Jets continue season trend with win over the Saints
Going into today's big tilt with Brees and the Saints, the Jets were a win one, lose one team. After getting crushed by the Cincinnati Bengals last weekend, the Jets went out and beat the Saints today by a score of 26-20.
The team did so by running all over the Saints as Jets' running back Chris Ivory ran all over his former team this afternoon at MetLife Stadium. Ivory ran for 139 yards while scoring a touchdown against his former mates.
The Jets also did a solid job defensively and was able to keep a rather potent Saints' offense relatively quiet. Sure, Brees threw two touchdown passes but for the most part, the Jets did what they had to do on the defensive end of the ball to win a football game.
Speaking of doing what needs to be done to win a game, Jets' kicker Nick Folk kicked four field goals to remain perfect on the season. With today's performance, Folks has made all 23 field goal attempts this season and continued to show why he is perhaps the most reliable offensive weapon the Jets have.
While this is all good for the Jets heading into their bye week and even better that they would be in the playoffs if they started today, something still needs to change with the Jets. For this team to continue to stay in a playoff spot, they must learn to be more consistent and not have any let downs.
Two weekends ago, the Jets shocked the football world and beat Tom Brady and the Jets. One weekend later, they got blown out by the Bengals.
This afternoon's win over the Saints was also a shocker considering the fact that the Saints were 6-1 heading into today's game. The Jets need to do everything they can to avoid a let down in their next game against the Buffalo Bills.
There is no doubt that this Jets football team has shocked a lot of people this season. Remember folks, they were supposed to be the joke of the league.
Instead, the Jets are 5-4, second in the AFC East division and currently in a playoff spot. If someone were to predict that at the beginning of the season, you probably would have told this person that they were crazy.
For the Jets to continue to show that they are for real this season, they must avoid playing poorly in the next game. By doing that, consistency will develop and the Jets will be even better than people thought they could ever be this year.