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Reaction To The Jets' Victory Over Detroit

Here is some reaction from around the Web to the New York Jets ugly 23-20 overtime victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

From George Bretherton of the New York Times:

The ground-and-pound approach will never result in a lot of blowouts. Under Ryan, the Jets are always going to have a low margin for error, even as they evolve into what Ryan hopes will be a team with the offensive diversity to win games on the ground or through the air.

The Jets can count this 23-20 overtime victory — which gives them a perfect 4-0 road mark — as another example of 1) Make enough mistakes to lose, but 2) Have enough talent to overcome them. It was good enough for a 6-2 record, tying them with the Patriots and four other teams for the best mark in the N.F.L.

WFAN’s Peter Schwartz:

The Jets have a lot of issues to clean up, but winning games in ugly fashion along the way just goes to show how much talent this team has. Jets teams of the past, including last year, would never have pulled this one out. But this team did and just that fact is a reason to overlook some of the team’s issues.


Jets QB Mark Sanchez again displayed his resiliency. After directing a mostly ineffective offense for three-plus quarters, he drove the Jets to three scores in the final six minutes as the Jets rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit. Sanchez’s 52-yard pass to Santonio Holmes in overtime set up Nick Folk’s 30-yard game-winning field goal.

From ProFootballNYC:

The Jets are a flawed team…accept it, but they are a 6-2 and on pace for a 12-4 season. In case you didn’t notice the NFL is filled with flawed teams this year. The consensus best team heading into this week lost to the 2-5 Cleveland Browns by 20 points. You take the wins when you can get them.