Jets Playoff Bound After Beating Next Week’s Opponent

Rex Ryan Got Jets To Playoff In His First Year As A Head Coach

Rex Ryan Got Jets To Playoff In His First Year As A Head Coach

Anyone who claimed that Jets would be in the playoffs this year would have been laughed at two months ago but Gang Green is going to the playoffs after sealing a 5-3 second half (5-1 in their last six games) by beating the AFC North champions Cincinnati Bengals.

In a game that exemplified the Jets’ run heavy offense and extraordinary defense, the Jets were rolling on all cylinders in what is likely the last game to ever be played at Giants stadium as they put down the 10-6 Bengals in a 37-0 blowout victory to make the playoffs for the first time in three years.

The Jets passed for just 63 yards (but no interceptions!) while running the ball 57 times for 257 yards, despite playing against one of the best rush defenses in the league.

Jets’ special teams and Wildcat extraordinaire Brad Smith led the team with four huge rushes for 92 yards while Thomas Jones carried the ball 27 times for 78 yards and rookie Shonn Greene ran 13 times for 62 yards.

As good as the offense was (21 first downs as they held the ball for more than 40 minutes!), the defense was even better.

The top rated defense in the league held the Bengals to a total of 72 yards and no passing yards at all as Carson Palmer completed just one out of his 11 pass attempts.

The win could not have come at a better time. Not only was this a must win game for Rex Ryan’s Jets (Ryan became the third consecutive head coach to get the Jets to the playoffs in his rookie year) but it was against the same team that they are matched up again next week.

There is no better way to send a message to your first playoff opponent than by absolutely dominating them in the best game that the Jets have played all season.

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