It seems as if all the planning that the league has done to make these games meaningful, week 17 might just be one big bye week. If we win and the Ravens win or if the Jags or Colts lose the playoff picture is set in the AFC. There might be a seeding change but i think thats it. If the Giants win, the NFC is reall set as well. Is this correct?
Actually, all it would take for a very meaningful week 17 in the AFC east is Jets win this weekend and a Pats loss this weekend.
Granted, that would mean two upsets -- but neither outcome is totally far-fetched. Both are well within the realm of the possible and realistic.
And if that happens, it means that the AFC East title, and possibly number 1 seed, would be up for grabs on the last weekend of the regular season. Yes, it's a long shot that the Jets would actually end up getting it -- they'd have to beat Buff (likely, but not an easy game), and NE would have to loss their second straight game (highly unlikely).
But the drama would be there -- and it's not as far off as it may seem.
Last edited by gaffneycatch; 12-21-2010 at 10:59 AM.
[QUOTE=Phoenixx;3874725]Conversely, It seems as if all the planning that the league has done to make these games meaningful, week 17 might just see 7 of the 8 Division Titles being settled by tough Division Rivalry games.[/QUOTE]
Correct. I believe only one division has been clinched so far. AFCN, AFCS and NFCW are still tied and could easily go down to the last game. IND/JAX is probably the most meaningful race as the loser is almost certainly out of the playoffs.
we need to clinch our postseason berth vs the Bears and let others worry about week 17.
The elimination of the Stinking Fish last week ruined any chance that the Cheating Douchechick would lay down and let Miami win in order to screw the Jets, so frankly, I'm not worried about either week.
12-4 gets us in with a better record than two of the division winners and we should be favored over Kansas City or Jacksonville/Indy in the first round