Fitzpatrick (thumb) completed 22-of-37 passes for 277 yards and four touchdowns while rushing five times for 21 yards Sunday against the Dolphins. The Dolphins tried to take away the Jets rushing attack, but they had no answer for Fitzpatrick. This was the first time all season that he threw for more than two touchdowns, while the 277 yards represented his second-largest yardage total in a game. He'll square off against Eli Manning and the Giants next week.
Fitzpatrick (thumb) is active Sunday against the Dolphins. Despite some recent struggles, Fitzpatrick continues to hold onto the starting job ahead of Geno Smith and Bryce Petty. The Dolphins' pass defense hasn't been great this season, allowing the sixth-highest YPA, while tying for seventh in most passing touchdowns allowed.
Coach Todd Bowles relayed Monday that Fitzpatrick (thumb) will remain the Jets' starting QB. According to Bowles, in the wake of Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Texans, in which Fitzpatrick completed 19-of-39 passes for 216 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions, there was "not much" thought to making a change at QB. Next up for Fitzpatrick and the 5-5 Jets -- who have dropped two games in a row -- is a home tilt against the 4-6 Dolphins on Sunday.
Jets head coach Todd Bowles was noncommittal when asked about the possibility of Fitzpatrick being removed in favor of Geno Smith, Newsday reports. Asked if he is giving consideration to starting Smith, Bowles said: "Not at this time. We'll meet on all that stuff on Monday.'' Despite the lack of a ringing endorsement, it would be surprising if Fitzpatrick were benched after back-to-back down games in an otherwise strong season. Head coach Todd Bowles may have left the door open for a change, but the Jets probably won't give it real consideration unless Fitzpatrick struggles again in Week 12 against the Dolphins.
Fitzpatrick completed 19-of-39 passes for 216 yards and one touchdown along with two interceptions while rushing five times for 12 yards and another touchdown Sunday against the Texans. With the Texans playing most of the game without their two starting cornerbacks, it was a major disappointment that Fitzpatrick wasn't able to have a bigger afternoon. Although he connected with Brandon Marshall on a touchdown pass, he missed out on two other opportunities when throwing end zone passes to him. His rushing touchdown came late in the fourth quarter and he took a massive hit causing him to look a bit dazed after the play. He now has accounted for at least two touchdowns in eight of the 10 games he's played. He'll look to continue his production next week when he faces the Dolphins at home.
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