Well this is huge because I feel it now puts the Titans in control of that division, even if they can't take it, the Texans would be weak going into the playoffs. If the Jets can pull it together for the rest of the season and finish with a wildcard, I feel the standings would end like this:
Wild Card Round:
Pittsburgh over San Diego/Oakland, it wouldn't be close.
Jets over a banged up Houston or a weak Tennessee
Pittsburgh over New England in a shootout
Which leaves the Jets to travel to Baltimore, I feel the Jets match up very well against them when Baltimore has the ball, the problem is the Jets offense not turning the ball over 4 times in which 3 get returned for TD's. It would be a very interesting game to say the least.
Steelers vs Jets/Ravens for the AFC Championship, the winner of Jets/Ravens heads to the Super Bowl.
Just my take on it, but this injury would be huge for the wildcard round, and the Jets can benefit big time from it, that is if they can beat out Houston or Tennessee which I think can happen seeing as they both have pretty tough schedules.
So........how long does a franchise have to exist before it qualifies for "cursed" status.
Peyton Manning gets injured, Wade Phillips fixes the defense, no dominant team in the AFC. Everything is going perfectly--then..........boom. Your starting QB goes down and you're stuck with Matt Leinart in what was shaping up to be your year. That's rough.