Amazing victory for Gang Green, in what was really a game that Rex needed to win, in order to justify his continued tenure. A loss to NE would've been 6 in-a-row since the playoff win, and the Jets would've started to look like BB's bitches. Now off the victory, it gives the Jets 5 wins over the last 13 against the Pats since 2008, and restores some sort of respectability back to the rivalry.
*What's Next? -- The Jets got some winnable games left, in the form of: Cleveland, Carolina, Oakland, Buffalo, Miami x2, and even Baltimore. They've also got 2 very difficult games coming up in Cincinnati & New Orleans. I can't see them beating either of those teams.. but who the hell knows with the Jets anymore!? I didn't see them beating NE today or Atlanta two weeks ago, so I don't know what to expect honestly. We'll be getting back both Winslow & Holmes after 2 weeks, so that should be a shot in the arm.. Cribbs looks like he can be a game breaker, and Geno looks better every week.
*What we've learned? -- If Gronkowski's @ 50%.. and we play New England, AT HOME.. strip them of Deion Branch, Wes Welker, Danny Woodhead, Aaron Hernandez, Brandon Lloyd, Visanthe Shiancoe, Daniel Fells, Kellen Winslow, Tim Tebow, Jake Ballard, Zach Sudfeld, Shane Vereen, Danny Amendola, Leon Washington, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly, Aqib Talib, in a 4 month span.. and get a mystifyingly fortunate penalty called in our favor, off a new rule that no one is aware of.. the Jets can barely beat the Patriots by 3 points in overtime!!
Seriously though.. 2 weeks ago I spoke on how only 5 teams in the AFC have more wins than the Jets. Now heading into Week 8.. it still rings true. This team is like a bad cold that just won't go away. If they continue this pace, they'll be in a good position to make the playoffs, either by winning the Division, or squeaking in the last wildcard spot in what has been a lackluster conference. The Jets sit 1 game behind the Pats, with both the head-to-head, and divisional records tied. The Jets will no doubt need help to win the AFC East, in the form of NE choking out some games down the road that they're picked to win. 6 more wins gives the Jets the Division imo.. 5 more may give them the wildcard.. and 4 more gives Rex his extension. Sit tight and hang on to your hats, because this seasons gonna be a nutty one.
Kinda bailed out Rex too for going way too conservative and settling for a 55-yard FG instead of trying to get one more first down.
..this season has been Rex's finest hour. Woody needs to man up and extend Ryan already. The guys won 42 games in 4½ seasons, with Mark Sanchez, Kellen Clemens, Mark Brunell, Greg McElroy, Tim Tebow, and now Geno Smith. His defense is Top 10 every year, and his players play for him.
Cut the sh!t, and give this man a contract already!
Edited by Beezer34, 21 October 2013 - 08:26 AM.