Jets Making a Playoff Push
Who would have thought that a Jets team, that was well short of pretty good at the start of the season, would be in a position to play for the Lombardi Trophy in their own stadium? This season has definitely been a pleasant surprise and with the addition of a Super Bowl winner in the locker room, I bet the Jets will be even more fired up every Sunday from here on out.
The Jets will be in Orchard Park this Sunday and should leave with another W in the win column. Rex needs to figure out a way to get Geno to play better on the road because the rookie has struggled away from the Meadowlands. After the Bills, the toughest opponent Gang Green will face is the Carolina Panthers and that ferocious defense week 15 in Carolina. On paper the Jets have an excellent chance of going 6-1 over this latter part of the season. With Santonio Holmes returning, and Kellen Winslow playing with a chip on his shoulder, the offense will receive a much needed upgrade just when the Jets need it.
The defense also received an upgrade with the signing of future Hall of Famer Ed Reed. He has reunited with Rex Ryan and I expect his leadership to have a major impact on and off the field for a young Jets secondary. And with the newly dubbed “Sons of Anarchy” in the trenches, the Jets defense will remain a force to be reckoned with. Mo Wilkerson will most definitely be in Hawaii, and Sheldon Richardson has done very well in his first NFL season.
2013 has been a pleasant surprise for Jets fans, and the team has indeed shocked all those who doubted them at the start of the season. With a few changes to the offense, Geno Smith will evolve into a top quarterback in this league and of course that defense will be the team's strength for years to come. This week the Jets should win easily against the division rival Bills, by doing so the Jets will gain plenty of confidence in their ability to play on the road. Something they will need to do in their push for the Lombardi Trophy.