Result: The Packers beat the Jets 31-24 on Sunday at Lambeau field. The Jets and Packers are both now 1-1 on the season.
Need to know: The Jets got off to a roaring start, jumping out to a 14-0 then 21-3 lead early in the first half.
However, the Packers outscored the Jets 28-3 to close the game out.
Geno Smith threw for 176 yards, while Eric Decker caught four passes for 63 yards and a touchdown.
Trailing by seven with 4:57 remaining, the Jets appeared to tie the game up with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Kerley. It was later waved off after offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg called timeout before the snap.
Muhammad Wilkerson was ejected in the third quarter for throwing a punch.
Links: AP Recap | Box Score
What’s next: The Jets will host the Chicago Bears next Monday night (8:30 p.m.)
Eric Decker is doubtful to return to Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury.
Decker grabbed at his hamstring and limped off the field in the third quarter.
He was seen being worked at on the sidelines with trainers, and later standing on the sidelines with his helmet off.
Decker had four receptions for 63 yards and touchdown on Sunday.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
The Jets could have used Decker at the end of the game, so it was disappointing to not see him able to come back into the game. It was clear that the Jets missed Decker’s presence on the field to help stabilize the passing game.
Muhammad Wilkerson was ejected in the third quarter of Sunday’s game for unnecessary roughness.
After the Packers completed a two-point conversion, Wilkerson was among many players scuffling in the endzone. Wilkerson was seen throwing punches during the commotion.
Sheldon Richardson was also flagged for unnecessary roughness after the play, but the penalty was declined in favor of Wilkerson’s flag.
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The Jets head on the road for the first time in the 2014 season to face the Packers and Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.
Kickoff: 4:25 p.m. EDT
Site: Lambeau Field
TV: CBS (Ch 2 in NYC) Greg Gumbell, Trent Green, and Evan Washburn,
Radio: 98.7 WEPN-FM, with Bob Wischusen and Marty Lyons.
Referee: John Parry
The Line: Jets + 8, O/U46
The Series: The Jets hold an 8-3 record in the series.
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Jets cornerback Dee Milliner is active for Sunday’s game against the Packers at Lambeau Field. Milliner missed the opener with an ankle injury as the Jets’ secondary remains depleted.
The Jets are expected to start Ellis Lankster at corner.
Here are the inactive players Jets
WR Walter Power
S Josh Bush
LB Ikemefuna Enemkpali
LB A.J. Edds
OL Dakota Dozier
T Ben Ijalana
NT T.J. Barnes
QB Scott Tolzien
CB Demetri Goodson
LB Carl Bradford
LB Brad Jones
T Bryan Bulaga
Corey Griffin, TheJetsBlog.com
TJB podcast co-host Corey Griffin is in Green Bay today for the Jets-Packers matchup that will kick off at 4:25PM ET today. He’ll share some of this thoughts with us during his travels to and from Wisconsin.
It’s a beautiful day in Flyover Country. The cobwebs are still shaking themselves loose as I write this – seriously, who ever invented Fireball is a terrible person.
I’ve had a lot of different thoughts about today and about this game since we recorded the podcast Thursday afternoon. I’ve thought about the defensive line against a rookie center and the potential of Derek Sherrod at right tackle. Sherrod won’t start – Bryan Bulaga appears ready, although we’ll have to wait until close to game time. The Sons of Anarchy could have a field day against the group and the Packers’ defensive line is nothing special. There’s reason to believe if you choose to be optimistic.
I’m not sure how I would react today if the Jets win. There’s enough Jets fans here that I’m sure you would hear us – one group is thinking of painting their bodies green and spelling out J-E-T-S and I really hope they decided to do it. I just know that I’m in Green Bay and in a few hours I’ll be standing inside Lambeau, a place I’ve watched through a small glass screen for years. This is the culmination of a life goal for me and my dad. We’ve always promised we’d get here and to be a few hours from that happening, I don’t know, it’s a little weird knowing that. I’m admittedly feeling a bit nostalgic, possibly because of how conflicted I feel about being a football fan right now.
Today feels important. I hope the Jets win, so I can contemplate all of this over more Fireball shots at Stadium View tonight. See you in Lambeau.
Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com
The Jets square off today at 4:25PM against one of the league’s best teams, led by Aaron Rodgers. While the Jets might have a tough game against one of the league’s best offenses, here’s some predictions as I look at today’s matchup with the Packers.
Jace Amaro will give the Jets a boost — A lot has been made about how the Jets rookie tight end has come along quickly in recent weeks and how the team expects his role and importance to increase quickly. According to Amaro’s coaches, he is grading out well and doing what is needed. It’s not really a surprise to us as the Jets want Amaro to play one of the newer and more complex positions in football, the “F” receiver spot. The role is dictated in part by the defensive alignments and his route/role then pivot based on the situation .. figuring that out is no small feat for a rookie. With a number of teams on the schedule with weak pass defenses, now is the time for Amaro to start stepping up and the Green Bay defense represents a good opportunity. In addition, look for Eric Decker to feast on this Packers secondary.
Dee Milliner will prove how much his presence helps the secondary — Milliner will most assuredly be limited this week and the Jets might choose to play him against situations/receivers that best suit him or against some of the lesser receivers for Green Bay … but that doesn’t mean that his presence won’t help to stabilize the secondary all the same. Watching the James Jones touchdown a few more times made me realize that while Walls can do some things well and that Jones made a great catch, but Walls has to be better positioned. Walls was over the outside shoulder of the receiver (on a boundary throw) instead of between the receiver and the ball, boxing out the receiver. So, while Walls and Allen did enough to keep the Jets in a game against a shaky rookie quarterback, the margin for error is going to be so much smaller against the likes of Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Wherever and whenever the Jets do deploy Milliner, his presence will assuredly help the overall group.
If Bulaga isn’t there, the Jets will be — Once RT Bryan Bulaga left the game with an injury last week, Derek Sherrod got punished by Seahawks defensive line. Against a lesser Raiders team, the Jets might have “hid” Coples on tape last week by using him against the run and in more “linebackery” ways? Babin played his role perfectly, so between him, Coples and Pace look for the Jets to change this week against one of the best pocket passers in the NFL if Sherrod gets the start … or even if Bulaga plays but seems limited.
During the season, Bent’s Game Analysis charts games for some of the Jets’ upcoming opponents, enabling a break down of what to watch out for on gameday…
The Jets last played the Green Bay Packers in 2010, losing 9-0 at home in a game that featured two controversial interceptions, a couple of special teams blunders and disappointing offensive execution throughout from the Jets. With a chance to go 2-0, the Jets are underdogs, but will be hoping to exploit a couple of key injuries to give themselves a chance at Lambeau.
After the jump, I break down the positional groupings (BGA-style!) to try and highlight what the Jets need to look out for. To read more of this story, click here
The Jets added defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson to the injury report Saturday. He’s listed as probable with a back injury for Sunday’s game at Green Bay.
Wilkerson had one tackle, assisted two others and knocked down two passes in last Sunday’s win over Oakland.