If the playoffs started Sunday, the Jets would be in as the No. 6 seed and set for a date with the Patriots. That worked out well last season. But the Jets have three games remaining and their schedule, while not impossibly difficult, includes no freebies. They are three-point underdogs at the Eagles on Sunday, and they finish with a home game against the Giants and a trip to Miami to face the surprisingly decent Dolphins.

They can't afford to look ahead. After making easy work of the Chiefs, the Jets will face a more dangerous—and slightly more motivated—team in the Eagles. This summer, the Eagles took cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha off the market, denying the Jets a chance to have the two best cornerbacks (Darrelle Revis is the other, of course) in the NFL on the same team. The Jets' defense has been a step back from previous iterations under Rex Ryan.

The Jets have lost all eight games they have played against the Eagles. Michael Vick will play after returning last week from broken ribs. The Eagles are an amazing 1-5 at home this season. The matchup to watch will be Revis vs. Eagles wideout DeSean Jackson. Both teams, disappointments all season, will have a chance to keep their season afloat. The Jets are not out with a loss, but the Eagles are.