Let's just reflect again on what happened yesterday: The Jets beat the Patriots to win their fifth game in a row. Sure, Patriots fans might point to injuries as an excuse as to why they lost, but let's not forget that the Jets almost beat them earlier in the season without several of their offensive contributors from yesterday. It was a triumphant win for the Jets.
New England, who as recently as a month ago had designs on a perfect season has lost three of five. The Jets, on the other hand, are peaking at the perfect time as they have won five in a row. Back in 2009, the Jets - with a new head coach - won five of their last six to sneak into the postseason and carried that momentum into the playoffs, winning their next two on the road to reach the AFC title game. If they can win next week, is there any hope they could emulate or even surpass that?
Next week comes first though and is by no means an automatic. The Jets already lost at home to the Bills this year and you know Rex Ryan will be motivated to play spoiler. It doesn't look like the Bills have totally quit on the season, as they just beat the Cowboys - a team the Jets only beat in the last minute two weeks ago - by 10.
After a roller-coaster of a season, the Jets have a chance to close out the regular season on a real high and that's something to look forward to after the meaningless ends to the previous few years.
BGA Extra will be back on Friday and I'll respond to any queries there. Remember to send me your questions about the game if there's anything you want me to go into more detail on.
Here are the links to each of this week's BGA articles.
- Offensive Line
- Running Backs
- Wide Receivers
- Defensive Line
- Defensive Backs
- Special Teams
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