Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/10/13
The Jets season has been a game of “odds and evens” through their first nine games. They win when it’s an odd week and lose when it’s an even week. The pattern of alternating wins and losses has the Jets at 5-4 at their bye week. With expectations as low as they could get from media and fans in August, the fact the Jets are in the playoff hunt at all means it has been a good first half (plus) for Gang Green. But now expectations have been raised. Upset wins over the Falcons, Patriots and Saints have Jets fans thinking playoffs for this team. The schedule softens over the final seven games. Of the Jets’ seven remaining opponents, only the Panthers (5-3) enter Sunday over .500. The problem for the Jets has been consistency. From rookie quarterback Geno Smith through a banged up wide receivers group and a disappointing secondary, the Jets have not put together consistent efforts from week to week. Their past two games provide a perfect snapshot: a 49-9 loss to the Bengals followed by a 26-20 victory over the Saints. One of the two versions of the Jets is going to take hold down the stretch. If it’s the “good Jets,” they could make a run deep into January. If it’s the “bad Jets,” they could be watching the playoffs and coach Rex Ryan may be packing up his office.
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