The Chicago Bears have defeated the New York Jets 38-34.
To get in the playoffs, the Jets must now either defeat the Buffalo Bills next week or hope for a Jaguars or Colts loss.
Tough loss here. The Jets, after starting out down 10-0, entered the half up 24-17. It was all downhill from there. Biggest complaints have to be on the Coach Rex Ryan. Rex o’ Rex, what were you thinking today?
1. Rex again wins the coin toss and decides to kick off. In a bad weather cold game, get the offense warmed up and on the field. Jets Defense gives up FG. (to start the second half, the Jets would go 3 and out).
2. Bonehead call to go with the fake punt and go for it on 4th down to start the second half. Dumb call. Cost a TD.
3. To add insult to injury, stubborn Rex decides to kick it to Hester twice in a row in the second half which cost the Jets field position and back to back TDs from Jay Cutler.
4. Rex kept LaDainian Tomlinson in the game after Shonn Greene was clearly pushing around the Bears defense.
On the bright side, Mark Sanchez showed no effects of a bad shoulder and was brilliant.
Did Julius Peppers even play? The Jets offensive line gave Sanchez plenty of time to make plays.