The Jets survived their second straight overtime road game, but it will come with a price.
Jerricho Cotchery hurt his groin in overtime, moments before making one of the absolute best diving catches you will ever see.
Rex Ryan called Cotchery “the gutsiest player I’ve seen in a long time.”
The Jets’ third wideout couldn’t finish the game, indicating it’s probably a serious problem. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News guesses Cotchery could be out a couple of games.
Early indications are much better for Mark Sanchez, who limped through much of the end of the Jets’ win because of a calf injury. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com says he’s hearing Sanchez will be ready to go against Houston. The second-year quarterback has gone a long way the last two weeks to show he’s a weapon at the end of games.
There is a debate in New York whether the Jets are lucky or good, but they shouldn’t apologize for Sunday’s effort. They held the ball over 47 minutes against a very good Cleveland team. (The Browns held it 27 minutes.) They out-gained the Browns 456-303 and survived three missed field goals.
Perhaps they were lucky in Detroit, but Sunday was one of the Jets’ better efforts of the season.