It is such a big reason why the football game they play today against the Bills is one of the most anticipated openers in Jets history. It isn?t because of the opponent, even though the Bills have a chance to be pretty good. Isn?t because the Jets are coming off a big year, or because anybody is picking them to pick themselves up and get back to the AFC Championship Game or finally knock the Patriots out of first place in the AFC East.I think this is definitely so. ?The way the Jets season ended so poorly, while the Giants rode a mediocre regular season to the Super Bowl. ?The Jets were right on the verge of making the playoffs for three weeks, and then after the implosion against Miami ... it left a terrible taste in Jets fans mouths. ?Since early January fans have been looking for their team to prove that their talented and they can keep it together. ?Can they?
The Jets will find out today with the team that many pundits expect to beat out the Jets this year in the standings. ?This is a perfect game for the Jets to make a statement. ?To prove that they are as good as we (and they) think they are.