The New York Jets Are Handed a No. 5 Seed in the Playoffs

Timothy KesslerAnalyst IJanuary 3, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets congradulates teammate Kellen Clemens #11 after a play against the New York Giants on August 29, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Most NFL players will tell you that it is a great accomplishment to make it to the playoffs, as thirty-two different teams are fighting it out for twelve spots.

And it usually only gets harder as the season comes to a close.

Ask any member of the New York Jets and they may tell you an entirely different story.

Two weeks in a row the New York Jets have been practically handed a win, needing only to beat second and third string players.

It was almost laughable watching the Jets celebrate with every score knowing that my high school team could have done the same thing. 

The New York Jets have certainly received the best Christmas present of any team in the league, a No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs, while many other teams got lumps of coal.

Lets see what the Jets can do with this opportunity. I, for one, don't think they will do anything at all with it.

But wouldn't it be nice to watch all the teams that folded this week lose in the next?