They needed to win their last two games to win the AFC East. No matter what the Pats did, if we ran the table, we would have won the division title because of our superior division record.
Well, the Jets have destiny no more! Instead, the Jets fell to a Seahawks team that was looking to send Mike Holmgren out a winner in his final home game as Seahawks coach.
Brett Favre once again had a bad game. He was picked off twice, one being a throw that should never have been attempted in the first place. The other took place during the last drive, which was a good play by a Seattle defensive back. He was constantly under pressure and was sacked four times.
As for the running game, Thomas Jones gained 67 yards on 17 carries, Tony Richardson gained 34 on five carries, and Leon Washington rushed three times for 14 yards.
For Seattle, Maurice Morris had a really good game, rushing for 116 yards on 26 carries. Seneca Wallace was also not too shabby, completing 18 passes on 25 attempts for 175 yards. He also threw the only TD of the game, a two-yard pass to rookie tight end John Carlson in the second quarter.
Even worse news for Jets fans: the Patriots demolished the Cardinals in frigid Foxboro, 47-7, and Miami escaped KC with a 38-31 win. The Patriots remain tied with the Dolphins for first in the AFC East with a 10-5 record, while the Jets fall to 9-6.
With talent like this, the Jets, for the 40th straight year, cannot get the job done. Get Mangini out of town.