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                     === Jets sticking with Smith at QB ===
 
 Florham  Park,  NJ (SportsNetwork.com) -  Geno Smith  will remain the New York
 Jets' starting quarterback for at least another week, with head coach Rex Ryan
 declaring  Monday that  the struggling  rookie will  be under  center for  the
 team's upcoming game against the Oakland Raiders.
 
 Ryan also gave Smith a public vote of confidence one day after benching him at
 halftime  during  Sunday's 23-3  home loss  to AFC  East-rival Miami. The 2013
 second-round pick managed just 29 yards on 4-of-10 passing and was intercepted
 once before being removed in favor of Matt Simms.
 
 "I'm going to go with Geno as our quarterback," said Ryan. "I believe in Geno.
 I think he has the tools to be a good quarterback in this league."
 
 Sunday's  performance was the latest in a string of subpar showings for Smith,
 who  has failed  to throw a touchdown  pass in five straight starts and owns a
 troubling  39.2 percent  completion rate over his last four outings. He's also
 been  intercepted  a league-high 19  times on the  season, eight of which have
 come over New York's last five games.
 
 Simms  fared only marginally better in his relief effort, going 9-of-18 for 79
 yards  with an interception. The Jets mustered a mere 78 net passing yards for
 the game.
 
 New  York  enters Sunday's  matchup with  the Raiders  just one  game out of a
 playoff spot in the AFC, but has lost three straight following a 5-4 start.
 
 
 12/02 18:14:28 ET