After watching the Jets during the first half of the season, it's highly comical and laughable to even think about them playing in January for more than a minute.
In April when the schedule was first released, it was widely known the Jets would have a difficult September and October, setting up nicely for a potential Tim Tebow explosion and a struggling Jets team heading into November.
At 3-5, the Jets are two games behind the Steelers for the 6th seed and are currently chasing the 4-4 Chargers and Dolphins and 3-5 Raiders. Sitting currently at 10th in the conference, the Jets will need to win at least six games if they want any shot of making the playoffs. Assuming the Steelers or Ravens will take one wild card spot, the Jets will need to go on a roll in the second half.
While it seems unrealistic, the schedule sets up really nicely for the Jets who will face some of the league's worst offenses over the final eight weeks. The Jets only play two teams with winning records, the Seahawks and Patriots, who they almost beat on the road, and face a handful of inconsistent quarterbacks.
Here's how the Jets could sneak into the playoffs again.