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    DO you guys think the Jets are for real? They have arguably the best defense in the NFL and Sanchez has been looking good so far. Can they win that division and make a good playoff run, or will they crumble under pressure like Favre and that squad did?

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    Re: New York Jets

    Originally posted by Ahmedrams81 View Post
    DO you guys think the Jets are for real? They have arguably the best defense in the NFL and Sanchez has been looking good so far. Can they win that division and make a good playoff run, or will they crumble under pressure like Favre and that squad did?
    they can win the division,the dolphins aren't as good as last year, the Patriots are not the same anymore,the Bills are well the Bills,so why not,but they will hit some bumps in the road,Sanchez will have bad games and there coach is a jackass,very good coach but a jackass none the less.

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      I think the Jets take east this year for sure. They only have to really worry about the Pats for the division, and they've already proven they can take them. They have a great defense and a great offensive line. It all starts up front, and that is where they are the most solid. I think they make a playoff run this year.

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        I am thinking The Jets will implode mid-season. Just from looking at their offense, eventually their defense will get knicked up and worn down.

        Still think the Pats will take the division unless they dont find a creative way to better protect Brady or come up with a better offensice scheme

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          In 2001 and 2002, when the Jets made the playoffs under coach Herman Edwards, they needed victories in their regular-season finales to advance to the postseason.

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        • DJRamFan
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