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Jets think 6-0 the rest of the way will do it

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At 5-5 and already conceding the AFC East to the Patriots, the talk around the Jets this week is all about going 6-0 the rest of the way to ensure a wild card berth.

Six-and-0,” Jets linebacker Calvin Pace told the New York Daily News. “Sometimes when you get caught losing to teams you’re not supposed to lose to, you end up kicking yourself in the butt saying, ‘Man, we put ourselves behind the eight-ball. These are games we should win.’”

The Jets get the Bills at home on Sunday, then they play the Redskins, Chiefs, Eagles, Giants and Dolphins the rest of the way. With that schedule, it’s not unreasonable to think they could win them all.

“I feel like we do have to win these last six games,” Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson said. “That would put us at 11-5; that should be enough to get us in. You look at 10-6 and I don’t know if that is enough.”

There’s really no way to know if 10-6 will be good enough until we see how the season plays out. Last year the two AFC wild cards were 12-4 and 11-5. The year before that, two 9-7 teams were the two wild cards. The year before that the 11-5 Patriots missed the playoffs.

So it’s possible that 6-0 the rest of the way won’t be good enough. But Jets coach Rex Ryan likes the way his players are laying it out: Win six in a row and get to the playoffs.

“Well, that’s what you want the mentality to be, the mindset to be,” Ryan said. “I don’t know if that’s factual or not. I feel pretty good about getting in there at 5-1, but 6-0 sounds good. [If] we go 6-0, we’ll get it in there.”

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  1. purpleattack says: Nov 26, 2011 9:18 AM

    All I have to say is I am really glad that Rex is not the coach of our Baltimore Ravens.

  2. meegs34 says: Nov 26, 2011 9:21 AM

    Not gonna happen.

  3. isphet71 says: Nov 26, 2011 9:21 AM

    Cue Jim Carey.

    “So, you’re saying there’s a chance?!?!?”

  4. rhatman says: Nov 26, 2011 9:21 AM

    “I feel pretty good about getting in there at 5-1, but 6-0 sounds good. [If] we go 6-0, we’ll get it in there.”

    That’s what she said.

  5. broncfolife says: Nov 26, 2011 9:25 AM

    They also guarantied a Superbowl win the last 2 seasons.

    Bills – W
    Chiefs – W
    Eagles – L
    Giants – L
    Dolphins – L

    Better luck next year….

  6. steelersownyou says: Nov 26, 2011 9:25 AM

    All I have to say is neither the harbaugh’s or the ryan’s our the coach of our pittsburgh steelers.

  7. yodelpoo says: Nov 26, 2011 9:25 AM

    I have them going 3-3.

  8. tjacks7 says: Nov 26, 2011 9:26 AM

    Delusion seems to be the common theme in the NFL these days. Suh was just catching his balance and you guys are going 6-0. Give me a break.

  9. jetfan28 says: Nov 26, 2011 9:27 AM

    @purpleattack. Ya. Fortunately for you he’s not your coach. With his championship games in his first two years and all. Harbaugh is much more accomplished. Ya.

  10. captainwisdom8888 says: Nov 26, 2011 9:27 AM

    The Jets are the laughing stock of the league. Sick of hearing their constant BS is a major major understatement

  11. broncfolife says: Nov 26, 2011 9:27 AM

    Forgot one which I’ll give you but won’t really make any difference…..

    Redskins – W

  12. purpleattack says: Nov 26, 2011 9:31 AM

    @steelersownyou, the Ravens are good brah, deal with it ;)

  13. captainwisdom8888 says: Nov 26, 2011 9:31 AM

    Rex Ryan on Suh “He can come to NY and play, were willing to look past his actions.”

    -Ryan and the Jets dont even know when to stay out of other teams piles of BS. They gravitate like flies on…well…you get the point

  14. ravensman says: Nov 26, 2011 9:31 AM

    steelersownyou says: Nov 26, 2011 9:25 AM

    All I have to say is neither the harbaugh’s or the ryan’s our the coach of our pittsburgh steelers.

    Most people here pretty much realize the name of the coach of the Steelers. We know who the Ryans and Harbaughs cach for. But thanks for your important information, and your butchering of the English language.

  15. jobotjones says: Nov 26, 2011 9:31 AM

    Honestly, 6-0 the rest of the way probably will get it done. It won’t be easy for them but I’ve seen it before.

  16. redbullenergydrink says: Nov 26, 2011 9:33 AM

    The playoffs would be a LOT more interesting with the Jets, rather than the Bengals or Bills.

  17. veence69 says: Nov 26, 2011 9:34 AM

    Jordy Nelson just cried for another flag.

  18. jc1958cool says: Nov 26, 2011 9:35 AM

    one game at a time like the packers!
    that’s there problem looking ahead to the next LOSS! lmao

  19. redbullenergydrink says: Nov 26, 2011 9:36 AM

    CaptainWisdom… Rex was making that comment for humor purposes. He wasn’t serious if you didn’t notice. Loosen up.

  20. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Nov 26, 2011 9:37 AM

    Someone tell Rex and his players its actually 10-0 they will have to go to win a championship !

  21. johnnyuminus says: Nov 26, 2011 9:45 AM

    Going 6-0 the rest of the way is way too late because it would have started by upgrading the Offense Coordinator position. When it comes to the offensive side if the ball, Rex Ryan is still a “youmg” head coach who’ll eventually regret not addressing this issue much,much earlier.

  22. phillynac says: Nov 26, 2011 9:52 AM

    What coach encourages his players to look 6 games down the road? How about 1 game at a time?

  23. rexismybff says: Nov 26, 2011 9:53 AM

    Someone (like Dean Vernon Wormer) needs to tell Rex, “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

    The good teams play it one game at a time, and don’t talk BS about other teams on their schedule. Not Rexxy!

    6-0 would be a great idea, if the Jets had a quarterback, and an effective running back. I have no idea where the points would come from for them to go 6-0.

  24. omegaichiban says: Nov 26, 2011 9:55 AM

    yeah, they are dropping @ least two of those games…I hope Rex can hold back the tears. ‘Cause I like Rex.

  25. kacapaco says: Nov 26, 2011 9:55 AM

    No way the Jets are gona beat Eagles, NYG & Dolphins consecutively. They will finish like 9-7

  26. patriotera says: Nov 26, 2011 10:05 AM

    Calvin Pace should just go ahead and name those teams they lost to that they are “not supposed to lose to”. That would be entertainment!

  27. nfloracle says: Nov 26, 2011 10:07 AM

    If they finish out 4-2 I’ll be surprised. I don’t expect the Jets to make the playoffs this year, which is too bad because they’re great to watch when they’re a wildcard on the road.

  28. sschmiggles says: Nov 26, 2011 10:11 AM

    They should just focus on going 1-0 this weekend.

  29. melikefootball says: Nov 26, 2011 10:16 AM

    The Jets must feel the teams ahead of them, as of now, for the wild card will roll over and die. They have the same attitude win out and in.

  30. i3addog says: Nov 26, 2011 10:19 AM

    Uh huh, and when that happens I’ll be having a three way with Scarlett Johanson and Megan Fox.

  31. dumbaseinstien says: Nov 26, 2011 10:20 AM

    Talking 6 & 0….but they have the numbers flipped in order.

  32. johnnyb1976 says: Nov 26, 2011 10:21 AM

    AFC north gets both wildcard spots this season. The division is the best in football.

  33. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Nov 26, 2011 10:21 AM

    OK. If there’s a chance J-E-T-S can go 6-0 that means I have a chance to out-invest Warren Buffett, Make Anjelina show Brad the door, and inject myself into contention for the nomination of the Republican presidential race.

    What in God’s name are they putting in the water at Jets camp!

  34. pixelito says: Nov 26, 2011 10:32 AM

    It’s really just going 5-0 after they pick up their automatic win against Buffalo.

    Very possible, if not very probable.

  35. shanahanagans says: Nov 26, 2011 10:37 AM

    Pretty easy to look back and “shoulda won those games”
    Pretty easy to say “should win these games”
    Pretty hard to take anything the New York Jokes say seriously

  36. rcali says: Nov 26, 2011 10:40 AM

    Did Bill Belicheat and Tom Brady take over the coach and QB positions?

  37. mempusa says: Nov 26, 2011 10:41 AM

    @jetfan28…

    Harbaugh has a higher winning % than Rex as a head coach .672 vs .595

    The last time I checked, you don’t win anything for coming in 3rd or 4th so what exactly has Rex accomplished that’s greater than Harbaugh?

    It’s great to make a couple appearances in the AFC Championship but until you actually win an AFC Championship, you really can’t talk. It sure sounds foolish for #3 or #4 to talk smack to #5 or #6, doesn’t it?

  38. rowdymon says: Nov 26, 2011 10:46 AM

    They have a shot at doing it, but if they lose a game I see them folding and losing more after that.

  39. mrsryansfamoustoejam says: Nov 26, 2011 10:46 AM

    Rexy will click his heels and it will happen!

  40. realnflmaster says: Nov 26, 2011 10:46 AM

    Hey dumb effing morons, how many AFC Title games have your teams made the last two years without one home playoff game? That’s what I thought. We’ve beat Brady, Manning, Palmer, and Rivers, yet people still act like this team missed the playoffs the last two years. Here’s the harsh reality, you’re all idiots.

    KEEP HATING. LOLOLOLOLOLOL. YOU KNOW WE’RE A THREAT. Now rub our feet.

  41. boxwellj says: Nov 26, 2011 10:53 AM

    It’s hard to go 6-0 when you don’t even have enough courage to try to tackle a QB!

  42. commandercornpone says: Nov 26, 2011 10:57 AM

    well i see them as an 8-8 team, and losing their last 3 after getting theiri fans’ hopes up the next 3 weeks…

    but lets play along. of course most teams will improve their lot if they win their last 6 games. the trick is… doing it.

    houston is up by 2 on the titans and will remain that way. so, no titans as a wild card opponent.

    i see 2-3 teams finishing 8-8 in the west. so, no wild card opponent from the west.

    buffalo may win 1 more game, so no othr wild card from the east.

    that leaves the north. pitt and balto will both likely finish 12-4, and that means pitt is WC#1.

    what will cincinnati do… i say they finish 11.5 and with an 8-4 conference record will beat out the streaking jets and their 7-5 conference record.

    the jets need to do more than win their last 6. they need help. the bottom line in these situations is that the team in question has to win out. and they need all the teams that they cant catch, or cant realistically catch, to win out. thus neutralizing all competitors for a possible #6 wild card.

    the jets have buf, @was, kc, @phi, nyg, @mia.

    the bengals have cle, @pit, hou, @stl, ari, bal.

    i suggest the jets last 3 opponents will WANT those games.

    i also suggest balto wont NEED that last game.

  43. darrenindenver says: Nov 26, 2011 11:08 AM

    Maybe they should have just stopped Tebow…

  44. jimmysee says: Nov 26, 2011 11:13 AM

    So .. after the Jets lose Sunday, will we be reading next week :

    “Jets think 5-0 the rest of the way will do it.”

  45. jeepin08 says: Nov 26, 2011 11:18 AM

    This is a steeler based site. And if anyone writes anything against the steelers it gets yanked.
    Time after time.
    Mods will probably yank this one which makes this a biased site.
    Unbeleivable people that try to remove the first ammendment right.
    And just can’t except facts when presented.

    Hope the Jets go 6-0 so the Ravens will beat them twice the same way as they beat the stealers twice.
    Mods can’t handle that.

  46. EJ says: Nov 26, 2011 11:22 AM

    pixelito says:
    Nov 26, 2011 10:32 AM
    It’s really just going 5-0 after they pick up their automatic win against Buffalo.

    Very possible, if not very probable.

    Nothing is guaranteed in this league buddy.

  47. bsizemore68 says: Nov 26, 2011 11:27 AM

    The Dolphins are one real good QB from being a decent team, and they are looking to the draft for that QB, however I don’t expect them to beat the Pats on Christmas eve, then on New Years day at Miami I can only hope they beat the New Jersey jets and knock them out of the post season. Bill

  48. Andre's Johnson says: Nov 26, 2011 11:29 AM

    If the Jets were well-coached and truly focused, they’d be more worried about 1-0 than 6-0.

  49. baldingerspinky says: Nov 26, 2011 11:50 AM

    They won’t win in Philly.

  50. promin1 says: Nov 26, 2011 11:56 AM

    Love how the Jets fans think getting to two AFC title games in a row is some kind of feat to be proud of. That got the Bills real far in the 90s. Nobody even remembers it. All that matters is you win and in case your delusion is keeping you from remembering….you lost both. Get a grip.

  51. goawayeverybody says: Nov 26, 2011 12:14 PM

    At a minimum they will go 5-1 which would result in a 10-6 record and a playoff berth.

    vs. Bills – W
    vs. Redskins – W
    vs. Chiefs – W
    vs. Eagles – ?
    vs. Giants – W
    vs. Dolphins – W

  52. pixelito says: Nov 26, 2011 12:23 PM

    promin1 says:

    Love how the Jets fans think getting to two AFC title games in a row is some kind of feat to be proud of. That got the Bills real far in the 90s. Nobody even remembers it.

    If noone remembers it then why are you be mentioning it? Because we DON’T remember?

  53. bobl242 says: Nov 26, 2011 12:27 PM

    Hey dumb effing morons, how many AFC Title games have your teams made the last two years without one home playoff game? That’s what I thought. We’ve beat Brady, Manning, Palmer, and Rivers, yet people still act like this team missed the playoffs the last two years. Here’s the harsh reality, you’re all idiots.

    KEEP HATING. LOLOLOLOLOLOL. YOU KNOW WE’RE A THREAT. Now rub our feet.

    ———————————————————- Wow! Beating Brady, Manning, Palmer and Rivers. I guess that means you won the Super Bowl. No, I don’t remember that, maybe it was the AFC Title game you won. No, don’t remember that one either. Maybe the AFC East? Nope. Tell me, just exactly what did the Jets win?

  54. blackbug99 says: Nov 26, 2011 12:38 PM

    I realize the Jests are in the media capital of America! But, really? Before their last loss they were going to win the division and the super bowl. No excuses for my Bill’s, it’s a pro game stuff happens, but I’ll put their playing w/heart up against the Jests playing w/their mouths any day!!

  55. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Nov 26, 2011 12:43 PM

    Those PC moderators are at it again.

    Let’s try this one:

    PFT is the bestest site ever.

  56. stanmark says: Nov 26, 2011 12:44 PM

    @goawayeverybody, that is absolutely insane. They cant beat any team that has a halfway decent defense. sanchez averages 1 td a game and right over 200 yds. thats not going to beat the eagles, or the giants, or the dolphins. the redskins rebounded somewhat last week as well.
    the jets will go 8-8, 9-7 if they get lucky.

  57. blackbug99 says: Nov 26, 2011 1:20 PM

    palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says:
    Nov 26, 2011 12:43 PM
    Those PC moderators are at it again.
    ________________________________

    LOL, they do have a serious job and, while I have been edited, I appreciate their efforts to keep this board and the messages appropriate to the topic and decency

  58. opbilly says: Nov 26, 2011 1:22 PM

    im sorry i must have come in late. did i miss reading that the jets got another quarterback to take them 6-0 thru the rest of the season? who did they get? oh mark brunell! good luck with that!

  59. brutus9448 says: Nov 26, 2011 1:37 PM

    they may think beating miami in miami that last weekend will be easy but it won’t. Beating the jets and keeping them out of the playoffs will be motivation enough for the phins.

  60. richm2256 says: Nov 26, 2011 1:41 PM

    Yeah, why wouldn’t you expect a 5-5 to suddenly go 6-0. Makes perfect sense to me.

    Let me go pop in that Denver game one more time.

  61. rarson says: Nov 26, 2011 2:10 PM

    I’m starting to think MDS is the best writer here. He always points out relevant facts, like how the 11-5 Patriots didn’t make the playoffs. goawayeverybody must have a magical crystal ball that lets him see into the future and assert that 10-6 will make it this year.

    And once again, steelersownyou does a disservice to any respectable Steelers fans out there by representing them as inbred half-wit morons that can’t even coherently string a couple words together. Way to make your point, dummy.

  62. db105 says: Nov 26, 2011 2:13 PM

    A couple months ago the Jets were talking Super Bowl. Now the Jets have lowered their goal to just make the playoffs. Then again the Jets barely made the playoffs each of the past 2 seasons.

  63. nyjalleffingday says: Nov 26, 2011 2:18 PM

    @blackbug99

    I don’t, because I’ll type out a long winded reply as to why someones opinion has no basis in fact with stats, no profanity, the works, and it won’t get posted, but someone being totally disrespectful and classless will always make it through. Nobody actually talks about Pro Football here, because only troll comments make it through moderation.

  64. redbullenergydrink says: Nov 26, 2011 2:28 PM

    That defense is very capable of going 6-0. Anyone who denies this obviously doesn’t watch Jets football. It’s really Sanchez who’s holding that entire team back (obviously).

  65. blackbug99 says: Nov 26, 2011 3:38 PM

    To: nyjalleffingday, I appreciate your pain and the reality that this isn’t a fact based venue…..But, for this topic…The Jets open their mouths, again! I did give you a thumbs up for just being a smart commentator!

  66. davebroncos15 says: Nov 26, 2011 4:16 PM

    I’m so sick of this team talking trash about how they’re gonna win the Super Bowl. They aren’t winning 6 games in a row. They aren’t making the playoffs. I think it’s time for a new coach and a new QB. They aren’t even over hyped for talent. They’re over hyped for having a trash talking, over rated coach. His father sucked, his brother sucks, and he sucks. End of story.

  67. stanmark says: Nov 26, 2011 4:18 PM

    @redbull the blame for the jets offensive struggles runs deeper than sanchez (even though i believe he is horrible). the Jags can make the same argument you did for the Jets, for their team, therefore it is nonsense.

    @nyjallday @blackbug99
    I couldnt agree more about the moderating here, it is ridiculously bad. there is no terms of use, or posting rules or guidelines anywhere. they just have a few mods watching that try to keep up with it as best they can. This is what they have told me anyways. They even blocked my ip at one point, until i just did a clean reboot.

  68. dumbaseinstien says: Nov 26, 2011 4:25 PM

    The New York Jets are the most over rated team since the 2010 Dallas Cowboys!

  69. snarkzilla says: Nov 26, 2011 4:25 PM

    >That defense is very capable of going 6-0

    Wouldn’t that require Revis and Cromartie to at least try to tackle big guys?

  70. shif716 says: Nov 26, 2011 5:29 PM

    Bills get revenge this Sunday nothing is automatic in the nfl fitzmagic will bounce back

  71. blackbug99 says: Nov 26, 2011 5:44 PM

    Our AFCE differences aside..I know that no team outside of our division relishes a game against any of us…

  72. boblavoie says: Nov 26, 2011 6:02 PM

    Again the difference:
    New England takes one game at a time – and would never make stupid comments like that.

  73. dynaco says: Nov 26, 2011 6:32 PM

    db105 says:
    Nov 26, 2011 2:13 PM
    A couple months ago the Jets were talking Super Bowl. Now the Jets have lowered their goal to just make the playoffs. Then again the Jets barely made the playoffs each of the past 2 seasons.

    Sorry Green Bay you have to give back the title because you barely made the playoffs.

    What this site needs is a football IQ test prior to allowing posts.

  74. dynaco says: Nov 26, 2011 6:41 PM

    opbilly says:
    Nov 26, 2011 1:22 PM
    im sorry i must have come in late. did i miss reading that the jets got another quarterback to take them 6-0 thru the rest of the season? who did they get? oh mark brunell! good luck with that!

    Yes you are late, go back to whatever you were doing and leave us alone!

  75. tyler200829 says: Nov 26, 2011 6:43 PM

    Congrats for beating palmer, manning, brady and rivers. how many rings? Being a ravens fan, ive had that crap shoved down my throat for 3 years, and to a certain degree, its true, you havent won anything except an award for the leagues most annoying team in the NFL. Ohhh, and good luck coming into baltimore if you even dream of getting that far, cuz we’ll pumble you

  76. steelerfan999 says: Nov 26, 2011 6:47 PM

    bobl242 says:
    Nov 26, 2011 12:27 PM
    Hey dumb effing morons, how many AFC Title games have your teams made the last two years without one home playoff game? That’s what I thought. We’ve beat Brady, Manning, Palmer, and Rivers, yet people still act like this team missed the playoffs the last two years. Here’s the harsh reality, you’re all idiots.

    KEEP HATING. LOLOLOLOLOLOL. YOU KNOW WE’RE A THREAT. Now rub our feet.

    this site is for girls,try and reply to this moron and see if your reply gets posted.

  77. 1nyj says: Nov 26, 2011 6:53 PM

    New England fans once again just can’t wait for a Jets headline. It’s embarrassing how much time you pretentious mules spend hating the Jets. Go worry about going 13-3 and being humiliated in the first round of the playoffs. Again. At home. LOSERS.

  78. Fantasy Football Legend says: Nov 26, 2011 7:00 PM

    The Jets suck, I hope they don’t make playoffs.

  79. honkerdawg says: Nov 26, 2011 7:35 PM

    No way are the Jets going 6-0 or to the Super Bowl. Maybe Rex should learn how to coach and not just run his mouth

  80. MadDog Rickles says: Nov 26, 2011 10:01 PM

    rotflmfaooooooooooooo

  81. reedhof20 says: Nov 27, 2011 12:42 AM

    @jetsfan28
    Stop acting like those championship games mean something. Nobody remembers 2nd place, let alone 3rd and 4th. Especially when you won’t even make the playoffs this year. We own you and we made your quarterback look like he wanted to cry. I actually like Rex and seriously appreciate all he did for us here, and would even pull for him and Bart if the Ravens were not in it…unfortunately, their moron fans prevent me from doing so…but oh yeah, the Ravens are ALWAYS in it!!
    Enroll in BallSoHard U. It is the only chance for you
    -Posted on behalf of the Professor

  82. reedhof20 says: Nov 27, 2011 12:48 AM

    @blackbug-
    You are wrong. We would absolutely relish you and your patsy quarterback coming to the Vault…remember a few weeks ago dumb Jets fan???

  83. reedhof20 says: Nov 27, 2011 12:53 AM

    Oops,
    Blackbug isn’t a Jets fan…comment still applies

  84. ken2016 says: Nov 27, 2011 1:19 AM

    They can do it! Jets play well when their up against the wall. Go madison ave mark (sanchez)

  85. monropoobah says: Nov 27, 2011 6:32 AM

    jeepin08 says:
    Nov 26, 2011 11:18 AM
    This is a steeler based site. And if anyone writes anything against the steelers it gets yanked.
    Time after time.
    Mods will probably yank this one which makes this a biased site.
    Unbeleivable people that try to remove the first ammendment right.
    And just can’t except facts when presented.

    Hope the Jets go 6-0 so the Ravens will beat them twice the same way as they beat the stealers twice.
    Mods can’t handle that.

    ——————————————————
    at the top of my page is a story about the jets hoping to go 6 and 0. what’s at the top of yours? maybe the ‘mods’ changed it from a steelers story?

  86. monropoobah says: Nov 27, 2011 6:35 AM

    tyler200829 says:
    Nov 26, 2011 6:43 PM
    Congrats for beating palmer, manning, brady and rivers. how many rings? Being a ravens fan, ive had that crap shoved down my throat for 3 years, and to a certain degree, its true, you havent won anything except an award for the leagues most annoying team in the NFL. Ohhh, and good luck coming into baltimore if you even dream of getting that far, cuz we’ll pumble you

    ——————————————————
    pumble. that’s great. we gonna have a pillow fight?

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