The Jets are 10-5, Ryan Fitzpatrick has been named AFC offensive player of the week for the second time in three weeks and a win against Buffalo on Sunday will see the Jets make the playoffs for the first time in five years. It’s a good time to be a Jets fan. At least for now.
With two games left, the AFC postseason line-up is anything but decided. Unlike in the NFC, where four out of the six places are clinched and the other two look set, the AFC still has a number of teams vying for January football. Somewhat predictably, considering both had a long undefeated run this year, both the Patriots and Bengals have punched their pass to the postseason but the four other places remain up for grabs. For the teams in the hunt, some who have their fate solely in their hands and some who don’t, winning out is key if they want to be playing football beyond week 17.