So, the Jets got off to a good start this year, starting 5-0 and sitting 9-3 in position for an AFC Wild Card spot.
One way or another Sunday marks the beginning of the end for the Jets (at least as in the final quarter of the season), as the team travels to face the league's hottest team - the Steelers (11-1), and the league's hottest quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger (Sunday, 4:05 p.m., TV: CBS; RADIO: 1050AM ESPN). The rookie has been nothing short of immortal, off to an unheard of 10-0 start, only a few months after graduating from Miami University.
They will be without the services of standout defensive end John Abraham, who sprained his right knee in last week's win over Houston, but vows to return this season. Gothamist thinks it is probably more important for the Jets that they get a healthy Abraham back for a playoff run than win this single game.
While the Steelers will be without one of the biggest targets in the game in Plaxico Burress for the third week in a row, Hines Ward is arguably the most physical receiver in the game. This could really be a great game, but Gothamist will stay a homer and pick the Jets, if only by the narrowest of margins, 21-20.
Photo by the AP, 2003 Jets vs. Steelers, Projo.com