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I was on the fence about the New York Jets, who are currently 6-5 after beating the Buffalo Bills 28-24 today, but I'm officially labeling them pretenders.
It's hard to count out Rex Ryan, and quarterback Mark Sanchez threw four touchdown passes today, but I just don't think the Jets are consistent enough to win four of their last five games, which is a must for them to even have a chance.
The Jets play the Redskins, Chiefs, Eagles, Giants and Dolphins to close out the season, and although that doesn't seem like too tough a stretch, it may be more difficult than it seems.
The Redskins finally ended their freefall with a 23-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks today, the Chiefs are a Jekyll-and-Hyde team that could show up and win (or lose) any game at any time, the Eagles have a great running game that could give New York some trouble, the Giants are still fighting to stay in the playoff hunt and the Dolphins have been playing some very good football lately.
It's hard to imagine the Jets winning all but one of those games, and even if they do finish 10-6, there's still a chance a team like the Bengals steals their wild-card spot. I can't get behind the Jets right now.