In games like this, the Jets show that they can beat just about anyone in the league—if they play a clean, smart brand of football.
However, as they showed seven short days ago, they are more than capable of looking like an expansion team.
The next step must be to find a way to avoid yet another letdown after a big win, as the Jets have yet to win two games in a row this year.
A young team with a rookie quarterback is expected to have rapid, extreme changes in its week-to-week performance. However, now that they are nine weeks into the season, the Jets must begin to show the maturity necessary to build upon their success.
Of course, this is much easier said than done. After all, the other team gets paid too. The fact that the Jets have alternated wins and losses could be as much of a coincidence as it is a trend.
The future looks bright for the Jets, but if they have aspirations to be a playoff team this year, then they must mature into a more consistent team coming off big wins to avoid future letdowns.