No Time For Jet Lag

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The celebration of snapping a two-game losing streak with Sunday's 28-23 win over the Jaguars will be short-lived for the Jets.

Normally, players would exercise the 24-hour rule and enjoy a win. However, shortly after Sunday's victory, members of the Green & White coaching staff were immediately back to work.

"We won. That's the biggest thing," said head coach Todd Bowles. "There were some sloppy things that we have to clean up. We have to move on to Buffalo right now. We have a short week. We have to turn it around and correct some of the things we see on film overnight. It was a good win against a gritty team and we have to move on."

Winning in the National Football League is no easy feat. Ugly or pretty, as long as there is a W at the end of the game, that's what counts.

"A win is a win," said wideout Brandon Marshall. "It doesn't matter how it looks, how it feels to win. It's hard to get in this league. We'll look at the film. We may not even look at the film because we have such a short week. We're just going to get better."

"All wins are big and that one was great," said quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

"This game was a big game and a must-win game for us," added Darrelle Revis. "We felt like we were the better team coming in, but at the same time, they gave us a run for our money."

With the Jets dealing with injuries at key positions, getting ready for a divisional showdown in four days against the Buffalo Bills is going to be a hard task for the Green & White.

"I think at this point in the season everyone is a little banged up," added Marshall, the 10th-year player. "Everyone thinks that we have to be consistent when healthy to play in this league, but it's really can you still make plays banged up? Because 95 percent of the guys, at this point in the season, are banged up. Everybody's hurting right now."

 

The Jets are hurting in the defensive backfield and along the offensive line as well as with the normal nicks and bruises that players tend to have midway through the season. It's going to be extremely important for players to lock in over the next few days.

"The guys have to take care of their bodies and get treatment," said Bowles. "Make sure they stretch. It's a mental toughness thing, a battle of attrition. Buffalo played on the same day we played. They have to travel and we don't. We have the same amount of practice time. We just have to get mentally ready."

Overall it was good to see the Jets pull out a victory, make the plays when they needed, and create turnovers that the fans grew accustomed to seeing early in the season.

"I think the biggest thing was just having two losses in a row," said Fitzpatrick. "How were we going to respond having a home game versus a team that we think we should win the game coming in? There were some back-and-forths in the game, certainly, but we got some big turnovers when we needed them and the offense was able to score touchdowns. It was a big win for us."

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