Well, it was fun while it lasted.
This afternoon, the improbable championship run of the New York Jets came to a somewhat predictable end in Indianapolis. A little too much Peyton Manning, a little too little offense. Still, no complaints here. It was surprising that the Jets made it to the playoffs at all, much less won two games and held a lead into the 3rd quarter of the conference championship. We take comfort in the fact that, technically, this was Mark Sanchez's senior year of college, and he improved steadily throughout the season: Nothing but upside there. Add this year of experience, bring back the overpowering defense and running game, maybe work out a little upgrade in the receiving corps, and 2010 should be an interesting season.
And to our various readers jeering in their various locales (you know who you are): How did things turn out for the Dolphins, Steelers, and Texans? Ha!
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