Jets Insider: What the Folk? Kicker misses two field goals

By on December 2, 2014

On Monday night, he wasn’t such a Folk hero.

Jets kicker Nick Folk uncharacteristically went 2-for-4 on field-goal attempts, missing a crucial 45-yarder wide left with 5:42 left in the fourth quarter with the score tied. The Jets went on to lose 16-13.

“Just one of those nights,” said Folk, who added he felt “terrible.”

He also missed a 48-yarder in the second quarter which would’ve put the Jets up 13-0. Folk entered the game 18-for-20 on the season. Folk was hoping for one more chance as the Jets tried to mount a scoring drive at the end of the game.

“I don’t think words can describe it,” Folk said. “I want another chance to get this team back to winning ways.”

The current Jets don’t give their fans much to cheer about, so one of the highlights of Monday night was the return of one of the stars of Gang Green past.

Wide receiver Wayne Chrebet was inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor during halftime against the Dolphins. He thanked the fans – the few that actually showed up – and reveled in seeing No. 80 jerseys in the crowd.

“Nine years ago, I never thought I’d be on this field again,” Chrebet said during the ceremony.

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Chrebet, who was an undrafted free agent out of Hofstra in 1995, ended his career with the second most receptions in franchise history with 580. He had 7,365 yards receiving and 41 touchdowns over 152 career games.

“All I wanted to do was wear Jet green,” Chrebet said.

Former Jets owner Leon Hess was also inducted into the Ring of Honor.

A rainy Monday night home game for what was a 2-9 team entering Monday meant dirt-cheap tickets – by NFL standards – on the second-hand market.

There were plenty of deals to be had on StubHub leading up to kickoff. The cheapest ticket on the site 90 minutes before kickoff was listed at $ 16.65. There were 34 listings for tickets that cost less than $ 30, five of which were for tickets less than $ 20.

Wide receiver Greg Salas injured his hamstring on the same play he opened the scoring for the Jets, a 20-yard rushing touchdown in the middle of the first quarter. He was ruled out for the rest of the game during the second quarter.

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