The New York Jets were undefeated going into their game this past weekend at the Oakland Raiders. After suffering a 34-24 beating, giving up over 200 yards on the ground, the powerful Jets, their fans and even a famous former player think that perhaps the team is not quite as good a team as they might think they are.
Hall of Fame QB Joe Namath said as much after their loss Sunday. New York head coach Rex Ryan responded by saying Namath doesn't know his team, in a story referenced on ProFootballTalk.com. The chink in the Jets armor continued with the news that QB Mark Sanchez might have broken his nose, although it won't deter him from his date with the Baltimore Ravens next Sunday night on national TV, according to another story on NationalFootballPost.com.
On the injury front, CB Antonio Cromartie has a bruised lung and his status for the Ravens game is yet to be determined. With All-Pro Darrelle Revis expected to cover Ravens WR Anquan Boldin, Cromartie's absence could create a huge void, especially given the recent success of rookie WR Torrey Smith.
BaltimoreRavens.com says the Ravens will not have any sympathy for the "broken" Jets, and the more issues the New Yorkers have, the less attention they will place on their next game as they worry how to respond to the world's toughest media market. The Ravens won't overlook or have any letdown for this upcoming game, but the more we Ravens hear about the halo crumbling over Rex Ryan's head, the more we just chuckle and smile.