Jets are One Game away from the Super Bowl
The New York Jets are one game away from the Super Bowl. Everybody laughed when Rex Ryan declared at his introductory news conference he expected to visit the White House as championship guests of Barack Obama.
And we laughed again when Ryan declared his team mathematically eliminated from the playoffs with two games left in the regular season.
Now they’re preparing for the AFC championship game after a stunning victory Sunday. The Jets staggered the San Diego Chargers 17-14 in Qualcomm Stadium.
The Jets will play the Indianapolis Colts next Sunday in Lucas Oil Field. The winner goes to the Super Bowl.
How about that?
San Diego kicker Nate Kaeding helped quite a bit. He missed three field goals.
The Jets scored all of their points in the second half, capitalizing on a pair of Philip Rivers interceptions — one by Darrelle Revis that will make the highlight reels and another by Jim Leonhard that set up the Jets to take the lead.
Rivers threw nine interceptions in 2009.
Greene was the catalyst. He provided a spark at the end of the first half that carried over. Greene ran 23 times for 128 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown sprint to put the Jets on top by 10 points in the fourth quarter.