Thursday, January 20, 2011

This Ain't the Same Old Jets.

Over the last seven years, only three teams have represented the AFC in the Super Bowl: Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers.

This year, the New York Jets needed road victories against three AFC teams to reach the Super Bowl: Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers. Wow, talk about trial by fire.

If the Jets make it past the Steelers on Sunday, they will have faced one of the toughest roads to a ring in the history of the NFL. The 2005 Steelers and 2007 Giants both advanced to and won Super Bowls as wild card teams and the three road games that come along with the territory. Even this year's Packers will need to beat the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 seeds in the NFC for a trip to Dallas. However, I don't think anyone can argue that the 2005 Steelers, 2007 Giants or the 2010 Packers had a tougher playoff route than beating the only AFC teams to win Super Bowls in the past decade.

On top of their playoff schedule, the Jets are doing all of this despite microscopic media attention from big off-season acquisitions to Hard Knocks potty mouthing to sideline tripping to foot fetishes and not to mention a late season slump. On Sunday night, the Jets will test their mettle against one of the toughest defenses and most successful quarterbacks in the league.

But this ain't the same old Jets.

...Prediction tomorrow...

1 comment:

  1. Nice CL. Glad you took on the Gang Green Neutural despite them facing your Steelers! I think the Jets are going to give the Steelers some stiff competition despite my Steelers win prediction. They got two Good Corners and Sanchez can zip the ball to the right places with Good opportunity. I think LT will be LTD on Sunday but Edwards and Holmes will get in Good plays with one Rec. TD. These are upgraded Jets, that's for sure.

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