At 5-6, the Jets can still delude persuade themselves they are in the playoff hunt. With their two toughest opponents, the Colts and the Bengals, scheduled for the end of the year and thus likely to be resting players, the Jets' schedule looks manageable. Of course, the Jets are 5-6 for a reason and haven't looked capable of reeling off a six-game winning streak. Could that change?

A win against Carolina last week has the Jets within one game of the .500 mark as they head to Toronto to take on the Bills. The game, broadcast on the NFL Network, will be available to New York-area fans on Channel 11. That's two straight weeks local fans have been able to watch the elusive NFL Network! Buffalo is a different team than the one that beat the Jets, 16-13, in overtime in Week 6. Ryan Fitzpatrick, a Harvard product, is the quarterback, and Terrell Owens has been revived. Fred Jackson could be seeing more touches and is a more dangerous back at this point than Marshawn Lynch.

That said, the Jets' defense has played well for most of this season, and Darrelle Revis can shut down Owens. The Jets need Mark Sanchez to do what he did last week: Not make mistakes. Next week's game is at Tampa Bay, so things could still get interesting for the Jets.