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


December 21, 2011; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (red jersey) in a huddle during practice. Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

With training camp just around the corner, we are taking an early look at the Jets schedule for the upcoming year. Specifically, we are breaking down the Jets schedule by quarter, and highlighting the biggest games of each quarter. If you have missed the previous posts:

Check out the first quarter post by clicking here

Check out the second quarter post by clicking here

And the third quarter post by clicking here

Now, to reveal the biggest game of the final quarter of the 2012 season.


You may find this an interesting choice, considering the Jets do have a game against the Bills during this quarter, but I stand by this choice.

Here’s why.

Yes, there is one divisional game in this period, vs. the Bills. Every divisional game is important, but this one won’t be as much. The reason being, I really don’t believe that the Bills will be a factor in the playoff run. Sorry to anyone out there in BillsMafia, but the Bills won’t be in it. So, this game will be important for the fact that it is in the division, but that is all.

Monday night in Tennessee is going to be huge, as it will be a game for playoff position. The Chargers, who the Jets face the following week, will be battling for the division along with the Denver Broncos. As such, the Titans will be fighting for a wild card spot.

Same for the Jets, unfortunately. As much as I would like to say that we are going to win the division, with that evil team a little farther to the Northeast, it’s hard to make that prediction.

Any team that has Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and all of the rest of those weapons that team has, is likely to win their division. So, the Jets will be fighting for a wild card spot as well, right along with the Titans. This game will be pivotal to both teams, and their playoff chances.

It will be as good a test as any for the Jets run defense as well, facing Chris Johnson. Karl Dunbar and his defensive line will be put to the test.

Jets vs Titans will be an excellent matchup. A great one to watch, and a hugely important game.