These nerve-racking New York Jets sure have a flair for the dramatic lately.
Maybe that deflating loss to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos nearly three weeks ago rubbed off a little.
''We're a team that just wants to win and get in the playoffs and see what happens,'' coach Rex Ryan said Monday on a conference call. ''Our goal is intact, even though it looked really bad a few weeks ago.''
Since allowing Tebow to march down the field 95 yards for a winning touchdown, New York has pulled out two victories in the fourth quarter.
Last week, it was an impressive winning drive with just over a minute left against Buffalo. On Sunday, the Jets scored three touchdowns in the last 5 minutes to pull away from the Washington Redskins 34-19 and keep pace in the AFC playoff race.
''We have a lot of games left,'' guard Matt Slauson said, ''and we can still do this.''
But the Jets (7-5) are certainly living dangerously with these slow starts and frantic finishes. Then again, it's nothing new ...