The Jets are just 3-4, are without Darrelle Revis and Santonio Holmes for the rest of the year and have to play five of their final nine games on the road.
So, how do they have a shot at the postseason?
Actually, there are many reasons. The most obvious being a cake-walk schedule from this point forward, and an incredibly weak AFC.
New York faces rookie quarterbacks in their next two games against the Dolphins and Seahawks. Rex Ryan's defense should be able to force the two young signal-callers into multiple mistakes and give the team a great shot of coming away with the victory.
If the Jets split those, they will still be 4-5 heading into a Week 11 game in St. Louis. The game will be a tough one offensively for the Jets, but the Rams lack the offense to give New York's defense much trouble.
Expect Gang Green to win that contest and move to .500 on the year heading down the stretch.
With an awful offensive line and no running game, the Cardinals will be unable to do anything offensively against New York. The Jets should take this game easily and put themselves back into the playoff hunt.
Will the Jets Make the Playoffs?
Gang Green then heads to Tennessee to face the Titans. The Titans struggle offensively at times, and their defense has been destroyed by the big play this season.
The Jets should win this one with ease and move to 8-6.
I still expect New York to win, however.
The Bills are the Jets last regular season opponent. New York dismantled an awful Buffalo defense in Week 1, and they should do it again in Week 17.
With such an easy schedule, New York has the ability to go 10-6 or 9-7. In a weak AFC, that will be enough for them to make the postseason.
All four of those teams have gaping holes and tougher schedules than that of New York.
Gang Green should beat them out and claim a playoff berth for the third time in the Rex Ryan era.