MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 26: Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on September 26 2010 in Miami Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
The show goes on for the 2010 New York Jets this Sunday.
Amazingly enough the Jets are going to play the Miami Dolphins this Sunday. I know it might have felt like their season was over as you watched the Patriots gash them and run the score up to 45-3. Everybody who has been counting the seconds for the Jets to stumble spent the week writing with glee their stories on Rex Ryan's and Mark Sanchez's inevitable demise.
"See, I told you...NFL head coaches can't talk the way Ryan does....Mark Sanchez, can't be counted on to lead this team anywhere...and on and on."
The funny part is despite how bad all Jets fans were feeling for themselves this week and how happy all of the team's haters were writing their epitaph, they are still 9-3.
Yes. 9-3. The second best record in football, with a chance to wrap up a playoff spot with three games left on their schedule and still with a fighting chance to win the AFC East.
The sun has still risen over the New Meadowlands and it is still shining a bright future on Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez as the leaders of this organization. How would you like to be a Dolphins fan, with a 6-6 record, tons of front office questions and no quarterback of the future on your roster?
I am pretty sure there is only two teams the Jets would like to trade spots with right now and that would be the Patriots and Falcons, considering they are the only two teams with better records than them at 10-2.
So yes, on Sunday fans will sit in the freezing rain to watch the Jets get their 10th win of the season against the mediocre Dolphins. The defense will take the field again, with a bloodied jaw from last week and find a way to compensate for their shortcomings in the secondary and at outside linebacker. Sanchez will lead the offense that is suddenly being doubted again, despite having a collection of talent most teams would kill for.
The show goes on for the 2010 New York Jets and if they handle Sunday, like I think they will, it won't be ending anytime soon.