[B]FLORHAM PARK, NJ[/B] - In the NFL, the term "short week" used to refer to playing a Sunday game following a Monday night game. But now, with the inception of Thursday night football, teams have even less time to prepare for their upcoming opponents.

The Jets will face this predicament in the following week when, on Sunday, they will play the Houston Texans at home on 1 p.m. EST before they have to prepare for the Cincinnati Bengals, who will visit the Jets on Thanksgiving night at 8:20 p.m. EST. Five days. Two games. One goal: stay fresh.

The problem is not...