Bart Scott: Jets Not ‘A Playoff Team’ Right Now
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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Jets fans “Can’t Wait!” to see their team in the playoffs — if they make it.
Linebacker Bart Scott says there’s still work to be done, despite a three-game winning streak that has the Jets holding the AFC’s final wild-card spot.
“I don’t think we’re where we need to be,” Scott said Thursday. “I don’t think we’re a Super Bowl team. Or even a playoff team.”
He admitted a team can’t have the ups and downs the Jets have had if it intends on reaching the Super Bowl.
“We just have to continue to get better every week, to make sure that we’re good enough to qualify,” said Scott. “We’re playing better football, but we’re not playing nearly the type of football that we’re capable of.”
The Jets (8-5) play at Philadelphia (5-8) on Sunday, followed by games against the Giants and at Miami to end the regular season.
“A Super Bowl team puts it together consistently,” said the linebacker. “You have to be able to play three games — if you get in the playoffs, three great games — to get an opportunity to win the Super Bowl. You just don’t wake up and say, ‘I’m a Super Bowl team.’ You have to be able to get better, and you have to play a certain way.”
New York continued its momentum with a 37-10 rout of Kansas City last week. It was the team’s best offensive showing of the season, topping the previous week’s 34-19 victory at Washington.
The Jets are still 25th in total offense, but have produced 13 touchdowns over the last three weeks. They’ve scored TDs in each of their last 12 trips into the red zone – their best streak since 1993.
“Of course, that’s what we’re striving to be, that’s what we’re trying to do,” Scott said. “When we get the opportunity to bury teams, we have to bury them.”
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