Jets Post Game Notes

News and notes from week-three of the NFL season.

-CB Ray Mickens had a rough time replacing Donnie Abraham after Abraham got hurt last week against Miami and struggled at times against the Patriots. His pass interference penalty - a mistake that always irks coach Herman Edwards - put the Patriots at the 1 and led to a Tom Brady touchdown run that gave New England the lead. Mickens - generously listed at 5-foot-8 - is a very competent nickel back but will continue to get picked on at the corner. The only other option the Jets is Jamie Henderson, an inexperienced third-year player who is taking Mickens' place at the nickel.
   --QB Vinny Testaverde threw for 264 yards to move past Johnny Unitas for eighth place on the all-time passing list with 40,300 yards. He needs 252 yards to pas Joe Montana to move into seventh place.
   --RB Curtis Martin's struggles will have to be more heavily scrutinized by the Jets now. Martin rushed for just 53 yards on 15 carries and has just 133 yards in three games this season. The offensive line has been a problem but Martin may indeed be slowing down at age 30.
   --QB Chad Pennington is expected to miss at least another six weeks with a fractured and dislocated left wrist. Pennington is shooting for a return by the Nov. 9 game at Oakland but realistically, his recovery will take at least a few weeks longer than that.
   --CB Donnie Abraham did not play because of a fractured right shoulder and is expected to miss at least seven more weeks.

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