Rex Ryan made it clear he's not focusing on the showdown in Foxborough next weekend.
"We’ve got to get through Jacksonville before we play New England," he said. "Jacksonville has the exact same record as we do. They’re coming off two wins in a row, so they’re talented. You look at them offensively with Maurice Jones-Drew, and he’s a difference-maker back there."
At least Ryan has the right focus. The Jets pretty much have shown they can beat anybody, and they can lose to anybody. And Jacksonville has the same record as the Jets. So this is pretty much a must win, as a loss would mean the Jets would have to go 6-1 over the last seven weeks to get to 10-6.
Not only do the Jagaurs have the same record as the Jets, a loss could put New York 3 games behind the Pats. That kind of deficit would make the game at New England significantly less meaningful. Even if the Jets won up there, a 2 game hole would probably be too much to overcome. After the Buffalo game, nothing is for granted. On the other note, the wins against the Pats and the Texans show this team can compete against anybody.