Quinton Coples is off to promising start in December
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (12/9/13) Jets linebacker Quinton Coples is off to a great start in December, recording a sack for a second straight game this month Week 14 vs. Oakland. Coples finished with three tackles (two solo) and one pass defense.
Coples has tied a career high with 30 tackles (18 solo). He needs 2 1/2 more sacks to tie his career high from last season.
Ed Reed finally gets first 2013 interception
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (12/9/13) Jets veteran safety Ed Reed picked off his first pass this season during a 37-27 win Week 14 vs. Oakland. Reed finished with three solo tackles Sunday.
Since joining the Jets, Reed has totaled 15 tackles (seven solo) and two pass defenses in four games.
Calvin Pace ties career high with eight sacks
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (12/9/13) Jets linebacker Calvin Pace totaled five tackles (four solo) and one sack during a 37-27 win Week 14 vs. Oakland. Pace has recorded a sack in four of his last five games.
Pace has tied a career high with eight sacks and is four tackles shy of having at least 50 tackles for the seventh straight season.
Jets hold on for win Week 14 despite second-half struggles
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (12/8/13) The Jets gave up close to 30 points and 400 yards Week 14, but still emerged with a 37-27 win against the Raiders. Oakland finished with 383 yards, including 150 rushing, despite being down Rashad Jennings and Darren McFadden due to injuries.
The Jets defense played well in the first half, holding Oakland to 138 yards and one field goal. The Raiders offense came alive in the second half, especially quarterback Matt McGloin and running back Marcel Reece. McGloin threw two second-half touchdowns and Reece had a 63-yard touchdown run on the second play of the second half.
New York had one interception and three sacks, and Fantasy owners got a nice bonus from the Jets DST thanks to a special teams score after Antonio Allen fell on the football in the end zone after blocking a punt in the second quarter. The Jets are back in action Week 15 at Carolina.
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When Rex Ryan took over as the head coach of the Jets they used to have a dominant defense. Not anymore. The Jets struggled in 2012 for the second year in a row, and the DST is no longer a viable option. Maybe that will change in 2013, but the Jets DST should be considered just a No. 2 Fantasy option in the majority of leagues, especially with Darrelle Revis now in Tampa Bay. Rookie Dee Milliner will try and replace Revis, but he has big shoes to fill. We would not draft the Jets DST in the majority of leagues. (Updated 5/15/13)