All it took was a little beard trim. The New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick quickly demolished any thought of turning to Geno Smith by beating the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium.
Despite the Dolphins being truly awful, I was impressed with the way we approached the game and the way we executed the game-plan. How did everyone else view the victory, however?
NFL.com - 14th (Last Week: 13th)
The power of the razor and a douse of shaving cream is formidable, apparently. Ryan Fitzpatrick took down his beard before playing a clean game of football, sans a turnover versus the Dolphins. Varying reports said these things might have been found in Fitzpatrick's bristles upon trimming:
a) Beer goggles toward Devin Smith, who finally scored.
b) A chunk of Eddie Pleasant's helmet.
c) Ken O'Brien's starting lineup figurine.
d) "Witness" with DVD commentary, where Harrison Ford lives with the Amish.
Yahoo Sports - 14th (Last Week -12th)
Ryan Fitzpatrick will never be allowed to grow The Beard again now that the Jets have broken out of their slump.
Washington Post - 13th (Last Week: 16th)
The Jets regrouped to beat the Dolphins after a 1-4 stretch and now face the Giants in a game with major playoff implications for both residents of MetLife Stadium.
The Jets offense was clicking on all cylinders against the Dolphins, giving New York a much-needed win after dropping four of five coming into the contest.
Examiner - 12th (Last Week 11th)
New York Jets (6-5) Their Week 13 game against the Giants should be an entertaining matchup, especially if Darrelle Revis clears concussion protocol.
As always, the Power Rankings will be updated throughout the day as media outlets release their articles.