The New York Jets season is nearly lost, but there are still some things they can do to avoid hitting the very bottom of the NFL ranks.

The New York Jets have a lot to thank the Cleveland BrownsJacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears and San Francisco 49ers for. Yes, those are the only teams with worse records than the Jets, who were somehow 10-6 just last season.

But with the nearing return of linebacker Darron Lee and center Nick Mangold, along with the activation of speedy wide receiver Devin Smith, the Jets roster should be in better shape next week against the LA Rams.

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is coming off an MCL sprain suffered in last week’s game against the Miami Dolphins, though. He expects he’ll be in good enough shape to start, but if not, maybe Jets fans will get a longer showing of young backup Bryce Petty.

But it doesn’t matter whether everyone returns, no one returns or somewhere in between. The Jets just flat out need to fix their play-by-play execution issues, regardless of who’s in the lineup.

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