To even dream that the Jets would be playing the Colts in the AFC Championship was beyond unthinkable and just three weeks ago.
Well, the Jets should already be very proud, because this was long overdue for the ‘other’ team that plays at Giants Stadium.
For Giants fans everywhere it is a sweet reminder of just two years ago.
The Jets have the #1 defense, a young QB who’s becoming a leader, two-headed monster of running backs, last game of the season was against the #1 team and a coach who demands greatness.
Also, the 2007 Champion Giants did not have one playoff game at home, neither do the Jets. Both NY teams considered the underdogs by a long shot and surely gives a team something to prove.
Mark Sanchez and Rex Ryan brought life to a hopeless team. The Jets reputation only consisted of failure and disappointment for their loyal fans.
Green jerseys worn on Sundays in New York were commonly that of Eagles fans. The future looked grim.
This season a new coach, along with a rookie QB to once again attempt to find something that clicked. Even Brett Favre couldn’t help. NFL‘s superman QB seemingly lost his swagger wearing a Jets jersey too.
Prayers finally got answered.
Coach Rex Ryan publicly challenged big, bad Bill Belichick and his Patriots with such confidence his sanity was even questioned by Jets fans.
Days before the game, Jets ticket-holders each received a surprising voicemail from this new coach. Ryan asked the fans to once again, not only cheer louder than ever but to believe again.
For the Colts, advice is they better listen to Ryan.
Ryan and his Jets have heart and nowhere to go but up. As the world watched in 2007, that is the recipe for champions.