Originally posted on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/12

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets speaks to the media during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The New York Jets are all but officially out of the playoff hunt, but don't tell them that. at 3-6, Jets coach Rex Ryan still thinks they can right the ship, pointing to 2009, when Gang Green suffered two three-game losing streaks, including being at 4-6 at one point, yet still got to the AFC Championship game. If they're going to accomplish the near-impossible, it starts in St. Louis against a 3-5-1 Rams team that is playing with a lot of confidence coming off a tie with the 49ers in San Francisco. DECIDING FACTORS: Schotty play-calling. The Jets will be up against former offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who was run out of town at the end of last season. Schottenheimer leads an improving Rams offense that has thrived on the run as of late. The cat-and-mouse game between Schottenheimer and Ryan's defense will be entertaining.Running up close. Shonn Greene and the Jets' run game absolutely needs to get things going against the Rams, especially in the red zone. Only two tea...
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