It’s funny. Ironic even. The New York Jets find themselves in a situation similar to the one the Cincinnati Bengals found themselves in just two years ago. A rookie quarterback, overhauling parts of the roster, and suddenly finding yourself, come mid-season, miraculously in the thick of things.
And like the season for the Bengals two years ago, the Jets season has no longer become about staying afloat of the doubters. Indeed, the playoffs don’t seem quite as distant as they did at the beginning of the season in the big apple.
With Miami and New England playing each other this week, a win against the Bengals would give the Jets a nice foot-hold in the AFC East. As it stands before Sunday’s games, the Jets find themselves only one game behind the Patriots after beating them last week.