Jets Have Buried Week 13

The Week 13 loss at New England was bad, but Jets cornerback Drew Coleman said the team was in a midseason funk.

Florham Park, NJ – Six weeks ago, the Jets had just gotten done burying the game ball from the Week 13 defeat at Foxboro, the 45-3 loss a national humiliation and all but crushing their dreams of winning the division. Six weeks ago, the Jets were still reeling from that game, a moment that was supposed to legitimize their coach's Super Bowl talk. Six weeks ago, a franchise that has been snake bitten with a curse was trying to forget a loss that reminded them of the dominance of their biggest rival.

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."

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