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Dec 13, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) drops back to pass against the Tennessee Titans during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. The Jets defeated the Titans 30-8. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
10. NEW YORK JETS (8-5)
Last week: 10
The Jets own an extremely talented defense, but while the unit has had some of its own struggles in recent weeks, the offense has remained consistent. Ryan Fitzpatrick is playing some of his best football, and Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are both proving to be dangerous threats in the passing game.
Marshall hauled in six passes for 125 yards and a touchdown against the Titans, while Decker was the perfect complement with seven catches for 74 yards and a score. The best news for the Jets is Chris Ivory appears to be back to form. He ran 22 times for 101 yards, which is important for New York heading into a race for the playoffs.
The Jets have plenty of talent on both sides of the football, and have now won three straight. New York hasn’t won more than eight games since going 11-5 in 2010. A victory over the struggling Dallas Cowboys next Saturday night will put them 9-5 and well on course to secure a wild-card berth.
The Jets can be a dangerous team if they can reach the playoffs. Being able to play defense and run the football well is crucial late in the season, and the Jets can do both. And given the way Fitzpatrick and the wideouts are playing, they have enough balance on offense.
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