On Friday, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan invoked the Super Bowl when he explained his decision to leave cornerback Darrelle Revis on the team's active roster, at least for the time being, despite Revis tearing his left ACL last week against Miami.
Ryan is probably safe placing Revis on IR now, though, because after the way his team played in Sunday's 34-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, it's hard to see the them making the playoffs -- much less playing for a championship -- any time soon.
The shutout wasn't the first of the Ryan era; that came on Halloween night 2010, when New York lost 9-0 to the Packers. Nor was it the most lopsided Jets loss since Ryan took over in 2009; the Jets got pummeled 45-3 against the New England Patriots five weeks after that 2010 shutout against Green Bay.
But Sunday's effort was so exceptionally horrid, and New York's moribund offense was so unthinkably inept, that it was nearly impossible to derive anything positive from it....