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Rex Ryan: Geno Smith starting in Week 13 against Dolphins

Geno Smith's worst two games of the season have come at an inopportune time for the Jets. (McClatchy-Tribune via Getty Images) Geno Smith's worst two games of the season have come at an inopportune time for the Jets. (McClatchy-Tribune via Getty Images)

The New York Jets are sticking with Geno Smith as their starting quarterback in Week 13, head coach Rex Ryan said Monday.

“Right now, I would feel that he gives us the best chance to win,” Ryan said Monday, according to the New York Daily News.

The Jets lost their second straight game on Sunday, and Smith turned in a hapless performance against the Baltimore Ravens. His two worst statistical games have come in the last two weeks, losses to the Ravens and Buffalo Bills. Combined in those two games, Smith has completed just 17 of 45 passes for 230 yards, while throwing five interceptions and no touchdowns.

The Daily News' Seth Walder reported that Ryan spoke for one minute and 38 seconds while avoiding the question of whether he gave thought to starting backup Matt Simms. The Jets are playing host to the Miami Dolphins this weekend in a crucial division game.

The 5-6 Jets are currently tied with the Dolphins and five other teams for the sixth and final AFC playoff spot, with five games left to play. Technically, the Jets are 10th in the AFC standings because of tiebreakers.

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