Jets Trying Not to Look Ahead

With a major AFC East showdown against New England looming in the distance just two weeks away, the Jets try to remain focused on Chicago.

Herman Edwards spoke to the team about not overlooking the 3-10 Bears this weekend, and suffering the same fate as the Pittsburgh Steelers, who lost to the expansion Texans last week.


"Today I reminded our team of a history lesson, because I think history is important," Edwards said. "I reminded them of the Pittsburgh Steelers. A week ago you get a team that has 422 yards to 47 yards, 95 plays to 40 plays, 40 minutes [time of possession] to 20 minutes, but then you have eight penalties and turn the ball over three times for a touchdown. In this league, [if you do that] you lose. We are not that good of a team to think that we can go up there and not function well playing this game."


One player that Edwards and the Jets know they must prepare for is Brian Urlacher, who has managed to maintain his level of play, despite the defensive struggles of the team. Urlacher is among the league leaders in tackles again this season.


"You can't block him," said Edwards. "Every play he is coming. He's going to hit you, he's going to knock you down, [and] he is going to come back and hit you again."


LaMont Jordan is still questionable with a left ankle sprain and sat out of Wednesday's practice, but the rest of the injured Jets are expected to play. Aaron Beasley, Chris Baker, Santana Moss and Jerald Sowell are all listed as probable.

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