Biggest Game of the Third Quarter of 2012 for the New York Jets

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First, the more obvious choice, New England.

There are a lot of reasons for this, first of all, the division. As we have seen in years past, this series decides the AFC East more often than not. The Jets and the Patriots move towards the front of this division, and by the time their second battle comes around, they are battling for a stranglehold on the division.

The winner moves on to win the division, and the loser is fighting for a wildcard berth.

Another major reason is the record in general. With a tough early schedule, the Jets could be coming into this game in need of the win.

With games against the Steelers, 49ers, Texans, the Patriots on the road, the Dolphins, and the Bills, it is not impossible that the Jets come into this game at 6-5. The Jets run into trouble with Miami down there, and the Bills will be much improved with the likes of Mario Williams. 6-5 is quite possible.

They could be coming into this one in desperate need of the win, because 6-6 would be a tough way to make the playoffs. In the alternative, as stated earlier, they could be fighting for the division lead, as they have in the past at this point.

Besides anything else, the Jets need to get over the hump of winning the season series against New England. They want a home playoff game, taking two games from New England will be the best way to get that done.

Turn the page, and we will talk about the less obvious choice, the Seahawks game.

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