Posted 10 December 2013 - 10:10 AM
..a Ravens victory this Sunday would give them 4 consecutive wins in-a-row. I can't see this winning streak continuing against a pissed off Lions team, that's dropped 3 of their last 4 games. If Baltimore beats Detroit, in Detroit, then good for them. They deserve to get in imo at that point. I just don't see that happening.
If the Jets upset Carolina, and the Pats take care of Miami.. then HOLY SHlT! A three-way tie for that final 6th seed, with the Browns coming to MetLife the following week. That crowd would be insane for that game. Cleveland would really need to bring their lunchpales to beat the Jets.
Except it's not really a three-way tie. Baltimore would still be a game up as they hold the tiebreaker, in the event of a three-way "tie" (and the Ravens hold the same edge over the Dolphins as well). That's the problem with looking at it that way. Optimism is great, and I don't blame any Jets fans for not giving up until they're mathematically eliminated, but if you're going to look at this the right way, you've got to look at this as the Jets needing to be a full game up on the Ravens.
Two games down with three to go is really, really hard to overcome, especially for a team that is as unpredictable as the Jets, where no game can be considered an "easy" win. Not impossible, but damned hard, especially since the Jets need to win two games even if Baltimore loses all three of theirs, and they've won just once on the road all season. Cleveland might be 4-9, but don't make them out to be pushovers...they play hard, they've been beaten Cincy and Baltimore, and damned near beat NE, who needed a miracle to beat them. That defense can give a guy like Smith a very hard time. Brady might have thrown for 418 yards against them, but that's a little misleading...Cleveland went into a prevent on the drive that made it 26-21 (and did a lousy job of it) that helped to puff up Brady's numbers.
If the Jets pull this off, it will be one hell of a miraculous achievement.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 10 December 2013 - 10:10 AM.
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