- Week 1; vs. Tampa – WIN (win)
- Week 2; @ Patriots – LOSS (loss)
- Week 3; vs. Buffalo – WIN (win)
- Week 4; @ Titans – WIN (loss)
- Week 5; @ Atlanta – LOSS (win)
- Week 6; @ Steelers – LOSS (loss)
- Week 7; vs. Patriots – WIN
- Week 8; @ Bengals – LOSS
- Week 10; vs. Saints – LOSS
- Week 11; @ Buffalo – WIN
- Week 12; @ Ravens – LOSS
- Week 13; vs. Fish – WIN
- Week 14; vs. Raiders – WIN
- Week 15; @ Panthers – WIN
- Week 16; vs. Browns – WIN
- Week 17; @ Miami - LOSS
Gotta give some credit where it's due...Beez had the Jets at 3-3 through Week 6, and that's where they are. Even had four out of the six results correct.
Here's where I think it gets interesting for the Jets:
I think they need to beat NE on Sunday, because I do think the Bengals and Saints will win. If they get through those three games with a 4-5 record overall, they're in pretty good shape. Because from Week 11-16, depending on where Geno is in his development (and if he can turn some vs. Atlanta-type performances in), the Jets could go 4-2 or even 5-1 in those six games...5-1 seems uberoptimistic (Baltimore is never a fun building to go into), but 4-2 doesn't seem like THAT far of a stretch.
Doing the math:
If the Jets are 3-6, they could be 7-8 or 8-7 going into Week 17.
If the Jets are 4-5, they could be 8-7 or 9-6 going into Week 17.
Even if they lose all three of their next games, I don't think they'll lie down...they find a way to win four games down the stretch, and probably screw up at least one bubble team's chances along the way.
I think they'll beat Buffalo and the Raiders, and take one out of two against Miami. That's six wins. So the question becomes: out of the Pats, Bengals, Saints, Ravens, Panthers, and Browns, how many of those games can they win? Three might be enough to give them the #6 seed...of course, those games mean a bit less if they can somehow sweep Miami.
But the guess here is, even with a bad loss against Pittsburgh, the Jets should remain relevant well into the last quarter of the season.