The New York Jets' Fairy Tale Season Has Come To an End.

Travis GreeneContributor IJanuary 24, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 24:  Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets reacts during the fourth quarter of the game against the Indianapolis Colts during the AFC Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 24, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Colts defeated the Jets 30-17.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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It's been one hell of a ride, The New York Jets have just lost to the Indianapolis Colts and their joy ride is over.

NO ONE predicted (not even myself) that the Jets would make it to the AFC Championship, much less make the playoffs. 

First the Jets had to face the Cincinnati Bengals, after sweeping them 37-0 in the finale at the Meadowlands, they defeated them again 24-14 and advanced to play against the San Diego Chargers.

The Chargers were coming fresh off an 11-game winning streak and everyone assumed that after their game against the Jets that streak would be increased to 12. Well, everyone was wrong as the Jets defeated the Chargers 17 to 14. 

Now the Jets had to face the Indianapolis Colts and the winner would advance to the 44th Super Bowl. The Jets defeated the Colts and ended their perfect season with a 28-15 win on their home turf. (Peyton Manning was taken out of the game so he could be rested for the Super Bowl and look how that turns out.) The Jets' we're leading 17-13 before going into halftime but after the break the Jets never scored while the Colts scored 17 points to win 30-17.

Even though the Jets did not make the Super Bowl, all of the Jets fans have a lot of reason to be proud of the team and shouldn't be ashamed to be rocking the green. The Jets were the number one defense in the NFL, and gave every team they faced had a challenge on their hands. They started off their season 3-0 and ended with a 11-7 record. 

The Jets have been struggling before but with this season, to say that there is light at the end of the tunnel would be an understatement. They have a rookie QB in Mark Shancez, their head coach Rex Ryan, and key pieces they can build on like Shonn Greene and Thomas Jones. Plus they have Braylon Edwards and Darell Revis, which one more year of experience all of these guys will just get better and better. It's amazing they all made it this far and this is only their first season in the NFL.  

Congratulations to the New York Jets and we will see how far they will end up next year as their season has come to an end.