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Jets to Start Geno Smith on Monday Night Football

The New York Jets will take the field on Monday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins with Geno Smith as their QB.  Michael Vick has been benched following an embarrassing 38-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills, in Detroit, on Monday Night.  Vick went 1-3 in 4 starts, completing 56 of 101 pass attempts (55.4%) for just 557 yards, added 130 rushing yards, with 3 TDs and 2 INTs.  He failed to throw for 200 yards in any game, something Smith has done 4 times this season.

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Smith finished the Bills game going 10-12 for 89 yards.  It was his first action since throwing 3 interceptions, on 8 attempts against the Bills, back on October 26th.  Smith will take the field against a Dolphins defense that ranks 5th in the league against the pass and tied for 4th in sacks with 31.

Percy Harvin had one big game since being traded to the Jets, gaining 129 yards on 11 receptions (13 targets.  He has gained just 47 receiving yards on 7 receptions (19 targets) in the 3 other games.  He has rushed for 69 yards as a Jet.
Eric Decker has not gained 70 yards since Week 1, and has just 1 touchdown reception over the Jets last 5 games.  Jeremy Kerley led the Jets with 5 receptions for 66 yards on Monday against the Bills.

Over the last 5 weeks, only the San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans have attempted to run the ball less than the Jets. I get that playing from behind forces you to throw the ball, but the Jets have to feed Chris Ivory if they ever want to win a football game again.