With Darrelle Revis' return in the offing and a division win Sunday night, the New York Jets stand atop the AFC East.
With a win over the Miami Dolphins as the latest step in the right direction, Rex Ryan's group has silenced doubters who thought last season's playoff run was only a fluke.
The problem with the Jets' recent success is that they have been doing it short-handed and undermanned, because of injury or ineffective play. If not for offseason pick-up LaDainian Tomlinson shouldering the load at running back or Dustin Kellar playing a key role in the passing game, New York's record would no doubt look very different.
Only in Week 4, the Jets have already lost nose tackle Kris Jenkins to a season-ending injury for the second year in a row. Jenkins was a key cog in running Ryan's 3-4 defense and he is just one of the many Jet players battling through injuries this year.
Over the next 14 weeks, we will see new faces lining up on the field for this Jets team. As they get healthier on defense and get sent more reinforcements offensively, the rest of the NFL should take note.