NFL pundits (including Mike Francesa) praise Jets after stunning victory over Bengals

Maybe these guys aren’t so bad after all.

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The New York Jets pulled off a stunner on Sunday, upsetting the Cincinnati Bengals, 34-31, at MetLife Stadium.

With the win came the type of praise we haven’t seen for the Jets in quite a while.

WFAN’s Mike Francesa: “First time the Jets made me applaud in a long time. Great win!”

Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy: “(Mike White’s) composure ... was unbelievable.”

NBC Sports’ Mike Florio: “Let me tell you, I talk to guys every week. Mike White, I talked to him for at least 10 minutes. He was so energetic, he was excited, he was enthusiastic about what happened today. It was very refreshing to hear from a guy who finally got his moment after four years in the league … He was also confused at one point. He heard the crowd chanting something. He said to backup (quarterback) Josh Johnson, ‘What are they chanting? Are they chanting my name?’ Yes, they were chanting his name.”

And that’s not all. Here are some more fun facts from NFL PR:

- Making his first career start, New York Jets quarterback MIKE WHITE completed 37 of 45 pass attempts (82.2 percent) for 405 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for a 107.9 rating in the Jets’ 34-31 win over Cincinnati. His 37 completions are the most completions by a quarterback all-time in his first career start.

- White joined CAM NEWTON (422 yards on September 11, 2011) as the only quarterbacks since 1950 to pass for at least 400 yards in their first career start.


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