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C alvin Pace, an outside linebacker for the New York Jetshas made a living as a football player going on 13 years. And he was right. Following a strange overtime victory Sunday over the battered New England Patriots, the Jets can make the AFC playoffs as a wild-card team by merely winning their season finale this Sunday afternoon. It sounds simple, but nothing connected with the Jets ever is.
He was unemployed for exactly two weeks before the Bills scooped him up. His first season in Buffalo has been far less successful than his first season with the Jets. But Ryan does have a chance to foil his old team, the NFL team he said he always wanted to coach, and the Jets are aware of that. They can also get in if the Steelers lose Sunday to Cleveland, but the Jets seemed to think it would be more fun to get in by beating Rex.
So there is one delicious storyline. Ryan claimed Enemkpali a day after the Jets cut him and made him one of the captains in the November 17 game. Plus this: Fitzpatrick and his favorite receiver, Brandon Marshall, the much-traveled and maligned year vet in his first year with the Jets, have no playoff experience. Fitzpatrick tore a ligament in his left non-throwing thumb on a scramble in a November 1 loss to Oakland, returned for two games, underwent surgery a day after the loss to the Bills and was back for the next game.
He has a quarterback rating of plus in four of his last five games. He threw for two touchdowns as the Jets claimed a third-quarter lead Sunday against the Patriots, but New England scored a touchdown when Fitzpatrick fumbled as he tried to pass. Then New England coach Bill Belichick tried something unconventional, calling for his team to elect to kick off if the Patriots won the overtime coin toss. I can see why he did that. Two plays later, Fitzpatrick completed a pass to Marshall for 20 yards.
On the next play, he floated a six-yard touchdown pass to Eric Decker that ended the game. I think those guys took a look in the mirror and said it was either we were going to get better or we were going to be home in January. I just think collectively, players, coaching staff, everybody reeled it in and got tighter as a group and just went for it. When the Jets gathered in their locker room after a jubilant mid-field celebration, some of them, Bowles included, were told of another final score: Baltimore 20, Pittsburgh With the Steelers falling tothe Jets controlled the sixth, and last, AFC wild-card playoff berth.
Well, the Jets would have concluded the season in January, anyway, but they play deeper into the month with a victory over Rex Ryan and his new team. There are things we have to do next week. We have things to clean up, but they fight. They have character, and they have learned to play together.
About miles to the northwest of the Meadowlands, the Bills wrapped up a victory over the rag-tag Dallas Cowboys in Buffalo. Ryan was asked by reporters if he watched the end of the Jets game. He said no. Then he was asked if he had any feelings about playing the Jets in a meaningful game — for the Jets only. New York Jets. Jets control their playoff destiny — but old friends in Buffalo can spoil the party. Dave Caldwell. Tue 29 Dec Concussion: doctor who fought NFL says 'no equipment can prevent' such injuries. Reuse this content.Looking to be spoiled this Buffalo season
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