2. Playoff Push – So there is, in fact, a football game on Sunday and it's against the AFC North leading Bears. The Jets are flush with confidence coming off Sunday's 22-17 win at Pittsburgh but Chicago was dominant in rolling over hapless Minnesota on Monday night. The Jets can step into the playoffs on Sunday with a win and it'd be quite a feat for a team that hasn't had consecutive playoff appearances since the 2000-2001 seasons.
3. Bum-Rushed – The Jets managed 106 rushing yards on Sunday against the NFL's top ranked rush defense, and they face no slouch in Chicago. The Bears are third in the league in rushing yards allowed, conceding a notch under 90 ground yards per game. The Jets' Achilles Heel this year has been their inconsistent rushing attack which they'll need to jump start with this weekend with an ailing Sanchez perhaps limited against the Bears.
4. They Need Some Johnson & Johnson - The Jets are a bit beat up, with quarterback Mark Sanchez suffering a shoulder injury on the second drive of the win at Pittsburgh. Having had a MRI on Monday, Sanchez was limited in practice yesterday, something which Ryan said was "not an ideal situation" but he's confident his quarterback will play. "I feel 99% sure that he'll be able to play on Sunday," Ryan said. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes was also injured on Sunday, ironically with what Ryan said was a "toe injury." In his homecoming game against his old team, Holmes registered four catches despite the injury. "It was bad enough to keep him out [of practice]," Ryan said. "I expect him to play."