USA Today:
Sheldon Richardson remains motivated despite the New York Jets' 2-11 record.
"This is a team-oriented game, but this is a business in the end," he said Monday, "and we've still got something to play for."

Such as?

"The almighty dollar," Richardson said. "It's what drives this league. It is what it is. I don't want to sound selfish or anything, but in the end, you've got to get yours."

In Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, it was the first time since 2009 that a Jets' player had recorded three sacks in a game. Sheldon Richardson matched the effort of former Jet LB Calvin Pace against the Oakland Raiders five years ago. He did him one better, registering a first quarter safety on QB Teddy Bridgewater.

Richardson has exceeded his sack total of 3.5 that he garnered as a rookie. The second year defensive tackle from the University of Missouri looks to pad his numbers in the Jets' final three games against the Titans, Patriots and Dolphins. Sheldon will need no motivation against New England because he feels " that the NFL babies the New England future Hall of Fame passer."

Sheldon Richardson is still running hard , but the 294-pound defensive end has no chance of catching Minnesota WR Jarius Wright. Maybe his all-out effort will rub off on his teammates.

Howie Kussoy, NYPost:
"Greed is good." Richardson believes he longs to be selected for the Pro Bowl, but he knows that the Jets’ record might hurt his case.
“I’ll leave that up to everybody else,” Richardson said. “It’s an opinionated thing, so a lot of people have to vote on that for that to happen and I’m just hopeful the votes go my way.

If 6.5 sacks and 57 tackles gets one selected for the Pro Bowl, then it is mission accomplished for the Jets defensive tackle. Please enjoy playing in a game that was so bad that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, said "some of his fellow players embarrassed themselves."

A 2-14 record is nothing to write home about.

Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.

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