There's no question the defense overall has been getting better. You can call it based on the cupcake schedule or what have you, but this run defense was abysmal earlier in the season. Now, they are really clamping down on the run. IMO, they've done a nice job defending the run recently.
I do believe the defense is getting better. I thought I saw it earlier in the season, in fact, just prior to the Patsy game. Maybe it wasn't such a good time to start talking them up?
The fact still remains, they have been getting better in every major statistical category.
And in regards to those who will attempt to blow off what the Jets defense has done saying they've played chump teams. Well, that isn't the Jets fault. They are playing the teams on their schedule. That's all you can ask for.
BTW, the almighty Patsies have already played all of those cupcake teams. Maybe that contributed to their record?