Flash Point: Are Jets a Super Bowl team?

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Now that we're getting into crunch time, I'm unveiling "Flash Points," a new series in which you get to state your case on various issues in the highly competitive AFC East.

Those who make the NFL Nation rounds might find this running feature resembles Hot Topics on Mike Sando's NFC West blog. That's because I'm ripping off his idea and giving it a new name -- with his blessing.

With the inaugural Flash Point we'll examine whether the New York Jets truly are Super Bowl-caliber.

The Jets have been sensational, whacking the previously unblemished Tennessee Titans 34-13 in Nashville.

The Jets have won five games in a row and seven of their past eight. They're atop the AFC East with an 8-3 record.

But they've also been defeated by the Oakland Raiders and beat the Kansas City Chiefs by only four points.

How Flash Points will work on most issues, as with Sando's "Hot Topics," is you take a stance and present a reasoned argument. The best responses will be posted in a separate blog later in the week with me or an NFL expert adding perspective.

In other words, we're not looking for comments that declare "Jets rule!" or "Eric Mangini is a jerk!"

Are the Jets a legitimate Super Bowl team?

If so, why? If not, why not?