Jets a lucky 7-2? They don't think so

Now one of the NFL's hunted, Gang Green scoffs at notion they're undeserving

Updated: November 16, 2010, 3:09 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- For 40-plus years, they've been known as a hard-luck franchise. Now people are calling them lucky -- and that isn't sitting well.

The New York Jets don't appreciate those who believe their 7-2 record -- the franchise's best start since 1986 -- is the product of good fortune. Yes, they've had a remarkable number of victories decided in the final seconds -- five -- but they're taking a Branch Rickey approach.

Luck is the residue of design.

"Good teams ...

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