Have the New York Jets found a late-season groove that could push them into postseason play?

Sam Darnold, New York Jets. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Sam Darnold, New York Jets. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) /

The New York Jets are currently on a three-game winning streak and look to add to their momentum with the playoffs fast approaching.

This past Sunday, the New York Jets were set to take on the (6-4) Oakland Raiders in a Week 12 matchup. The Jets entered the game with a (3-7) record, looking to add to their two-game winning streak after defeating the Washington Redskins in week 11.

The Raiders would enter the game the favorites after also coming off of a victory against the Los Angeles Chargers. But, it was the Jets who would go on to beat the Raiders in blowout fashion with the result being 3- 34.

This win would help improve the Jets record to (4-7) on the year and extending their winning streak to three games as they prepare for an upcoming matchup against a struggling Cincinnati Bengals team.

The hope for all Jets fans is that the team can continue its strong play and keep delivering wins to a franchise who hasn’t played in the postseason since 2010. The winning streak may come as a shock to some, but Jets 22-year old Quarterback Sam Darnold has believed in his team before the winning streak occurring.

After a slow start to the season, the Jets managed to secure their second win against their city rivals, the New York Giants.

During a post-game interview, Sam Darnold made a bold statement after the game about where he saw the direction of the team going.

"“We still have a chance at the playoffs”- Sam Darnold"

Of course, any player and every player should believe in their team as much as Darnold believes in his teammates after a good win, but take some time to think back to Week 7 during Monday Night Football. Sam Darnold was criticized for his remarks made during the game where he had mentioned seeing a ghost during a matchup against the defending champions New England Patriots.

Since then, Darnold and the Jets have been playing with a bit more confidence. Just five regular-season games left in the season. The Jets sit third in the AFC East with their current record sitting at (4-7). While the Jets may have gotten off to a slow start, they still have enough games to change the narrative of their season.

Over the next five weeks, the Jets may be pushed to the limit, but their schedule may help them out a little as their next two games are against two of the weaker teams in the NFL this season in the Cincinnati Bengals in week 11 and the Miami Dolphins in week 12. Right after that, the Jets will be pushed to the test in week 13 as they prepare to go head to head with a tough Baltimore Ravens defense and their MVP candidate quarterback Lamar Jackson. Following week 13, the Jets will go up against the Pittsburgh Steelers who are (6-5) in week 14 and the Buffalo Bills who are (8-3) in week 15.

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The Important thing for Jets fans to do is to keep our fingers crossed and understand that from here on, the motive should be one game at a time for our beloved Jets.