GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Jets have not won three games in a row since 2019. They have a chance to change that Sunday.
They come to Lambeau Field feeling good about themselves after back-to-back wins moved them to 3-2. All they have to do Sunday to make it three in a row is beat Aaron Rodgers and the angry Packers (3-2).
The Jets beat the Steelers and Dolphins to register consecutive wins for the first time since 2020. You have to go back to November of the previous year to find the last time they won three in a row. The Jets are feeling good about their best start since 2017, but head coach Robert Saleh is also cautioning them that they have not accomplished anything yet.
“I think confidence is contagious,” Saleh said. “I think our guys have deserved the right to feel good about themselves, but at the same time this league is very humbling, and it’ll take it away from you in a heartbeat. We still haven’t done anything yet.
“I think we’d be remiss not to reflect and appreciate what we’ve been able to accomplish to this point, but at the same time, you have to remind yourself, you’re still nothing in the grand scheme of things. Only one team in the league is happy at the end of the year, and the goal is to get to that point every year, but to do that, you’ve got to take it one week at a time and stay focused on the moment and attack those moments.”
The Packers are a step up for the Jets. They have beaten rookie quarterbacks each of the past two weeks. Rodgers is a future Hall of Famer, though he has had some struggles so far this season. The Giants upset Green Bay last week in London, and you can bet the Packers will be coming into this one with extra focus.
Saleh has been pleased with how his young team has played. Going to Lambeau and taking on Rodgers is another step.
“I love our group,” Saleh said. “I’ve said it before, I feel like our locker room, a lot of internally driven individuals who just want to be their absolute best every single day, and I do think they feed off one another and they play for one another, but I don’t know, I feel like we’re grounded. I feel like our group just wants to come out and play, and just have fun, so, it’s a fun group to be around and we’re still going to have our ups and downs, I mean there’s a lot of football left this season.”
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