Perhaps Rex Ryan has looked at the schedule too.
He knows that the Patriots play six straight losing teams and that the Jets’ loss to the Patriots Sunday night may make it impossible for his team to host a playoff game this year. Just like last year and the year before.
“It looks doubtful right now,” Ryan said after the game. “What am I supposed to say? Maybe I should guarantee that we’re out of it — the last time I did that, we made the playoffs.”
We think the Jets will make the playoffs again. Their schedule opens up if they can past a suddenly tricky game in Denver just three days from now.
The team just has to ignore the feeling that they have done this all before.
“It’s tough, because for the first time since Rex took over, it was right there,” safety Jim Leonhard said via Steve Politi of the Newark Star-Ledger. “We win this game, we get a stranglehold on the division, and we left it slide. It’s frustrating.”
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