AFC Wild Card
If you ask many people around the NFL to give you a prediction for this weekend’s San Diego-Cincinnati AFC Wild Card game, most folks would lean towards the Bengals.
Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an electrifying 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime and the Broncos defeated the stunned Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild-card game on Sunday.
Cincinnati (9-6) can clinch the final AFC wild card berth by beating Baltimore at Paul Brown Stadium next Sunday. The Bengals moved a game ahead of the Jets, who fell to 8-7 with a 29-14 loss.
Sometimes in life, things come in threes. Three weeks ago, the Jets were reeling. Three weeks later — make that three wins later — destiny is in the hands of Gang Green.
The bottom line is that this is a game that the Jets have to — and should — win.
To quote Thomas Jefferson as he opined about a farmer’s uprising in Massachusetts, “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”
Unlike the BCS, there are no style points. The bottom line is that the Jets took care of business and kept themselves alive in the AFC playoff race.