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The Most Important Stat

Rex made it clear on Hard Knocks that the one stat he wanted his team to own was "Lead the League in Wins".

Through the first 6 games, the Jets are 5-1, with an NFL best .833 win percent.

In the AFC the Patriots and Steelers both have a 4-1 record and in the NFC there are no teams with fewer than 2 losses. 

What we do know is that it is still early in the year.  Plenty of teams open hot and go bust down the stretch.  The Jets are notorious for that.  But at least heading into the bye we can feel confident that the Jets may not be the #1 team in ESPN power rankings, may not have the #1 defense or #1 passing game, but we lead the league in the only stat that gets you a bye and home field through the playoffs - WINS.

We still have to face some tough teams and have another matchup against both the Patriots and Dolphins who both won in OT today, but 5-1 feels pretty good and gives fans a chance to enjoy our time atop the AFC for at least 2 weeks until we face GB on Halloween.

One other thought - I found it a little strange to root for the Ravens against the Pats today knowing both teams are likely playoff bound, and we'll have to cut through at least one of them to make it to the big dance (and really don't want the Ravens to get home field against us and they already have a tie breaking win against us).  Once the game went to OT, I was actually rooting for a tie.  I think a tie would've help us because a tie is a sort of notch against both teams and would equally hurt 2 teams the Jets will likely face in the playoffs as far as determining home field and a bye week, all else equal.  Am I wrong?

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