There was some hope — albeit just a glimmer — coming in for the New York Jets. Sam Darnold was back at quarterback after a two-game absence with a shoulder injury and he was playing with all three of his starting wide receivers for the first time this season. After two promising overall performances in their last two games, maybe this was the week the Jets would finally shed that ugly zero from their win column.
Sasha Yodashkin checks out the Week 12 slate and thinks Patrick Mahomes will stay red hot in a showdown with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has been through it all during his many stops in the NFL — a backup and a starter, a fill-in and a franchise leader. After being benched a few weeks ago, Fitzpatrick threw two touchdown passes while starting in place of the injured Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins kept the New York Jets winless with a 20-3 victory. “It’s kind of been the story of my career,” said Fitzpatrick, who has been with eight teams during 16 seasons.