NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Despite a 45-3 drubbing in Week 13, Rex Ryan’s second-place New York Jets can clinch a playoff berth this weekend.
The Jets (9-3) need a win and losses or ties by the Chargers and Jaguars, or Chargers and Colts. Or a Jets tie and losses by San Diego and Indianapolis, plus a loss or tie by Oakland.
Division leaders New England, Pittsburgh and Atlanta are also in position to clinch in Week 14.
The Patriots (10-2) will do so simply with a victory. They also get in if Miami and Jacksonville both lose or tie, or if Miami and Indianapolis both lose or tie.
The Steelers need a variety of scenarios, all of them requiring a Pittsburgh win except one in which a tie and losses or ties by Miami, Oakland and San Diego, and an Indianapolis loss will do.
Atlanta must win and have any two of the Giants, Eagles and Packers lose. Or a Falcons tie and losses by the Giants, Eagles, Packers and a loss or tie by the Buccaneers.
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