With a record of 1-1 and hoping to rise above the .500 level early on this season is both the Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who meet on Sunday at 1 p.m. in East Rutherford. Listed as probable for the game are both Jets RB Curtis Martin and Jags’ QB Byron Leftwich. Martin was upgraded on Thursday after incurring a bruised right knee during last week’s victory over Miami.
Don’t be surprised to get a bigger than average taste of the team’s No. 2 RB, Derrick Blaylock, who was acquired in the offseason after four years with the Kansas City Chiefs. Blaylock has only once had more than 20 carries in a game. Leftwich hopes to play after pulling his groin against Indianapolis, where he also made an obscene gesture at a Colts coach and was fined over $5,000 – (Leftwich may have been goaded by some ill-advised taunting during the moment of his injury). Because Laveranues Coles (whose personal revelation has gotten some journalists thinking bigger ones may follow around the league) is starting to enter a groove with Chad Pennington, Gothamist predicts a 24-10 Jets win.
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