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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 20: Nick Folk #2 of the New York Jets celebrates his game-winning field goal for a 30-27 win against the New England Patriots during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 20, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

New York Jets Bye Week Evaluation: Team Studs And Duds

A look at the New York Jets players that exceeded expectations and those that came up short in the first nine games of the 2013 season.

11/08/2013

Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets meets brother Rob Ryan, defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, after the Jets' 26-20 win at MetLife Stadium on November 3, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Willie Colon: Rex Ryan Is ‘The Fire’ Behind Surprising Jets

Here’s a stunner: The Jets would be in the playoffs if the regular season ended today. Yes, those Jets. The group many thought would struggle to come close to last year’s total of six wins.

11/05/2013

Richie Incognito (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Dolphins Suspend Richie Incognito Amid Bullying Investigation

The Miami Dolphins suspended guard Richie Incognito late Sunday for misconduct related to the treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left the team a week ago to receive help for emotional issues.

11/04/2013

Outside linebacker Quinton Coples, No. 98, and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson of the Jets sack Saints quarterback Drew Brees during the 2nd half of the Jets’ 26-20 win at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 3, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Mo Wilk On WFAN: If Jets Continue Fighting, Playoffs Will Take Care Of Itself

Most experts also had the Jets penciled in as 3-6 heading into their bye. Muhammad Wilkerson and Co. obviously had other ideas, beating two of the three first-place teams they faced during the hardest part of their schedule.

11/04/2013

Defensive end Sheldon Richardson and quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets celebrate their 26-20 win over the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium on November 3, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Palladino: Jets Now Stamped As Real Playoff Contenders

The Jets graduated Sunday. They beat a good Saints team, led by a good quarterback in Drew Brees, 26-20, through timely offense and fantastic defense.

11/04/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 03: Bilal Powell #29 of the New York Jets carries Kenny Vaccaro #32 of the New Orleans Saints on his back during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 3, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jets Running Game Spearheads Surprise Win Over Saints

New York’s running game and physical defense spearheaded a surprise win over New Orleans.

11/04/2013

Rex Ryan (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan And Jets Skip Game Film, Move On Quickly Past Bengals

Ryan saw all he needed the first time. So, when he and his Jets gathered Monday morning after being embarrassed 49-9 by the Bengals, the coach decided to skip the team film review.

10/29/2013

Marvin Jones hauls in a touchdown pass in front of Dawan Landry of the New York Jets during their game at Paul Brown Stadium on October 27, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Jets 49-9. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Jets’ Loss Secondary To Mess In Defensive Backfield

This is not, nor was it expected to be, a playoff team. For those who cling to the belief that the Jets defense is worthy enough to keep them competitive in every game, think again.

10/28/2013

Rex Ryan (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Silverman: Aggressive Jets’ Defense May Earn Rex A Stay Of Execution

If the defense can continue to give a solid account of itself, the team will have a chance to improve and Ryan may just put a crimp in Idzik’s offseason plans to hire a new head coach.

10/25/2013

Jets running back Chris Ivory runs away from New England’s Brandon Spikes during their game at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 20, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: No Longer Flying Coach, Ivory Can Make The Jets Soar

The Jets and their fans waited almost three months to see if Chris Ivory was worth the investment. If he keeps this up he will prove to be the ultimate steal.

10/23/2013

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (right) (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images) ; Linebacker DeMario Davis (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Mo Wilk, DeMario Davis On WFAN: Jets Sky High But Have Perspective

The Jets have had some incredible moments through seven weeks of the season, but they remain a work in progress. Nobody knows this more than defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson and linebacker DeMario Davis.

10/22/2013

Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell is gang tackled by Jets linebacker David Harris, safety Antonio Allen and linebacker Calvin Pace during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 13, 2013. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Silverman: Crucial 3-Game Stretch Will Almost Certainly Define Jets’ Season

Forget the Atlanta and Pittsburgh games; the Jets are beginning a gauntlet against the NFL’s heavy hitters. And how they do will determine if the play meaningful games in December,

10/16/2013

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, left, celebrates after sacking Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the fourth quarter on Oct. 13, 2013 at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Mo Wilk On WFAN: Jets Making Too Many Mistakes, But They’re Fixable

The problem for the 3-3 and enigmatic Jets is they are starting what is likely a season-defining stretch of games — three straight against first-place teams. Muhammad Wilkerson said the team is well aware of the daunting task ahead.

10/15/2013

Wide Receiver Stephen Hill of the New York Jets stretches for the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 13, 2013 at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Jets Let Chances Slip By In Week 6 Loss To Steelers

Rex Ryan feels the Jets must strive for consistency. “We’re striving for consistency and we’re not quite there. We have to get there in a hurry,” Ryan said.

10/13/2013

Geno Smith (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Cool, Calm, Collected: Geno Smith Unflappable So Far As Jets’ Starting QB

“I mean, that’s just how I am,” Smith said Wednesday. “My Mom thought it was weird. I never really got big on Christmas when I was a kid. That’s just how I was all the time.”

10/10/2013

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