Now, the Jets need a miracle.
There is only one scenario in Week 17 where the Jets (8-7) can make the playoffs. Here are all the things the Jets need to happen next Sunday:
Jets need to win at Miami
Cincinnati needs to lose to Baltimore
Tennessee needs to lose at Houston
Oakland or Denver lose or tie
The NFL is a crazy league, but chances are slim that all these things will fall into place. The best the Jets can do is focus on winning a tough road game against the Dolphins and to try to preserve a third consecutive winning season under head coach Rex Ryan.