New York Jets (at Seahawks)
OK, it’s never great news when you need some help from the New York Jets. It would be the Jets’ first victory since Dec. 29, 2019. As they seem set on securing the first overall pick of the draft, we shouldn’t bank on them getting the upset against an angry Seattle Seahawks team.
And yes, earlier I noted that according to Adam Schefter, a Packers and Seahawks win would guarantee Green Bay a playoff berth. But forget about that for a moment. With Green Bay so close to securing a spot in the postseason anyway, a Seattle loss is far more likely to be helpful.
The Seahawks are still in contention for the NFC West title and, therefore also in the mix for the NFC’s top seed. The best-case scenario would be for the NFC West teams to continue to lose, ensuring the Packers earn at least the number two seed while putting some pressure on the New Orleans Saints for the number one.
Should we expect the Jets to win? Absolutely not. But I wrote the same a week ago when another team from New York visited Seattle. And, well, the Seahawks lost. The Jets also came close to winning their first game last week.
Anything is possible, even for the Jets.