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Are the New York Jets a Legit Super Bowl Contender? 1

Posted on July 31, 2010 by Jacob Rogers

New York Jets quarterback #6 Mark Sanchez throws a pass during a pre-season game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Monday, August 24, 2009. UPI/Greg Whitesell Photo via Newscom

Are the New York Jets a legit Super Bowl contender in 2010? The media seemed to fall in love with the Jets story last year. But do you remember the beginning of the story? Let me remind you.

The Jets started off 3-0, beating the New England Patriots in week 2. They looked as if they had some promise. They lost in week four to the Saints (understandable), but then suffered two bad losses to the Dolphins and Bills. After beating the Raiders, they lost three in a row to the Dolphins, Jaguars, and Patriots. They lost again in week 15 to the Atlanta Falcons before the Indianapolis Colts let the Jets into the playoffs. Now look at the teams they lost to… They lost four times to teams with only seven wins or less, and ended with a record of 9-7. They didn’t even win their division.

Everyone fell for the hype of the rookie, Mark Sanchez, and forgot the numbers that he actually put up. Read the rest of this entry →

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