2008_10_jetsfavre.jpgThings are going well in Jets land. Eric Mangini's wife had a baby. The child has the middle name of Brett and shares a birthday with the Jets' starting quarterback. The team is coming off a bye its biggest offensive output in recent memory. To make things better, the 0-5 Bengals that are coming to face them will be without Carson Palmer thanks to an elbow injury. So a team that made the Cowboys and Giants sweat will instead truck out Ryan Fitzpatrick, who went to Harvard. This game, which precedes games at Oakland and against Kansas City, could be the start of a winning streak.

If the Jets somehow loses this game, the Same Old Jets refrain will be justified. But the Bengals can't play defense, and Brett Favre's new comfort with Laveranues Coles should be on display. Thomas Jones and the ground game may be suspect, but they won't need it. If the Jets don't win this one comfortably, they should be disappointed.

Photo of Brett Favre by the AP