The New York Jets were once again defeated by the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. This defeat really stings. But it is precisely at this low point that we should count our blessings and realize that after four long years, a playoff berth is eminently achievable, even likely.
It took a long trip to get it done, crossing over five time zones, but the New York Jets got it done. The Jets were clearly the more prepared team, getting out to a big lead early, and holding on to take down the Miami Dolphins 27-14.
The New York Jets came in flying high, but have come back down to Earth, falling on Sunday to the Philadelphia Eagles by the score of 24-17. The Eagles broke out to 24-0 lead and a late comeback fell short, as the team fell to 2-1.
The New York Jets return home on Sunday, flying high off of their 20-7 victory of the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets are feeling good with their season starting off at 2-0, and they play host to a reeling Philadelphia Eagles team that has begun the year at 0-2.
The New York Jets are flying high at 2-0, and looking forward to playing at home this weekend. Sunday, the Jets take on Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles, who come into the game reeling at 0-2, trying to find their way with a big bunch of new pieces.
This was a Rich Kotite type of a season, punctuated by mistakes, turnovers, missed opportunities and, above all, losses. Will the Jets fly again? There is some reason for hope, but a lot of patience will be required first.