Cincinnati lost four defensive backs in their loss to Buffalo on Sunday, but the Jets are no stranger to the walking wounded list either. Head coach Rex Ryan ruled out Dwight Lowery, who suffered a concussion two weeks ago in Cleveland on a special teams play. “Never passed my finger test.”…Wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is still a possibility for Thursday, even though he did not practice. “Jerricho obviously having to get in and out of breaks, all that kind of stuff, there’s still a chance,” Ryan said. “Not ready to rule him out completely.” Cotchery had a “slight groin tear” two weeks ago in the Cleveland and didn’t play last Sunday.
The Bungles held a 28-7 lead at halftime of Sunday’s game and somehow found a way to lose to the Bills 49-31. “I mean, that’s like playing Madden on ‘All-Pro’,” Chad OchoCinco said on Tuesday. “That doesn’t happen, it shouldn’t happen.”…The Bengals lost to the Jets last year in consecutive weeks. Cincinnati first lost to New York came in Week 17 of the regular season in a game that allowed the Jets to clinch a playoff berth. Then the following week, the Jets upended them in the first round of the playoffs. It was those two games that helped typify the maturation of Mark Sanchez as a legitimate NFL quarterback. “From our standpoint, he kind of picked up where we left off,” Cincinnati head coach Marvin Lewis said.
The Jets are 3-3 all-time on Thanksgiving Day, having last played on “Gobble Gobble Day” in 2007 in a 34-3 road loss to Dallas … The 8-2 start for the Jets is the best since 1986. The Jets, however, went 2-4 after that flashy rush out of the gate and lost in the divisional round of the playoffs … Much maligned for their ground game this year, the Jets are still fourth in the league in rushing, averaging 145.9 yards per game … Plenty of shouting is also going on about the Jets defense, which was tops in the league last year but is “just” seventh in 2010. Ryan rattled off some numbers on Tuesday then said “Most teams in the league would love those numbers.”