Detroit Red Wings 4 (11-5-5; 27pts) – Ottawa Senators 3 (9-7-4; 22pts)

Minnesota Wild 4 (12-8-0; 24pts) – Florida Panthers 1 (7-6-6; 20pts)

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Tickets Are Free to Bills-Jets Game in Detroit

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Tickets are free to Monday night's game at Ford Field in Detroit between the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.

Tickets became available to season-ticket holders Friday, and opened up to the general public Saturday. To get the tickets you must go to the Detroit Lions' website or show up at Ford Field Sunday or Monday before the 7 p.m ET kick-off. The tickets are first come, first serve.

The game was originally supposed to be played at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, but severe snowstorms forced the change of venue.

"We are pleased to be hosting the Bills and Jets for their game Monday night," Lions president Tom Lewand said. "While our thoughts are with the people of the Buffalo area during this difficult time, our team at Ford Field will do everything we can to be good hosts to their team this weekend."

Ford Field also hosted the New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings game in 2010, when the game had to be moved from Minneapolis because the Metrodome roof caved in. Tickets to that game were also free.

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