Win this game & a lot of you will be using week 17 to heal, rest up & get ready for the 1st playoff game.
Seriously, not having to win that last game is a huge advantage for the Jets.
Jets can rest all their banged up guys, I'm sure Mangold could use a rest with his banged up shoulder.
Usually, they are playing for their lives in the last week of the season.
[B]Bears have already wrapped things up[/B]. Jets give 120%, Bears give 75%.
Jets get practically a buy week.
Having to play 3 in a row to get to a Bowl, this is huge.[/QUOTE]
The only thing the Bears have won is the division. I saw Canizarro tweet this yesterday as well that the Jets are getting a break but if I'm Chicago, I am doing everything I can to win out to get the other bye in the first round. To me, that is a lot to play for. Bears win the next two and they will be the second seed. If they lose one, there is the possibility of them playing week one of the playoffs.
anyone think that schitty should be looking ahead and not focusing on the next two games? seems to me the schit meister is merely below average for normal games and simply horrible for long lead time games.
[QUOTE=frankiepapa;3874520] if I'm Chicago, I am doing everything I can to win out to get the other bye in the first round. that is a lot to play for. Bears win the next two and they will be the second seed. [/QUOTE]
Another thing to consider is - we may have already made the playoffs by the time the game kicks off, based on the Jax game at 1pm. If Jax lose, we're in. We'll also know how the NE / Buf game has gone, and whether there's still a shot for us to win the division.
So by kickoff time, the only unknown for the Jets could be which WC spot we get - 5th or 6th seed. Bears would have a lot more at stake (1st round bye).