Jets Regular Season

Jets 4.5 point underdogs against Texans

Admin - September 10, 2009

The new era in the history of the New York Jets will begin on Sunday when rookie head coach Rex Ryan and rookie QB Mark Sanchez will lead the team against the Houston Texans. The Gang Green are 4.5 to 5 point underdogs, facing a team that's expected to make the playoffs for the first time in their history. Ryan is one of nine rookie head coaches this season. Mark Sanchez will become the first Jets rookie quarterback to start since Matt Robinson started on November 13, 1977 against the Seattle Seahawks. The New York Jets have gone 491 consecutive games without starting a rookie quarterback, the longest current streak in the NFL. Robinson started just one game in 1977 - a 20-23 loss to the Steelers where he went 7 of 19 for 80 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT.

The Jets have won their last 3 games against Houston, while the Texans have won their last 3 home games. Yesterday's early injury report has 5 New York Jets' players on it: DE Mike DeVito (hamstring) was limited in practice, QB Kellen Clemens (right elbow), RB Shonn Greene (ribs), LB Bryan Thomas (ankle), WR Wallace Wright (knee).

The Jets signed FB Jason Davis to practice squad. S Emanuel Cook was released to make room for Davis.