Just as the world was starting to worry that it was coming to an end, everyone can take a deep breath as we found out that the Jets are not the best team in the NFL. They are probably not even the best team in the AFC.
There had been talk of a NY-NY Super Bowl all week leading into the Broncos game. People were counting on a home playoff game following a bye in the wild-card weekend.
Apparently everybody had forgotten that this was the NY Jets and not a normal organization. Brett Favre and Kris Jenkins had done a good making everyone forget about the previous 40 years. They had given everyone hope and made everyone think that the Jets had changed.
Ah, but you can change the players on the team, but you can't change an organization's terrible history. No, the Jets aren't terrible like the Lions, but they have their own history of blown chances and crushing losses.
In fact, recent years have seen the Jets often make the playoffs. But the fanbase wants to see their team make the next step and get to the Super Bowl. Especially after last season's Giant Super Bowl victory made all Jet fans hungry to see their own ticker-tape parade.
Jay Cutler and the Broncos had other ideas as they came into the Swamp and exposed almost all of the Jets weaknesses. The Jets couldn't tackle, couldn't cover anyone in the passing game. The offense had no real rhythm. The Jets didn't look like the same team who went into Tennessee and dominated the Titans.
Now with two West Coast trips in the next three three weeks; the Jets' season is at a crossroads. Either the team takes the wake-up call and gets better, or even Brett Favre cannot keep the team's fate of collapsing from happening.