Re: Do The Patriots make the playoffs without Gronk?
posted at 11/18/2012 10:49 PM EST
In response to vertigho's comment:
Hypothetically speaking, if New England was to lose to the Jets this week, they'd go to 7-4, 3-1 in the division, and 1-1 vs. the Jets.
The Jets would go to 5-6, 3-2 in the divsion, and 1-1 vs. the Pats.
The obvious advantage still belongs to the Patriots, but things would get interesting at that point.
If New England was to win, which I expect that they will, they would essentially lock-up the division.
The Jets have a cupcake of a schedule remaining, facing (after playing the Pats) Arizona, Jacksonville, Tennessee, San Diego, and Buffalo.
The Patriots however, have a tougher road, facing Houston and San Fran.
The Dolphins shouldn't pose a threat, as they too have to play San Fran, but the Bills have a fairly easy schedule remaining as well.
Thursday's game is a big deal.
Good points. And to think someone started a thread the other day "why all the jets threads"
Big game on the road in 5 days.