The script could have been perfect.
Kerry Rhodes -- playing his first game back in the New York area since the Jets traded him and coach Rex Ryan infamously insulted him -- had two interceptions, a forced fumble and a big pass breakup on third down in a superlative Cardinals defensive effort.
While Jets kicker and former University of Arizona kicker Nick Folk struck the uprights with two of his field-goal attempts, making ASU fans smile, former Jet Jay Feely was true on both of his attempts for the Cardinals.
And the Cards' defense, their backbone all season, held the Jets to seven points and 289 yards while forcing four turnovers.
All the ingredients were there for a long-awaited win. Almost all.
During a conference call earlier in the week, Ryan told Arizona media members that his team never had a chance of beating the Patriots or anybody else -- on Thanksgiving Day because the Jets turned the ball over five times in that 49-19 beatdown.
Of course, Ryan had no idea what he...