Jets Quick Hits: News & Notes

News and notes following the Jets win on Sunday afternoon over the Texans.

East Rutherford, NJ – Jets right tackle Damien Woody was diagnosed with a sprained MCL. Woody suffered the injury on a play in the second quarter and limped off the field. At his postgame press conference, Ryan was unaware of Woody's prognosis…The versatile Wayne Hunter filled in for Woody following the injury, earning praise from quarterback Mark Sanchez for his plays…It was the third straight game for the Jets to put up the winning points on their final possession, but the first time in that stretch that the score came in regulation. "Mental toughness – that's what this streak is all about," head coach Rex Ryan said.

Texans running back Arian Foster had 87 yards rushing against the Jets, who still have not conceded a 100-yard ground game to a rusher this season. The second year back who went undrafted last year entered the game as the NFL's leading rusher and the 84 yards on the ground represents his fifth lowest rushing game of his young career. All told, however, Foster churned out an impressive 143 yards of total offense for the Texans, including two touchdowns, for an offense that managed just 200 yards minus his efforts. With his ground total on the afternoon, Foster topped 1,000 yards rushing on the season. "It is an accomplishment, a notch on the belt."…On the other sideline, the Jets ground game struggled, one week after the running backs got the bulk of the offensive calls in Cleveland. Against the Texans, Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson combined for just 78 yards rushing. So far this season, the Jets have had just two rushers who topped 100-yards in a game this season, with Greene and Tomlinson both topping the century mark in the Week 4 win over Buffalo.

Punter Steve Weatherford had a strong afternoon, with his four punts averaging 47.5 yards per kick. Twice, Weatherford kicked the ball inside the 20-yard line and had a long of a 57 yard kick in the fourth quarter…It was a redeeming afternoon for kicker Nick Folk. Last week in Cleveland, Folk missed three of his five field goal attempts, including a chip-shot 24 yard effort in the third quarter. On Sunday, Folk converted three of four attempts, only narrowly missing a 53 yard kick in the third quarter. He missed it, as Maxwell Smart would say, "By that much"…Sticking with the special teams, Jim Leonhard had a dicing punt return in the first quarter, a thirty yard effort right through the heart of the Texans return team. The play set-up the first points of the game for the Jets, a 37 yard field goal by Folk at the 11:28 mark in the first quarter.

Jerricho Cotchery, who suffered a groin tear last Sunday in Cleveland, did not dress for the game. About his injury, Cotchery said "I feel a lot better right now" but there is no update about his availability for Thursday's home game against Cincinnati…In place of Cotchery, the Jets called up second-year wide receiver Patrick Turner, who was a college teammate of Mark Sanchez at USC. Turner was a third-round pick by Miami who was cut this preseason and picked up by the Jets and activated off the practice squad on Friday. Turner recorded his first career catch, a 21-yard pass from his old college teammate. "The first of many I hope," Turner said…The Jets improved to 3-2 on the road with the win.


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