It is that time of the year again, the time when the New York Jets inevitably need help to make the playoffs and have to rely on other team’s slipping up. Here is your week 12 rooting guide, along with the impact of the game on the Jets stretch run —
Houston (7-3) at Jacksonville (3-7) – Moderate Impact – Houston is more than likely winning the AFC South, however it would be nice to see them struggle down the stretch with Matt Leinart. In a scenario where the Jets make the playoffs, there is nobody I’d rather have them play in the wild-card round than Houston.
Cleveland (4-6) at Cincinnati (6-4) – High Impact – Doesn’t it make you sad that the Jets have a one game better record than Cleveland? Either way, the Jets need the Browns and their putrid offense (one of the few in the league worse than the Jets) to step up for the upset. The Bengals have lost two straight and are banged up with another likely loss (at Pittsburgh) on the horizon. Now is the time to enter their free-fall, so 10 wins can grab the Jets a playoff spot.
Tampa Bay (3-7) at Tennessee (5-5) – High Impact – The Titans currently have the same record and the same chance as the Jets of making the playoffs, let’s hope the “youngry” Bucs can go on the road and give us a hand.
Chicago (6-4) at Oakland (6-4) – Moderate Impact – If Oakland goes on to win the AFC West, their tie-breaker with the Jets won’t matter. Go Raiders.
Denver (5-5) at San Diego (6-4) – High Impact – Enjoy rooting for the Chargers this week, since the Jets have a tie breaker with them but not with Tebow Christ and his apostles. Let me say for the record, similar to John Elway I am not sold on Tebow as a quarterback. You won’t get a gift wrapped Mark Sanchez pick six and embarrassing amount of offensive ineptitude from your opponent every week. Tebow isn’t good. Denver isn’t good. They aren’t making the playoffs.
New England (7-3) at Philadelphia (4-6) - Moderate Impact – The only game the rest of the year the Patriots have a chance at losing. Fly Eagles Fly!
Pittsburgh (7-3) at Kansas City (4-6) – Moderate Impact – A Chiefs upset couldn’t hurt…