1) Smith wins Player of the Week honors- On Wednesday the NFL announced that Brad Smith was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Smith had an outstanding game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thanksgiving night which included the following accomplishments:
* Smith totaled 200 yards (122 kickoff return, 55 rushing, 23 receiving), including an 89-yard kickoff return-touchdown and a 53-yard rushing touchdown in the Jets’ 26-10 win against Cincinnati.
* Smith became only the fourth player in NFL history to score on a rushing play of 50+ yards and on a kickoff return in the same game.
* Smith’s 89-yard KR-TD was the second-longest kickoff return of his career (106 yards, at Indianapolis on December 27, 2009).
* Through Week 12, Smith leads the NFL with a 29.2 kick return average.
2) 75 and counting- Following the game against the Bengals, Jets center Nick Mangold and left tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson became the only two players who entered the league together to start their team’s first 75 regular-season games on the same offensive line since 1970.
3) Jets face toughest remaining schedule– According to the NFL the New York Jets face the toughest remaining schedule as compared to the remainder of the contending teams. Here is the strength of schedule for the contending teams.
Opp team’s record
NYJ– 33-22 .600
NE- 32-23 .582
Miami- 26-29 .473
Balt– 27-28 .493
Pitt- 24-31 .436
Jax- 26-29 .473
Indy– 24-31 .436
KC– 24-31 .436
SD- 21-34 .382
4) Road warriors- The Jets have won 8 consecutive regular season road games, the longest streak in franchise history. On the road in 2010 Mark Sanchez has 9 TDs vs. 4 INTs with a 89.7 passer rating.