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Smith completed 17-of-27 passes for 210 yards, with one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
Smith connected with eight different receivers, though none of them finished with even 55 yards. He threw his lone touchdown pass to tight end Jeff Cumberland, marking the third game in a row he's thrown exactly one score. In fact, Smith has just one game all season with multiple passing touchdowns (Week 6 against the Broncos), and he's thrown for at least 255 yards just once (Week 3 against the Bears). He'll get the start in the season-finale against the Dolphins, though a breakout is unlikely against a defense allowing the third-fewest passing yards per game this season.
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Smith completed 16-of-28 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's wild 16-11 win at Tennessee. He also ran four times for 16 yards.
Smith took a funky-looking safety in the second quarter, but didn't play too badly, not committing a turnover, while taking three sacks. His lone touchdown pass was to fullback John Conner on fourth down late in the third quarter. It was poetic justice for Smith, as it had appeared that he threw a long touchdown to Eric Decker on the same drive in which Conner scored (Decker's TD was overturned because he stepped out of bounds). The young QB hasn't looked terrible in two games since the Jets took the handcuffs off him, after an embarrassing home loss to the Dolphins in Week 13. Next week, Smith will face the Patriots, who he had success against in a 27-25 loss on Oct. 16.
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Smith completed 18-of-29 passes for 254 yards, with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's overtime loss to the Vikings. He also added 33 rushing yards on six carries.
Smith finished with more passing attempts Sunday than in the previous two games combined, though it still wasn't enough to lead the Jets to victory. Making matters worse, wide receiver Percy Harvin suffered an ankle injury that could be season-ending, which leaves Smith without one of his top targets. Up next is a Week 15 matchup against the Titans, who have been much better against the pass than the run this season.
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Smith completed 7-of-13 passes for 65 yards, with no touchdowns and one interception, in Monday's 16-13 loss to the Dolphins. He gained another 19 yards on four carries.
The Jets went with a gameplan from a different era, piling up 277 yards on 49 carries. A dominant running game allowed New York to take an early 10-0 lead, but the Dolphins provided much more resistance after the first quarter. Five of Smith's 13 pass attempts came on the game's final drive, which ended with an interception by Dolphins safety Reshad Jones. While Smith figures to get the start in Minnesota next week, it won't be surprising if the Jets deploy a similarly run-heavy approach.
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Head coach Rex Ryan said Friday that he "anticipates" Smith will be the Jets' starting quarterback for the final five games of the season, the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports.
The Jets announced earlier in the week that Smith would start Monday night against Miami, and it looks like Smith will remain the starter the rest of the season, barring injury. The New York Daily News has reported that New York's coaches believe Michael Vick gives the Jets the best chance to win, but the team's superiors want to further evaluate Smith over the final month of the season. Ryan side-stepped questions about the decision-making Friday, but seemed to reinforce the idea that he would rather be starting Vick. "It's a Jets decision that Geno's our QB," Ryan said. "That's the way it is." Fantasy owners shouldn't expect much from Smith on Monday night, playing behind a terrible offensive line against the league's fourth-ranked pass defense.
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Head coach Rex Ryan informed Smith Wednesday morning that he will start at quarterback for the Jets in Week 13.
It was reported Tuesday that Michael Vick would likely remain the starter for the Jets, but the team will instead turn back to Smith, and he will start Monday for the first time since Week 8.
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Jets head coach Rex Ryan said after Monday's 38-3 loss to the Bills that he is unsure who will start at quarterback in Week 13 against the Dolphins, Seth Walder of the NY Daily News reports.
Michael Vick was terrible in the blowout loss, completing just 7-of-19 passes for 76 yards, with no touchdowns, an interception, and an ugly overthrow on what should have been a long touchdown. He was removed from the game midway through the third quarter, at which point the Jets were already losing 31-3. Though Smith completed 10-of-12 passes for 89 yards in mop-up duty, he didn't actually have much success moving the ball. Further complicating Rex Ryan's decision for Week 13, Vick went for X-rays after Monday's game, Brian Costello of the NY Post reports.
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Smith (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers, but he will be the backup behind Michael Vick.
Smith was held out of last weekend's game due to the shoulder injury, though Vick was already named the starter for that one. With Smith healthy again, Matt Simms returns to the inactive list. There is a light expectation that Smith could regain his starting job, but if Vick continues to play well, he may not get that chance.
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Smith (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, the Jets' official site reports.
Smith is in line to suit up Sunday, though he is slated to serve in a backup capacity behind Michael Vick, while Matt Simms is on track to be inactive, according to ESPN.com.
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Smith (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York.
As did Michael Vick, who is slated to start Sunday's game against the Steelers, relegating Smith to backup duty, assuming he suits up this weekend.