But that is changing, and it doesn’t matter whether the Jets win or lose on Sunday. It’s a matter of odds, history and a loudmouth coach.
The Jets are simply due. Of the AFC East’s four members, the Jets are the only franchise that has not had sustained dominance as a division winner. Buffalo has had two reigns: in the mid-1960s, when Cookie Gilchrist terrorized opponents, and in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the Bills reached four consecutive Super Bowls without winning one.
William C. Rhoden, New York Times
Here is a poetic look at Sunday's AFC Championship Game:
So much has changed since Jets last ranked as super
The year Kevin Arnold first kissed Winnie Cooper
And young baby boomers protested a war
And now replaced mushrooms and pot with Ensure
No indictments yet for Dick Nixon's staff
And Flip Wilson made the United States laugh
Ethanol was usefless by-product of corn
And Brett Favre had yet to retire, be born
It's time for these fans to feel the winner's sheen
If you are for justice, you'll pull for Gang Green