Half a dozen weeks are in the books and the NFL season is beginning to take shape. Pretenders have been unmasked and contenders have risen up. Some teams have, at long last, learned valuable lessons while others just can’t seem to do the right thing.

The New York Jets are certainly contenders, but they’ve been telling us that for months. Gang Green overcame the Denver Broncos 24-20 to secure their 5th consecutive win and remain atop the AFC East. The come-from-behind road victory wasn’t a pretty one; the Jets committed three turnovers, saw Denver outgain them offensively, and generally played as if they’d been in a hard-fought Monday night game the previous week. Mark Sanchez threw his first two interceptions of the season and LaDainian Tomlinson

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