Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New York Jets receiving two byes into the playoffs?

Have you ever heard of an NFL team getting two byes in the regular season before making the playoffs?

Welcome to the 2009 edition of the New York Jets.

It’s well-documented how the Jets were handed a win last week when the (then) undefeated Indianapolis Colts rested the likes of Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney and Gary Brackett after taking a 15-10 lead on the Jets in the third quarter.

Now the Jets get to conclude their regular season against a playoff-bound Cincinnati Bengals team probably resting such stars as Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco for much of the game.

There you have it: Two straight division-winning opponents facing the Jets, two consecutive teams that will likely hand New York a victory.

And who said you can’t make the playoffs the easy way?

The sad part is that the likes of the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans and (maybe) the Pittsburgh Steelers could all be denied playoff berths due to teams lying down for the Jets.

Coach Rex Ryan, QB Mark Sanchez, DB Darrelle Revis and the entire New York squad can thank the schedule makers for saving the best teams for last ... when they already had playoff berths in hand.


brian said...

I totally understand what your saying. I cant believe the jets are getting such an easy path to playoffs. If they were not a New York team, the NFL might do something about it.

thevoice@voicedup.com said...

Looks like the Jets will pull it out

kareem said...

It's pure BS; how about the Jets two weeks in a row have teams lay down for them, what a joke. Now this week we will see if they deserve to be in the playoffs or not and if Cincy can bounce back from Sunday night. How about those choking Broncos. You know why they lost right? You can't play with one hand on your throat.