Jets Still Alive: Who to root for this wknd...

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  1. Footballgod214

    Footballgod214 Well-Known Member

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    Jets Week 15 Fan Guide: Can Gang Green sneak back into playoff contention? (msn.com)

    Contrary to what some believe, the New York Jets are not out of playoff contention in the AFC. They may be 5-8, but if they win out – and get some help along the way – Gang Green could sneak into the playoffs after all.

    An improved offense, a stellar defense, and the potential return of a Hall-of-Fame quarterback certainly have fans raising their heads to see if it can be done. For the Jets to end a 13-year playoff drought though, they’ll need some help.

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    East Rutherford, NJ — November 24, 2023 — Garrett Wilson of the Jets catches a TD in the second half as the Miami Dolphins defeated the NY Jets 34-13 at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2023 in East Rutherford, NJ to play in the first “Black Friday” NFL game. Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY NETWORK© Provided by AMNY
    Today, AM New York goes through each game this weekend and tells you who to root for to get New York to the playoffs.

    Saturday
    Minnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals

    Much like the Jets, the Bengals haven’t exactly acted like a team that is dead in the water without their franchise quarterback. After Joe Burrow went down for the season, the team has seen Jake Browning elevate his play, and elevate Cincinnati’s chances of a playoff berth. For New York to make the playoffs though, the Browning story must come to a massive end.

    Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts

    Both the Colts and Steelers sit at 7-6 so there’s no major winner or loser here for the Jets. That being said, I trust Shane Steichen’s offense a lot more which means Pittsburgh needs to be able to win. The longer their putrid offense wins, the more likely they’ll have a couple of other duds along the way.

    Denver Broncos vs. Detroit Lions

    Sean Payton has impressively turned around the Broncos season to win six of their last seven games. While Russell Wilson looks like the QB he was in Seattle, the team has still won a ton of close, one-score games. That kind of luck can run out in a hurry and probably will against a reeling Lions franchise.

    New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins

    Duh.

    Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans

    Despite their heroic win over the Dolphins on Monday, it’s hard for me to see the Titans as a fixed product right now. Houston, on the other hand, is banged up with few options in the passing game right now. A Titans win would be a huge help for Gang Green.

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    Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns

    Don’t look now but Justin Fields is starting to look somewhat of a competent quarterback as of late. Chicago has won three of their last four and looks dangerous against a Browns team that is somehow three games over .500. A testament to their defense and head coach Kevin Stefanski, the Browns control their destiny for a playoff berth.

    That’s something that will need to change for the Jets.

    Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots

    No need to root for the final weeks of the Bill Belichick era if you are a Jets fan. A Chiefs win gives them control of the AFC West again after slipping in recent weeks.

    Dallas Cowboys vs. Buffalo Bills

    Nothing too complicated here. Dallas should dominate this game anyway.

    Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

    This is a rare AFC game that doesn’t affect the Jets in any way with both Baltimore and Jacksonville in control of their divisions. I would go with Baltimore here because the AFC North has all three teams in playoff contention so Jets fans should want some space here.
     
  2. CTJet22

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    I’m rooting for Washington, Chicago, New England, and Arizona.

    The Jets got pantsed by the fish three weeks ago. What makes you think they belong on the field with them? Bad football team and coaches.
     
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  3. BacktoQueens

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    The team has to start learning how to win in the division.

    This Miami game might be most important game remaining in year.
    Beat Miami with their starting QB for first time in JD’s 5 yr tenure, and we might even see some Rodgers readiness brewing.

    Next important one, beat Belichick for first time in JDs 5 year tenure.

    Finishing season strong, and learning how to beat division opponents would at least build some momentum going into next season, as we close the chapter on the horrible mismanagement of 2023.
     
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    Well, first of all ZW had just been benched the game before for Tim Boyle. But even with Timmy, who's actually worse than Zach, we were throwing a Hail Mary to take the lead at the end of the half....a Hail Mary that turned into a Fail Mary. The outcome of that one pass determined the game....had Tim connected, we take the lead into the locker-room. If the pass is picked off for a 99 yard pick six, well, we know that outcome.

    Of course everything hangs on how ZW plays. If betters knew he'd play like last week, then the Jets would be favored.
     
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  5. CTJet22

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    i see it differently! Keep losing as badly as possible and hope Woody blows it up. That’s my only hope. These men have ruined so many of my Sundays and I want blood.
     
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    typeOnegative13NY Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but Tommy devito and the giants is a great story to root for, right?
     
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    Welp, Vikings collapsed in epic Jets style fashion.
     
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    typeOnegative13NY Well-Known Member

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    Yeah they did. That was awful. They were up 17-3 when I turned it on
     
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    So if we win tomorrow we’re still alive. Even if we’re at 2% still, I think AR plays next week.
     
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    A foolish desire.. Just look at all the GMs and HCs Woody has hired since he came here-- they only get worse, not better.
     
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    I hope we squish the fish. I'm really happy we can still make it. Let's win out.
     
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    Yeah, we still have a chance to split with the division. That hasn't happened in quite some time.
     
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    Only in Jets land, flop like a fish out of water all season, win 1 game, and we're back in the playoff picture o_Oo_Oo_Oo_O
     
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    Exactly. They were never "out" of the playoff picture, technically, but they're just as much in it as they were in the middle of that five game losing streak. Which is to say, they're not going to make the playoffs.
     
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    Well, it was nice in theory Lmaoo.

    JDs stellar record against the division thrives on. It’s almost impressive how thoroughly ineffective we’ve been in the division for 5 years straight.
     
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    Cman68 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

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    The Jets are FUCKING DEAD FOR 2023. Stop the insanity now!!!!!!!
     
  17. Jetsfansince95

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    We had 4 yards of offense in a half of an NFL game can we still make it !?!
     
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    Cman68 The Dark Admin, 2018 BEST Darksider Poster

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    #juggernautOffense
     
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    I get blind optimism, but anybody that has watched this team all year, after one good half last week, thought we could be a playoff team is out of their minds.
     
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    This wasn't even a playoff team with Rodgers.
     
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