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Gase, Darnold chalk up exchange to frustration

Adam Gase and Sam Darnold downplayed their testy exchange on the Jets' sideline during Thursday night's game, saying they both were frustrated with the team's execution vs. the Ravens.

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Jets injury update: S Jamal Adams, who missed the last two games with a sprained ankle, is expected to return to practice Wednesday after the mini-bye. Ditto, DT Quinnen Williams, who missed last night with a neck injury. Rookie WR Jeff Smith, who made his NFL debut, is out for the last two games with a high-ankle sprain.

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Jets stock report: DOWN — QB Sam Darnold (two turnovers), PK Sam Ficken (missed FG, PAT), S Marcus Maye (rough night in coverage), LB Neville Hewitt (43-yard penalty); UP — LB Tarell Basham (sack, blocked punt), WR Jamison Crowder (two TDs), RB Le'Veon Bell (season-high 87 yards, no gutter balls).

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Jets offensive snaps (total 57): QB — Darnold 57; RB — Bell 50, Montgomery 11; WR — Anderson 57, Crowder 49, Smith 35, Smith 14, Berrios 5; TE — Brown 28, Wesco 28; OL — Beachum 57, Lewis 57, Harrison 57, Compton 57, Shell 57, McDermott 8. Analysis: Surprised Montgomery didn't play more; he could've been more of a factor in the passing game. They used a two-back grouping on six plays. Tight ends were deemphasized without a Griffin.

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Jets defensive snaps (total 59): DL — Phillips 37, McLendon 34, Shepherd 33, Anderson 28, Fatukasi 28, Willis 8; LB — Burgess 59, Hewitt 58, Basham 34, Jenkins 33, Copeland 24; DB — Maye 59, Roberts 58, Canady 58, Austin 58, Hairston 40. Analysis: They can all tell their grandkids someday they played against Lamar Jackson.

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Jets LB Jordan Jenkins said they tried a "cage rush" to keep Lamar Jackson in the pocket. Obviously, it didn't work. Jenkins said Jackson is "definitely the real deal .. He was just as deadly in the pocket." DE Henry Anderson said, "That dude is fast." Jackson rusher for a team-high 86 yards. The Ravens rushed for 218 yards, 139 more than the Jets had been yielding per game.

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Bell strikes back with 87 yards in return from flu

In his return after a one-game absence due to the flu, Jets running back Le'Veon Bell rushed for a season-high 87 yards in a 42-21 loss to the Ravens on Thursday night.

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Le'Veon Bell, who rushed for a season-high 87 yards, was happy with his workload and production. He said he got into "a rhythm with the O-line. That's when special things start to happen. I think we got a little sense of that today and it felt good."

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QB Sam Darnold was hard on himself, calling his INT "a really bad decision by me." Also: "On a few plays, we didn't execute the plays how I was supposed to. I wish I had a few plays back." And this: "When you slip up in the NFL, you get exposed. For me, I just got to continue to play ball and not have those critical one or two mistakes a game." Darnold has 14 turnovers in 11 starts.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Near the end of the game, Adam Gase and QB Sam Darnold exchanged words on the sideline. It didn't appear heated, but it seemed uncomfortable, based on Darnold's body language. Gase on Darnold's INT: "I think he was waiting for somebody to come in the window and he led him a little bit. The route was right. His vision just got a little messed up. He was waiting for a crosser to come across and he just lost everybody."

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Jets injury report: They reported only one injury — rookie WR Jeff Smith, who made his NFL debut. He suffered an ankle injury and will have tests Friday.

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Jackson, Ravens beat Jets 42-21 to clinch AFC North title

Lamar Jackson threw five touchdown passes, scurried into the NFL record book and guided the Baltimore Ravens to their second straight AFC North title and 10th consecutive victory, 42-21 over the New York Jets on Thursday night.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

This was so predictable. The Jets were dominated by the Ravens, 42-21, as they cemented Lamar Jackson's MVP bid. The Jets had a chance to make it a game late in the first half, but they blew two scoring chances. That's what bad teams do. The Jets (5-9) are a bad team. This clinched their fourth straight losing season, the longest drought for the franchise in the Super Bowl era.

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In the first half, the Jets got beat by Lamar Jackson's legs. In the third quarter, they got torched by his arm. They're getting blown out, 35-7, because the soon-to-be-named NFL MVP is putting on an amazing show. Wow.

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The Jets are down at halftime, 21-7, but they wasted two terrific opportunities — incomplete pass on fourth-and-1 from the 7 and an interception inside the 10. Sam Darnold has to be a finisher; he can't make those mistakes in scoring territory.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' No. 1 strength — run defense — was shredded in the first quarter. They allowed 99 rush yards, 21 more than their game average. Jets, down 13-0, did a lousy job of setting the edges. Their lack of speed and discipline was apparent as Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram ran through them. The Jets began the day No. 2 in run defense. So much for that.

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The Jets inactive players are: S Jamal Adams, DT Quinnen Williams, OT Chuma Edoga, RB Bilal Powell, CB Brian Poole, WR Demaryius Thomas, CB Arthur Maulet. Analysis: No surprises. Big-time loss of athleticism on defense without Adams and Williams. That will hurt against QB Lamar Jackson.

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Jets place TE Griffin on IR with ankle injury

Tight end Ryan Griffin, who leads the Jets with five touchdown receptions this season, has been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

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Sherman, Jenkins join Payton Award nominees

Veteran defensive backs and team leaders Richard Sherman of the 49ers and Malcolm Jenkins of the Eagles are among the 32 nominees for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.

Team Stats

Passing Yards196.629th
Rushing Yards77.631st
Points For17.629th
Points Against24.5