After the Jets' aforementioned 8-3 start to 2008, they were considered the class of the AFC by many pundits. With an easy remaining schedule, Gang Green was a virtual lock for the division title and a contender for a first-round bye.
Instead, the Jets didn't even make the playoffs. They lost four of their final five games, including a crushing 13-3 defeat to the lowly Seattle Seahawks which essentially ended the Jets' playoff hopes with one week still to play.
After the season, coach Eric Mangini was fired and several Jets' players began to speak out against Favre, claiming he was a bad teammate. The end of the 2008 season set the stage for a very interesting offseason in the Meadowlands.