With all this Negative posting about the jets noting doing well with Abe hurt, lets remember what we did with Penny hurt. 2-1
We need 1 more win to make the playoffs. We can go 1-3 and still have a spot, maybe even 0-4. We will be fine and we will have Abe back for the playoffs and make our run to the Super Bowl!
Scenario. Jets end up 10-6 Conference record with 2 more losses 7-5
Broncos 7-5 will at least lose 1 game, even if they end up with the same 10-6 record as the Jets, we get the nod, since all there games left are in the conference there 1 loss would give them a 7-5 conference recored and we win the Tie breaker by beating San Diego!
Jacksonville- 6-6 even if they win out and we win 1 we get the nod with the better conference record. There best conference record would be 7-5 and we would win the tie breakers by beating San Diego and Houston.
Buffalo- If they win out at 10-6. We still get the nod. The best conference record they would have is 6-6
Cincinnati- Same result as Buffalo.
Baltimore still has games against Indy and Pittsburgh, 2 losses. They end up 9-7 at best.
So if we just win 1 more game against anyone of our final 4 oppents, we are in and probably on our way back to San Diego for the 1st round of the playoffs.
Agree with Patsfan, 11 wins to insure a spot. No reason the Jets shouldn't win 2 of the last 4. I'm betting we win one of the games against New England or Pittsburgh. St. Louis and Seattle are not particularly strong. I like the odds of winning 11 and maling the playoffs without needing help from other teams.
[quote][b]Agree with Patsfan, 11 wins to insure a spot. No reason the Jets shouldn't win 2 of the last 4. I'm betting we win one of the games against New England or Pittsburgh. St. Louis and Seattle are not particularly strong. I like the odds of winning 11 and maling the playoffs without needing help from other teams. [/b][/quote]
I agree with both we'll win one of the two biggies. We have great momentum right now so who says we can't get a few more wins in. Nice to have a cushion but "F" it. Win Win Win and screw everybody else.
[quote][i]Originally posted by jetman67[/i]@Dec 6 2004, 07:34 PM
[b] Here is the exact scenario from NFL.com
NEW YORK JETS
New York Jets can clinch playoff spot with:
1) NYJ win + BUF loss or tie + DEN loss + SD win or tie OR
2) NYJ win + BUF loss or tie + DEN loss + BAL win or tie [/b][/quote]
So if we win on Sunday, we'll probably know either, right after our game is over or slighty after our game is over.
I don't know if the Phins can beat Denver though and can't see the Giants beating Baltimore, especially after the Ravens tough loss to Cincinnatti.
We might have to wait one more week to actually clinch a wild-card spot.
guys lets face it, teams that win the SB are teams that are on a roll going into the playoffs, if we end the season 1-4 we are going nowhere against the likes of NE, PITT and INDY. 12 OR MORE WINS AND I LIKE OUR CHANCES!
The only way we can make up for that Ravens debacle is to win 12. We can get in with 10 (as shown by the scenario), but this team should send the message that they arent looking to just go to the playoffs. They need to prove that they are going to make an impact. Beating Seattle, St. Louis, and then either New England or Pitt would send that message.
I agree with GOB, shoot for 13. It is possible, but not likely, especially with Abe missing a few. But I'm sick of Herms teams slipping into the playoffs. Let's go in with some momentum by closing 3-1 and show the rest of the NFL that we can not just hang with, but beat the best.