Playoffs? Rex, surging Jets won't talk postseason

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 10, 2012

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - JANUARY 21: Rex Ryan addresses the media during a press conference after being introduced as the new Head Coach of the New York Jets at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on January 21, 2009 in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)
Those big, bold playoff guarantees from Rex Ryan and the New York Jets are a thing of the past. Despite his team winning two straight games and putting itself right in the postseason mix, the Jets coach refuses to speak about anything except for New York's next opponent: the Tennessee Titans next Monday night. Ryan says Monday that he has learned from previous seasons to tone down his guarantees, saying the fact the Jets (6-7) are a game under .500, ''I think you're probably not in the playoff conversation.'' New York actually is, though, despite having a sluggish offense and a struggling starting quarterback in Mark Sanchez. The Jets are a game behind Pittsburgh and Cincinnati for the final playoff spot in the AFC with three games remaining. --- Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
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