Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/23/11
Reality Check…the 2011 season is over for the New York Jets. They will not make it into the playoffs. There are far too many variables that would have to work out favorably for the Jets in order for them to see the postseason. That is a bitter and crappy reality for diehard fans who thought this would be their year to go all the way. Some fans, however, refuse to see this and are more comfortable living in denial. They have only made it to the first stage of grief. Then they will encounter anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. Once they eventually accept that the Jets are not a good team this year, they will realize that the best possible choice for the Jets this year is to lose, lose, and lose. With 6 games remaining, that means that the best possible record that the Jets can end the year with is 11-5, which is actually pretty good for the Jets and happens to be the same record that they ended the regular season with last year. However, in those 6 games, the Jets have to face several slightly more than mediocre teams that include the newly improved Eagles and Dolphins, as well as the imploding Giants. An 11-5 record is not going to happen. If the Jets perform the same way they have been performing thus far, they will probably end the season 8-8. Either way, with an 11-5 record or 8-8, it means the same thing: no playoffs and no Super Bowl.
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