Happy Overreaction Week!
This is a crazy week in the NFL. If your team won its opener, it seems like nothing can go wrong. The sky is the limit. Your team is going to play like that every week.
If your team has lost its opener, the opposite is true. Nothing can go right. The taste of losing is all you know in 2014. How can your team ever play like that again.
Of course these are overreactions. Week 1 matters. Let's say it takes 10 wins to get to the Playoffs. Going 9-6 over the final 15 games is easier than going 10-5. All an opening win really guarantees, though, is your team won't finish 0-16. Just ask the 2001 Panthers who won their opener and finished 1-15.
The Jets obviously aren't going to finish 1-15 this season, but let's take a look at how they fared in the opener in Playoff seasons in the past two decades.
The Jets were only 4-3 starting their Playoff seasons in the past two decades.
How have the seasons of their last ten Week 1 wins ended?
Four seasons ended in the Playoffs. Six didn't.
So I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but don't go nuts over the victory against the Raiders. There's still a long way to go.
Oh, who am I kidding? It's Overreaction Week! We beat Oakland! We're going all the way, baby!