The Jets are not going to make the Playoffs in 2017, but their position in the NFL Draft is currently unsettled. A loss improves the team’s chances of getting a higher pick.
The Patriots are playing for postseason seeding. With a win tomorrow, New England clinches the top spot in the AFC, guaranteeing homefield advantage throughout the Playoffs. A loss coupled with a Steelers win drops the Patriots to the second seed, possibly forcing them to play the AFC Championship Game on the road in Pittsburgh. Beating the Steelers there a second time in two months would be no easy task.
While understanding the stakes are not quite that simplistic, I present a question to you. What would you prefer? Would you rather see the Jets get a better Draft pick or knock the Patriots out of the top seed in the AFC?
What would you rather see?
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The Jets improve their Draft positioning
The Jets hurt the Patriots’ Playoff positioning