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Jets are ahead of schedule

Can New York make an unexpected playoff push this season?

Updated: October 20, 2013, 9:58 PM ET
By Matt Williamson | ESPN Insider

After being down 21-10 in the first half on Sunday, the New York Jets never gave up and came back strong to defeat the New England Patriots 30-27 in overtime. New York is now 4-3 and just one game behind New England in the AFC East. With a lot of offseason turnover and starting a rookie quarterback in Geno Smith, many thought the Jets would contend for the first overall pick in the 2014 draft rather than be competing for the division. We saw on Sunday another example of how Rex Ryan and his coaching staff are doing an outstanding job of playing to their roster strengths.

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