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After defeating the Saints 26-20, the Jets now own a 5-4 record. New York was ranked 32nd by ESPN in their pre-season power rankings, a fact Rex Ryan brings up during every other press conference. But while the record is a pleasant surprise, the Jets aren’t necessarily playing well. Or, at least, they play really, really badly in their losses. In fact, the Jets have the worst points differential of any team with a winning record after nine games in NFL history:

TeamYearPFPADiffRec Thru 9ROY RecROY Win%
NYJ2013169231-625-4-0?-?
PIT1962203259-565-4-04-10.8
CHI1968167222-555-4-02-30.4
JAX2010196250-545-4-03-40.429
GNB1970153200-475-4-01-40.2
ARI1998154197-435-4-04-30.571
NYT1961194237-435-4-02-30.4
CHI1962173214-415-4-04-10.8
PHI1995176216-405-4-05-20.714
CLE1976175215-405-4-04-10.8
JAX2009181220-395-4-02-50.286
DAL1970146185-395-4-05-01
STL1982135170-355-4-00-00
BUF1997160194-345-4-01-60.143
SFO1967192226-345-4-02-30.4
SEA2010166199-335-4-02-50.286
NWE2005203236-335-4-05-20.714
BAL1983166197-315-4-02-50.286
NYJ2006177207-305-4-05-20.714
SEA2001175205-305-4-04-30.571
CIN1986209239-306-3-04-30.571
SFO1966183212-294-3-22-30.4
DEN2008224251-275-4-03-40.429
NYG19286087-274-3-20-40
DET1985170196-265-4-02-50.286
PIT193689115-266-3-00-30
OAK2011208233-255-4-03-40.429
ATL1994168193-255-4-02-50.286
CLE1983181206-255-4-04-30.571
SFO1957189214-255-4-03-01
SFO1960151175-245-4-02-10.667
PHI1952171195-246-3-01-20.333
PRV19306892-245-3-11-10.5
BUF2007143166-235-4-02-50.286
MIA1989180203-235-4-03-40.429
TEN2002200222-225-4-06-10.857
MIN1993155177-225-4-04-30.571
DEN1992148170-226-3-02-50.286
MIA1970145167-225-4-05-01
BUF2002248269-215-4-03-40.429
STL1995167188-215-4-02-50.286
MIA2010172192-205-4-02-50.286
SDG1996198218-205-4-03-40.429
TAM1982158178-205-4-00-00
PHI1966187207-205-4-04-10.8
HOU1963180200-205-4-01-40.2
Average--2.7-2.90.485

The Jets schedule was frontloaded — New England twice, New Orleans, Cincinnati before the bye — so the final seven come against Buffalo, Baltimore, Oakland, Carolina, and Cleveland, plus two games against Miami. At some point, the Jets ping-pong ways will stop, but even if the Jets aren’t very good, they’re positioned to be in the thick of the AFC playoff race.

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  • Elias November 5, 2013, 2:19 pm

    Jets are 5-1 in games decided by a touchdown or less. If they make the playoffs , you’ve got to consider an amazingly lucky first-half. Still happy to see it. GO JETS!!

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