The New York Jets are 30 minutes away from making the playoffs, as they lead 27-0 at halftime against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Jets have had the ball for almost 25 minutes and already gained 190 rushing yards against the defense that had been allowing less than 90 per game.
The Bengals have been unable to stop the Jets' wildcat defense, giving up two long runs by WR Brad Smith. Early in the first quarter Smith broke on a 57-yard run that lead to a 1-yard touchdown run by RB Thomas Jones. Then, Smith scored himself as he rumbled for 32 yards into the end zone.
QB Mark Sanchez has looked good thus far, converting third downs and not making any mistakes. He's 8 pf 13 for 60 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT.
The defense hasn't given up a single first down. The only first down that Cincinnati had in the first half was the result of a penalty on CB Darrelle Revis, who has so far shut down WR Chad Ochocinco.
There's still 30 minutes of football left to play but it sure looks like the Gang Green are on their way to making the post season. If the Jets win, they will again face the Bengals next week, this time on the road.