By most measures, the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” campaign in Week 13 was a rousing, unquestioned success for the league. Thirty of the 32 teams were in action this past week, and they were able to express themselves and wear custom cleats to help display causes that were important to them. Early on Monday, it appeared that the two teams on bye in Week 13 — the Browns and Titans — were not able to.
After Sunday’s 38-24 loss to the Oakland Raiders in which the Buffalo Bills lost a 15-point, second-half lead, Bills head coach Rex Ryan was asked about whether quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s recent slump would have any bearing on his future with the team. “Look, let’s just let this play out,” Ryan said, per ESPN.com. It’s not that Taylor hasn’t done good things, but his play has leveled off, which makes handing him a ton of money this offseason less likely.
Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv: THE GAME: The Indianapolis Colts (5-6) at the Jets (3-8) at the Meadowlands on Monday, Dec. 5 at 8:25 p.m. ET. THE WEATHER: It's getting colder around here. A mild day with temperatures near 50 will see the temperatures drop below 40 during the game with the light Meadowlands winds making it feel even colder. WHAT IT MEANS: Seriously, I don't know any more. The Jets can't finish above .500, so this season is done. In fact, they can officially, mathematically be eliminated from the AFC playoff race this weekend if they lose after the Broncos' win at Jacksonville . Maybe then they'll finally stop with the Ryan Fitzpatrick charade and give Bryce Petty a chance to see what