Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/8/12
Though some football fans would point to Santonio Holmes' Week 17 meltdown in Miami as the official date of expiration, the 2011 New York Jets season really died on Christmas Eve. With 2:17 left in the second quarter of a must-win Week 16 game against the Giants, Eli Manning hit Victor Cruz on a 99-yard touchdown pass that both catapulted Big Blue on a historic Super Bowl run and ended any dreams of Gang Green postseason glory. The Jets' 2011 season died on Dec. 24 last year. It's Aug. 9, a day before the team's first preseason game, and I'm declaring the 2012 Jets season dead . . . today. It's over, or as we say in New York, "kaput." Capish? The chant, "J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets?" Just replace that with "O-V-E-R, Over, Over, Over." I'm not being overly dramatic; I'm being realistic. There's absolutely no way this team can possibly be a Super Bowl contending squad this year. All 32 teams are undefeated right now and each are still mathematically alive. Well, put away your calc...
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