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New York Jets vs St Louis Rams takes place on Sunday as the Jets look to keep their season alive following a disappointing season until now. They come up against a Rams team with their own set of problems who will be looking for some momentum from today's game. The match up is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Jets enter this clash with a lowly 3-6 record and lie bottom last in the AFC East standings. However, interestingly not all is lost yet and they are only a game off from second placed Buffalo and third placed Miami, who are both on just 4-6. The New England Patriots are in the top position with 6-3 and are probably out of reach for the Jets now but New York will be looking to claim a win today and build towards snatching the number two spot and hopefully make a late dash for the postseason.
However, St Louis are just as desperate and come into this game with a record of 3-5-1. They are themselves bottom of the NFC West and their first goal must be to claim a win today against a fellow struggling team and try and move up the table into third, currently occupied by the Arizona Cardinals on 4-5.
This past week has been a tough one for all involved with the Jets as off the field rumors have swirled about backup quarterback Tim Tebow's abilities. Numerous unnamed sources have meant the Jets have been in the news every day, and the circus-like coverage will surely have caused distraction in the Jets' camp.
However, when a player is singled out for criticism and a team is portrayed as divided by the media, that team can go one of two ways. The criticism and rumors can cause rifts to become exposed and undermine the entire operation, or the team can rally together with a backs-against-the-wall mentality and come away more united and begin playing for one another. The Jets seem to be at a crossroads. Their season is surviving on a knife-edge and they must start winning now if they are to make a run for the postseason. Especially given the state of the opposition today - the Rams have as many if not more problems than the Jets - they must win games like this if they are to be challenging for a wild card spot at the end of the regular season.
New York Jets vs St Louis Rams is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.