Our playoff scenarios from the experts in NY Jets Forum Posted December 17, 2015 This is just like 2002 where a dumb loss to the Bears meant we had to beat the defending Super Bowl Patriots to avoid elimination and set up a three-things-must-happen situation the following Sunday to get into the playoffs. This year's dumb loss was to the Bills. The question is, can we beat an elite, winning team in the Patriots? It's been beaten to death of course, but we've beaten nothing but scrubs so far. Yeah, I know we can only play the schedule we were given, but we haven't beaten a quality football team in years. I hope we beat Dallas so that next Sunday is for huge marbles, MetLife will never have rocked so hard. SAR I If you look at our wins / losses in detail, you can see how fine the margins are between winning and losing in the modern NFL : Two of our wins were against teams that are currently 3-10 Three of our wins have been against teams that are 5-8 Three of our wins, and four of our losses, have been against teams that are 6-7 One of our losses was against a team that is 11-2 So 10 of our 13 games have been against 5-8 / 6-7 teams, and we're 6-4 in those. Any one loss to a 6-7 team changes the narrative - for both teams - as both would be 7-6 (and we wouldn't be talking playoffs). Conversely, any one win against one of those 6-7 teams and we're in a much stronger position down the stretch. Of our 5 losses, 4 have been by a single score (only Oakland was a two-score loss). But of our 8 wins, only 2 have been by one score (Jax, Gints). So we are what we our record says we are - good enough to be just a little ahead of the pack, but not good enough to be looking into January just yet. But just one, maybe two scores here and there and we could either be booking playoff tickets ... or all hanging out in the draft forum looking at next year already.