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Jets Continue To Collapse: Are Their Chances of a Postseason Done?

Cole Tessler ’11
Staff Writer

Well Jet fans, the Jets playoff hopes are officially on life support after the Jets lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-22.

The New York defense showed everyone that they can play well but that when it comes down to crunch time, they aren’t as good as they say. The defense was hanging on to a 22-21 lead with 4:00 left in the fourth quarter against a Jaguars offense that they haven’t let up a first down to all second half.

But they let up two third down conversions and not only let the Jaguars get to field goal position but move down to the one yard line.

Braylon “Butter Fingers” Edwards deserves a share in this loss after dropping a two point conversion which could have given the Jets a three point lead with 4:00 left in the game.

Another costly mistake came when Mark Sanchez called a timeout with plenty of time on the play clock on first and 1. That timeout could have given the Jets time to do something with the ball.

There were plenty of little mistakes that the Jets made, like Braylon Edwards fumbling the ball after a long reception or Mark Sanchez’s interception off the screen, that made them seem like they wanted to lose this game. They simply made too many mistakes.

Both teams should have lost this game but the fact of the matter is Jacksonville made less mistakes.

On the bright side Mark Sanchez continues to become clutch leading another potential game winning drive for a touchdown in the final minutes like in the Miami game. Too bad in both games the defense blew it for Sanchez.

The reason why the Jets collapsed for the second season in a row is because they can not all play well at once. One team or player will always spoil the other units’ performance.

In the Buffalo game it was Sanchez with his five interceptions. In the Miami game it was the defense letting up 21 points in the fourth quarter, and in the other Dolphins game it was the special teams letting up two touchdowns to Ted Ginn off kick off returns.

In this game when Sanchez and the offense started to perform, the defense couldn’t perform when it mattered

So is the Jets season over?

Yes, yes it is.

The Jets are now 4-5, which means they now need to finish with a 6-1 record to just go 10-6.

That is going to be tough since the Jets have to play New England, Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis.

Even, if by some divine miracle they only lose 1 of those games, knowing the Jets history, they will either lose to Tampa Bay, Buffalo or Carolina, cause that’s the Jets. They can beat the good teams but somehow screw up against the bad teams like Sunday.

So I think it is safe to say, I would like to thank the entire Jets orginization for another season of heartbreak. The one consistent thing about the Jets.

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    Beau CoppockNov 11, 2011 at 3:16 am

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