Jets were a fraud:
..couldn't even hold serve in the division: batted .333 divisionally
legitimately won 7 games: from wk 2-14, teams they defeated were playing at .231 winning % at time of meeting. Even Houston, who they beat in game 1, went on to be 3-5 before righting the ship. Even if you want to count final records of teams they beat in games 1-14,(who were actually trying) it was less than .450
The unarguable fact that the Jets were outscored in the 1.5 games the Colts were actually trying to win by a count of 39-19, including 0-24 in the last 31 minutes of the season - and that's with no Sanders, a hobbled Freeney and that Curtis Painter had even a worse game vs Buffalo in week 16 - deflates any pretense that their earning or qualifying for the POs was legitimate. Cinci, in its last 7 games of the season was 3-4, being outscored 144-107, including a loss to Oakland. Compare that to the 08 Ravens we faced who in their last 11 games went 9-2 outscoring their opponents by 140 pts. We played a powerhouse in 08, Jets played a dead team (including the shock of Henry) in 09.
They beat SD at home in the playoffs.. So what? "On any given Sunday" and all that ****. A 91% accurate kicker missed 3 makeables. So what? Even without considering this, SD also lost to Balt, Denver at home . Speaking of Denver, jet fans are making the argument that their team gelled and were not the same team that at one pt lost 6 out of 7. So what? Denver won their 1st 6 games including beating NE, Cinci, Dallas and the Chargers.....more impressive than the jets beating Houston and NE with a still gun-shy Brady (who then demolished them in their second meeting).. and yet the Broncos still didn't make the playoffs, although an argument could be made they were a better team than the jest. If the jest fans want to argue that the Broncos fell apart, well that same argument apples to the Bengals.
Ain't no way around it: Jets stepped in ****..and more power to them, but debunking that they were a deserving team, even as a wild card to make the POs is easy... as is that the teams the beat were half as formidable as the 08 Ravens.
Last edited by Vaark; 08-21-2010 at 01:58 PM.