The New York Jets in conjunction with Mountain Creek, a New Jersey ski resort, will host a Winter Carnival during tonight’s game that will include a snowball toss, unveil snow sculptures, build a snow mountain for sledding, offer a snowboard instruction program for kids, setup a selfie station, host raffles and more outside of the MetLife Gate on the island. Seasonal World will decorate the plaza with holiday lights, wreaths and decorations and the Jets Flight Crew will put on a holiday performance at halftime.
JETS IN THE COMMUNITY
The New York Jets in conjunction with Jersey Cares and Clorox will hold a Toy Drive to benefit Jersey Cares’ Frosty’s Friends program. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy that will be collected at all gates upon entering the stadium for children that do not normally receive gifts for the Holidays.
2016 WALTER PAYTON MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD
The New York Jets nominee for 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year, Brandon Marshall, continues to enact change by raising awareness and improving care for those affected by mental health through his foundation, Project 375. Marshall is eligible to be one of three finalists for the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year selected from the 32 nominees from each NFL team. A total of $1 million will be donated in the name of the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, with $500,000 going to a charity of his choice and $500,000 supporting the expansion of Character Playbook across all NFL markets. The winner of the 2016 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year will be announced in Houston at the NFL Honors. Fans are encouraged to vote for Marshall on Twitter using #MarshallWPMOYChallenge.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is 120 receiving yards shy of reaching 500 career receiving yards against Miami. Marshall can become just the eighth player in NFL history to record 500-or-more receiving yards against 10-or-more teams in his career. Marshall would join Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens, Irving Fryar, James Lofton and Harold Jackson as the only players to accomplish the feat.
REACHING NEW HEIGHTS
With 10 tackles at San Francisco (12/11), linebacker David Harris added to his growing list of career accomplishments as he (1,235) surpassed former Jets linebacker Mo Lewis (1,231) for second on the franchise’s all-time tackles list. Harris, who holds the franchise record most tackles by a rookie, has registered a team-leading 88 tackles, three passes defensed and a half-sack through 13 games. The veteran has led the franchise in tackles in eight of his nine previous seasons.
BY THE NUMBERS
Passing yards allowed in the second half vs. San Francisco last Sunday, lowest allowed by the Jets since 1970.
Todd Bowles’ record in December since joining the Jets as head coach last season.
Sacks registered by DL Leonard Williams this season, tied for first among NFL interior defensive linemen.
Number of players who have made their first career start with the Jets this season.