At this point in the season it seems that the chances of the Jets reaching the playoffs are slim. Through week 11 the Jets maintain a weak 5-5 record in a tough AFC east division, which at first glance looks like the hopes of a lot of Jets fans ending abruptly.
But if we take a look at some previous years, its interesting to note how the team has fared in the past when dealing with a similar situation of being a .500 ball club past the midway point of the season.
Most recently, in 2009, the Jets took a difficult blow in week 11 to the New England Patriots to send their record to 4-6. A lot of fans thought the Jets season was over, but they turned it around and ended up making the playoffs at 9-7 and eventually making it to the AFC championship.
In 2006, the Jets were 5-5 through week 11 and proceeded to 10-6 by the end of the regular season, clinching a wildcard birth and losing in the Wildcard round to the New England Patriots.
In 2002, the Jets were 5-5 through week 11 and proceeded to 9-7 by the end of the regular season, winning the AFC east division and losing in the divisional round of playoffs to the Oakland Raiders.
In 2000, the Jets were 6-4 through week 11 and proceeded to 9-7 by the end of the regular season, although failing to clinch a playoff birth.
What I'm trying to say is that although our season looks over at this point, it is far from it. There is still plenty chance of Super Bowl Contention. With good play from here out and some help from our divisional pals, the Jets still have a a hope.