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Jets Insider: Pats ‘another win for us,’ says Richardson

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 8:07 PM

Sheldon Richardson is revving up his mouth again.

Back in action last week after missing the first four games due to a drug suspension, the defensive tackle asserted that the Jets (4-1) will be hauling a win back from Foxborough Sunday after they play the Patriots.

“This is going to be another win for us,” Richardson told Metro New York. “We’ll let you all write the columns about validating wins and stuff like that. This is going to be another win in the win column if we got out there and execute and do what we’re supposed to do.”

The Patriots have gone 5-0 in impressive fashion, winning games by an average of 16
points.

Richardson previously stated that the Jets were “licking our chops” at the chance to play New England.

“We’re going to be up in the division, that’s how we’re going to look at it,” Richardson added. “We’re going to be the front-runners, that’s how we look at it.”

BOWLES: GO METS

It isn’t just Tom Brady’s arm that is attracting the attention of Jets coach Todd Bowles these days.

Bowles, a noted Yankees fan, has been tracking the Mets through their World Series run. He noted that he was interested inthe pitching showdowns that have brought the Mets to the precipice of a championship.

“They have some great pitchers,” Bowles said. They’re young, they’re tough and they’re great and have some good hitting. I’m enjoying it.”

Bowles, a native of Elizabeth, N.J., added that he was rooting for the Mets since the Yankees were already eliminated.

“I’m still a Yankees fan, but I’m a New York fan,” he said. “I’m not jumping on the bandwagon. I just like their pitchers.”

FITZ BANGED UP, BUT OK

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick made an appearance on the injury list with an elbow ailment this week, but Bowles insisted it was a matter of record keeping for the league.

“Just sore. He just banged it,” Bowles said. “We have to report those things. If we don’t, they’re going to get on us.”

INJURY UPDATE

Bilal Powell (ankle) and Jaiquawn Jarrett (knee) didn’t practice. Marcus Williams (hamstring), Buster Skrine (head), Willie Colon (knee), Chris Owusu (knee), Eric Decker (knee), Brandon Marshall (sore calf) were limited. Bowles said of Skrine, “He ran around. He ran fast. He’s still going through some of the protocol but he did run around some more today.”


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