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Then and Now: Predictions Gone Awry

An ode to preseason predictions.

Wesley Hitt

Coming into the season, the New York Jets were supposed to be the biggest circus in the NFL. Their players stunk. Their coach stunk. Their draft stunk. Right? Maybe not. Entering Week 10 and enjoying their bye week, Gang Green sits at 5-4 and are the leaders for the final AFC Wild Card spot. Will they make the postseason? That's yet to be seen. That all being said, with five wins in nine weeks, the Jets have already exceeded the expectations of the media.

Let's take a ride on the way back machine and see what people said about the Jets prior to the season...

The Sheldon Richardson draft pick tweets...

The Geno Smith draft pick tweets...

The Clowney/Bridgewater tweets...

We at GGN aren't fully immune to this either...

(Scott would like me to note that after the Draft, he changed his Jets prediction to 5-11)

The moral of this story? Nobody—including usknows anything.