New York Jets: Playoffs? Not an Easy Road, but Possible

November 30, 2012; Stanford, CA, USA; NFL former head coach Jim Mora Sr. watches from the sideline during the first quarter of the Pac-12 Championship game between the Stanford Cardinal and the UCLA Bruins at Stanford Stadium. Mora is the father of UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora (not pictured). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

I give you the face of Jim Mora as we talk about “Playoffs?” Believe it or not, we can talk about playoffs.

It’s been an up and down year, we know that. The Jets had a hold on the sixth place position in the AFC, and let it go with three straight losses. Not unexpected, as the team is young and trying to grow together. However, after last week’s win against the Raiders, the Jets are still alive. They have a tough road, but it isn’t an impossible one.

Yesterday, Eric Allen posted the Path to the Postseason for all of us to see.  Let’s go over it, and see how it really can happen:

JETS MUST WIN OUT: No game is ever a gimme in this league, we know that.  But, the toughest on paper is this week, when we take on the Panthers.  If the Jets can get past the Panthers, they have the Browns and Dolphins remaining.  Not easy, but definitely winnable.

BALTIMORE MUST LOSE TWO OUT OF THREE: The Ravens are not the same group that won the big one last year.  They just aren’t.  Their final three games are at Detroit, home for New England, and at the Bengals.  Losing two of those three is not out of the realm of possibility.

THE CHARGERS MUST LOSE ONE: That might happen tonight, as the Chargers are in Denver.  After that, they are home for Oakland and Kansas City.  A loss for the Chargers is FAR from  impossible.

Am I guaranteeing a trip to the playoffs?  Of course not.  But, it is possible.  It really can happen, despite the up and down nature of the season.

Topics: 2013 Playoffs, New York Jets

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  • Paul Newbold

    Let’s just hope Geno shows improvement for the rest of the season. No need to sweat the playoffs,

    • Alan Schechter

      fair enough paul

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