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Jets Playoff Scenarios for Week 17

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Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Here are the playoff scenarios for the Jets in Week 17 of the 2015 NFL season. The easiest way to get in is simply to beat the Bills. There are some alternative paths and still paths to the five seed and a first round date against the AFC South Champion.

The Jets can clinch a Playoff berth in these ways:

  • A win over the Buffalo Bills
  • A tie against the Buffalo Bills
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers losing to the Cleveland Browns
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers tying the Cleveland Browns
The Jets can clinch the fifth seed in the AFC in these ways:
  • A win over the Buffalo Bills coupled with a Kansas City Chiefs loss to the Oakland Raiders
  • A win over the Buffalo Bills coupled with a Denver Broncos loss to the San Diego Chargers
  • A tie against the Buffalo Bills coupled with a Kansas City Chiefs loss to the Oakland Raiders
  • A win over the Buffalo Bills coupled with a Kansas City Chiefs tie against the Oakland Raiders