Wild-card Watch: Jets need a miracle

The New York Jets controlled whether they would make the playoffs for for two straight weeks and laid a pair of eggs against the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.

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.