Which brings us to ... this week's opponent, the New York Jets, J-E-T-S! Jets, Jets, Jets!! The hapless Jets, losers of eight straight.
The Jets put the "dys" in "dysfunction." They are the dysfunction at the junction.
Over his last two games, Ben Roethlisberger has thrown 12 touchdown passes -- the same number New York Jets quarterbacks have thrown in the team's past 15 games.
The Jets haven't had a winning season since 2010. New York media and fans have been howling for weeks that Ryan and hapless GM John Idzik should be fired. You can read more about it at the fan-sponsored site, FireJohnIdzik.com. Or here, in a recent column by Mike Vaccaro in the New York Post, or here, or here, in any number of equally scathing columns in the New York Daily News and other outlets in the NYC metro area.
On Oct. 18, Rex Ryan said, "This season has been a big failure." Nice leadership, Rex.
Following last Sunday's loss to Kansas City, Ryan actually said of his team, "These are mighty men. I hope to hell we don't have to endure too many more losses, but we will, if that's the case."
Well, Rex, get ready to endure.
MetLife Stadium on Sunday could have more Steeler fans in it than Jets fans. It is as it should be.