That, of course, was six weeks ago, when the Jets were in the middle of perhaps their first worst stretch of football all season. In three of the four games prior to the New England loss, the Jets needed their last offensive possession to beat teams that failed to make the playoffs. They then followed up the demoralizing Patriots game with arguably their worst offensive performance of the year, a 10-6 loss against Miami.
But that was six weeks ago.
"We weren't playing our best football at that time," cornerback Drew Coleman said. "Some of those games, we just didn't play well. We talked about peaking at the right time, playing our best football when it matters the most. Over the past few weeks, I think you've seen that from us, at least better football."