New York Jets coach Rex Ryan termed his team’s effort in Sunday’s 45-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles a “horrendous performance” during his post-game press conference.
The Jets are now 8-6 and still in position to be a wild-card team in the AFC heading into Saturday’s showdown with the New York Giants.
:We entered the game thinking that we had to run the table and that we controlled our own destiny. We come out of the game, we need to win the rest of the games and we control our own destiny," Ryan said. “It’s sitting right in front of us. We’ve gotta win two games.”
The Jets surrendered 420 yards of total offense to Philadelphia Sunday and turned the ball over four times.
“It does count as only one game, but that’s as bad it as gets,” Ryan said. “Give up that many points you’re not going to beat anybody.”
The Giants also suffered a bad loss Sunday as they fell to the Washington Redskins, 23-10.
“We’re both fighting for our playoff lives, but to say there won’t be any extra incentive isn’t right. We go to the same restauarant, gusy date the same girls. I don’t know,” Ryan said. “You want to own your town you have to win that game.”