New York Jets: Loss In Home Opener Leaves a Very Sour Taste

September 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The fact that the New York Jets lost their home opener last night was upsetting. But it was how they lost that was distressing.
The team's chances of making the playoffs are predicated on the offense scoring at least 15 points or so a game, a number that the defense can hold most opponents below. If the score had been say, 20-19, it would have been a tough loss, but it might have meant that the Jets are probably good enough to beat most other teams.
Then they would have to be on their best game for meeting the Baltimore Ravens in the postseason. Unless they got lucky and some other team knocked off the Ravens, and the Jets could beat the other team.
(The Ravens, whom the Steelers could beat, performed that function for the Steelers by eliminating the Tennessee Titans, who beat the Pittsburgh, in 2008,)
But the Jets offense couldn't score as many as 14-15 points last night. Even 12 would have sufficed for victory.
The defense was mostly effective. It is now tie...

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