New York Jets: How Did Week 7 Affect The Jets?

Jayson LoveCorrespondent IOctober 28, 2010

New York Jets: How Did Week 7 Affect The Jets?

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    Bye weeks are great! 

    I used to hate them as a young fan, but now I feel much different about them.

    Most importantly, it gives the team a time to heal.  Second, the other teams in your way beat up on each other while you sit and relax.

    It's never too early to scoreboard watch in the NFL, and this week offered some interesting games for Jets' fans and AFC playoff contenders.

    The Jets got a mixed-bag of results last week, but one very good one in Week 7. 

    Let's take a look...

New England Patriots 23, San Diego Chargers 20

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    Bad one for the Jets, but not a complete disaster.  The win gets the Pats even with the Jets, but the Jets still have destiny in their own hands with a 3-0 division record and a head-to-head win against the Pats.  The loss really hurts the Chargers as they amazingly fall to 2-5 on the year.

Baltimore Ravens 37, Buffalo Bills 34

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    Bad result for the Jets as the Ravens pull to 5-2, a half game behind the Jets in the AFC with a head-to-head win against the Jets.  You couldn't really expect the Bills to pull this out, but they came oh so close to doing a huge favor for Jets fans and other playoff contending teams.

Tennessee Titans 37, Philadelphia Eagles 19

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    Unless you are a Philly hater, this was bad for the Jets.  Tennessee pulls to 5-2 on the season and right there in the AFC playoff picture.

Kansas City Chiefs 42, Jacksonville Jaguars 20

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    Didn't really matter who won this game.  Puts the Jaguars a bit behind the AFC playoff contenders at 3-4, but moves KC to 4-2, and halts a losing streak.

Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Miami Dolphins 22

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    This was a GREAT result for Jets fans.  I know that down the road the Jets hope to compete for the league's best record, and the Pittsburgh Steelers will most definitely stand in the way.

    However, you have to take care of things in the following order: Playoff berth, division win and then best record.  This game puts the Dolphins two games behind the Jets in the division, and is an all-important AFC loss for the 'Phins.