[QUOTE=Chupa;3828194]This whole "the jets are so lucky" thing is such BS.
Aside from the countless dropped passes, questionable penalties, dropped interceptions, etc...
Broncos: Horrific PI calls move bronco drives all day.
Lions: Pryce roughing the kicker turns a FG into a TD.
Browns: Three missed field goals, two amazing catches by TEs in PERFECT coverage by two safties and Revis. 99/100 times those passes are not completed.
Texans: Missed field goal, fumble after forward progress has stopped, broken coverage, non-call on blatant holding on blitzing safety.
So yea, stop with the Jets are lucky crap, we could have EASILY won all three of these games if not for bad breaks.[/QUOTE]
I never called the Jets "lucky", because I felt the mistakes the other teams made were confirmation they were inferior teams -- if they were better, they likely wouldn't have made those mistakes.
However, there's no denying we were FORTUNATE in those games. We didn't play to our potential, and therefore needed certain things to happen a certain way to come away with the victory.
We need to get to the point where we force the other team to BEAT us (as opposed to beating ourselves). Rex keeps saying he'll figure it out, and I sure hope he does. But until that happens, we'll likely have to rely on things happening the way they have the last few weeks . . .
For me the only game we got 'lucky' was Detriot where we played sloppy and took advantage of a late injury to Stafford and some questionable play-calling by the Lions inside the last two minutes. Other than that we deserved to beat the Bronocs, Browns and Texans as we were the better team through four quarters of regulation (and the ot in Cleveland). The fact we won those games late on is irrelevant, we made the game-winning plays when we had to.
On the flipside we were unlucky to lose to the Ravens. So we should have lost to Detriot but beat Baltimore which would give us the 8-2 record we currently have but a better Conference record. In the end, all the coulda, woulda, shouldas balance themselves out over a season and you end up with the record you deserve. For the Jets right now, we deserve to be 8-2.