I know this is a dead horse by this point, and you all realize the Jets earned their way into the Playoffs. Even so, let's focus on an overlooked aspect.
Sunday night the Jets needed to win to get in. Had they lost, the Texans would have made the Playoffs. They were the closest competitor. Why did the Texans need help instead of controlling their own destiny? The Jets dominated them in their building Week 1.
The Jets got in because of that dominating performance over the next team in line. Remember that the next time you hear some hater complains about a tainted Playoff spot as if such a team existed.