Jets Kicker Mike Nugent Hurts Leg
That was the least of their worries as Nugent ... immediately after kicking the ball ... started hopping up and down in pain.
I know that injured kickers rate low on the "breaking news" chart ... but it does greatly affect how a team gameplans drives. Long field goal attempts turn into punts. Fourth-and-short turns into the offense going for it.
If Nugent can't go ... punter Ben Graham may be put into action.
UPDATE: It has made an impact. On a 4th-and-13 ... the Jets are going for it instead of attempting a 40-yd field goal. Nugent has kicked into a net on the sideline so he could be ready for shorter FGs and extra points. However, it is obvious they don't believe he's healthy enough for any mid-to-long range attempts.
UPDATE, PART 2: Nugent may not be able to do anything. On that 4th-and-13 play ... Favre throws a jump ball that is caught for a TD (Jets lead 13-7). On the ensuing PAT, the Jets elected to go for two instead of the kick. Nugent may be done for the day.
UPDATE, PART 3: Nugent did kick an extra point in the second half.