Rex Ryan has taken a lot of heat over the past week for having, allegedly, a "divided" locker room. But he has proven once again that he does not let his players quit on him, no matter how dire the circumstances.
Whether it was his intention of not, leaving Tim Tebow on the sideline Sunday as Sanchez got into a groove was the correct call. His defensive game plan was sound, and he got the better of former colleague Brian Schottenheimer.
That his team was able to pull out such a convincing win after a week filled with turmoil is noteworthy. Just a few hours ago, the Jets were written off as a circus, but now they find themselves tied for second in the AFC East once again.
The Jets are still long shots to make the playoffs, but it is clear that Ryan's team is going to fight until the end, no matter how many distractions the media tries to throw at it.