Sunday’s 24-17 loss to Chad Pennington, Bill Parcells and the Miami Dolphins saw a bitter and ironic end to perhaps the most disappointing seasons in Jets history. It’s tough to tell, of course; there’s ample competition for that title. But for a team that jumped out to an 8-3 record on the strength of a Read More
By Josh Curtis 12/22/08 4:40pm
Four weeks removed from establishing themselves as the team to beat in the AFC by virtue of a 34-13 thrashing of the then-undefeated Titans in Tennessee, the Jets are all but dead following an abysmal 13-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks yesterday afternoon in Seattle. The Jets’ slim playoff hopes are now contingent on defeating Read More
By Josh Curtis 12/15/08 3:12pm
Bear Stearns. AIG. Citigroup. Ford. Chrysler. General Motors. The New York Jets.
Yesterday afternoon, and with time running out in yet another near-certain fiasco, Abram Elam and Shaun Ellis secured a bailout: a shocking 31-27 win over the Buffalo Bills at the Meadowlands.
With just minutes left, yesterday’s game appeared a lost cause for the Read More
By Josh Curtis 12/08/08 2:31pm
Outcoached. It’s often a trite criticism; something to be cast off into the vast sea of sporting clichés alongside staying within yourself and taking it one day at a time.
But not here. And not for the Jets, whose agonizing 24-14 loss to a 4-8 49er team yesterday in San Francisco leaves many questions but Read More
By Josh Curtis 12/01/08 2:57pm
Last week, an upstart team packed its backs and traveled to play the conference-leading Tennessee Titans when few supposed it had any realistic chance of success. As it would turn out, the upstarts destroyed that Titans team, embarrassing it before its hometown crowd by a score of 34-13 and, in the process, securing for itself Read More
By Josh Curtis 11/24/08 2:39pm
If last week’s heart-stopping overtime victory in Foxborough was the last step in an exorcism, then yesterday’s landmark, franchise-altering 34-13 victory in Tennessee may well have been the first step in a coronation.
Not in the last twenty-five years have the Jets performed so remarkably in a game of such monumental proportions and when so Read More
By Josh Curtis 11/14/08 2:57pm
In recent weeks, as Brett Favre’s infamous penchant for interceptions became even more pronounced, speculation grew in contrarian circles that the Jets may have made a mistake in acquiring him, that the Dolphins had ultimately been the grand-prize winners in the Brett Favre sweepstakes, and that the Jets would have been better served had they Read More
By Josh Curtis 11/10/08 3:01pm
Just one week after the New York Jets turned in their most complete performance of the season in a 26-17 win over the Buffalo Bills, some wondered whether the team was not ripe for yet another letdown against the seemingly rejuvenated St. Louis Rams, who had won two of its last four games after a Read More
By Josh Curtis 11/03/08 2:45pm
With eight games gone by and half the NFL season now complete, the New York Jets, whose season teetered so precariously on the precipice of doom not two short weeks ago, now enjoy a distinction that they haven’t known this late in any season since 2002: first place.
After a spate of curiously underwhelming performances Read More
By Josh Curtis 10/27/08 5:51pm
The New York Jets’ 2008 season might have remained plausible even if they had not overcome a porous defense and three Brett Favre interceptions to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 28-24 yesterday afternoon at the Meadowlands.
But it would have been a close thing.
For the third time in as many weeks, the Jets Read More