If you think the New York Jets' circus has been over-the-top in the regular season, just wait 'til the playoffs.
Yes, the wretched, inexcusable, bass-ackwards, butt-fumbling Jets – the team dumped by Fireman Ed – have a shot at the postseason. And as several media outlets pointed out Monday, it doesn't take Nate Silver to figure out a feasible path to get there.
Gang Green is 6-7, one game out of the final AFC spot, so the team will likely need to win three straight after its uninspiring victory over Jacksonville Sunday. But that's not out of the question. The Jets face the Titans, Chargers, and Bills – none of which are going to the playoffs. Tennessee is just north of terrible, the Chargers (despite a surprising win over Pittsburgh Sunday) are in disarray, and the Jets have already smoked Buffalo this season.
Rex Ryan and company will need some help, but not a lot.