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Sunday, December 21, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Seahawks 13, Jets 3


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

The New York Jets are hurting. In a critical game, they lost to the Seattle Seahawks, 13-3 at Qwest Field.

The pressure couldn't be greater for next week's season finale against the Miami Dolphins at the Meadowlands. The playoffs will be on the line. Jobs will be on the line in the front office, on the sideline and on the roster. Brett Favre could be playing his last game.

The Jets have dropped three of their past four games, and the only game they won they should have lost. Thanks to a questionable coaching decision and a J.P. Losman fumble that was returned for a touchdown, the Jets managed to beat the Buffalo Bills.

After ripping off five straight victories and winning seven out of eight, including back-to-back road wins over the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans, the Jets are behind the Patriots and Dolphins in the AFC East race.

To reach the playoffs the Jets need to beat the Dolphins (possible) and hope the Patriots lose at Buffalo (unlikely) to win the division. They have been eliminated from the wild-card race because the Baltimore Ravens have the tiebreaker.

In the snow, where Favre won so many games as a member of the Green Bay Packers, he completed 18 of 31 passes for 187 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Thomas Jones ran 17 times for 67 yards and failed to score a touchdown for the first time in nine games.