Super Bowl Unlikely For Boisterous New York Jets

August 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Before angry Jets fans accost this article’s comments section and accuse me of blasphemy, answer me one question:

If the Jets had not reached the AFC Championship game a season ago, would you be as enthusiastic about the upcoming season as you are right now?

It’s hard to imagine the answer to the question being anything but a resounding “No.” And considering the good fortune the Jets received in 2009, that outcome was a serious possibility.

In Week 16, the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts amiably rested their starters against a Jets team facing elimination. Barely hanging on at halftime, the Jets giddily looked on as Curtis Painter took over at quarterback for Peyton Manning.
Thirty minutes later, David had beaten a toothless Goliath and the Jets were well on their way to a playoff berth.

The Jets then went on to beat the Bengals and Chargers in the playoffs, but neither game was exactly an overwhelming victory. In the two wins, oppo...

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