The NFL postseason doesn’t officially begin until the second weekend in January. But for the New York Jets, it starts Sunday.
Kurt Coleman Authentic Jersey The 9-6 Jets are currently on the outside of the playoff picture, thanks to losing out on a tiebreaker with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall says he knows this week’s tilt against the New England Patriots will be arguably the biggest game he’s ever played.
“Yes. Absolutely,” Marshall said Tuesday, via the New York Daily News. “It¡¯s because it¡¯s the next one. Obviously it¡¯s the next one and we understand the implications attached to it. So yeah, the next couple will be the biggest games of my career.”
Marshall has never been the playoffs in his 10-year NFL career, despite being one of the league’s most productive wide receivers at times. This season, he’s recorded 1,261 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Marshall and Eric Decker have combined for 21 touchdown catches this year, which is more than any other Jets receiving duo in history.
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I don’t believe that the Cardinals, or most teams for that matter, have a guy waiting in the wings with the kind of overall skills that Mathieu possesses, which are necessary to try to duplicate his role in the defense.