Well here we are, the final act of the 2011-12 regular season. The Giants and Jets are both very much alive and yet very much on life support. The team with the bigger "Bring out your dead..." moment is the Jetropolitans. In order for the Jets to make it to the postseason they need a string of good luck today. A big string of good luck. They must beat the Dolphins in Miami. OK, doable. The Dolphins are very hot right now and the Jets have lost their way so it won't be easy but here is the rest of that lifeline:
Cincinnati must lose at home to Baltimore. Both teams have a lot to play for but Baltimore looks to be a stronger choice here.
Tennessee must lose in Houston. Will Houston be resting players at some point? Tennessee doesn't really scare anyone do they?
Denver or Oakland must lose. The Broncos host Kansas City while the Raiders face San Diego at home. We think Kansas City, which has won maybe once in Denver since Len Dawson was their QB will continue that pedigree. The Raiders? Who knows, flip a coin.
If they don't win and get in it's more than time to ask the question in Mark Sanchez wasn't more of a fashionable sexy draft pick than a smart franchise move for a QB. Stats don't lie after all this time.
Now, the team that stomped the Jets like narcs at a biker rally, your New Jersey football Giants, have an easier and more direct path which would be to beat Dallas at home tonight. That's all. Pass rush, harass, hit, annoy and sack Tony Romo out of existence and the playoffs beckon. They should be able to do that. Dallas also has a very unsteady head coach in Jason Garrett who doesn't seem to do them any favors at key moments. Free up next weekend Giants fans.
New Jersey Giants 31
Dallas Cowboys 17
New Jersey Jets 27
Miami Dolphins 26
Alas, the Jets playoff scenario mountain is just too high to climb and we think they're done after today. Nice guarantee at the beginning of the season there Rex.