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Can Jets still make the playoffs losing in Week 17?

We go over the Jets’ chances to make the postseason going into their Week 17 game against the Seahawks.

Mike White #5 of the New York Jets runs onto the field during introductions before a game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on November 14, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

4 p.m. results update: The Jets lost to the Seahawks 23-6 and have been eliminated from playoff contention. The lack of a capable quarterback doomed the Jets, who have a playoff ready defense. The Seahawks will need to win next week against the Rams and have the Lions beat the Packers to get into the playoffs.

1 p.m. results update: The Patriots beat the Dolphins, which narrows the Jets window. New York needs to beat Seattle, but they also need the Bills to beat the Patriots in Week 18. That’s a very real possibility, but it’s not a sure thing.

The New York Jets are still clinging to postseason hope. They head into Week 17 on a four-game losing streak but are crossing their fingers that a healthy Mike White can provide a spark against the Seattle Seahawks. Going into this week, there is still a chance for the Jets to make the postseason, but they do not control their own destiny.

Jets playoff chances

Record: 7-8
Odds to make playoffs: Off the board
Remaining opponents: @ SEA, @ MIA

New York needs plenty to go right for them to make the postseason. They beat the Miami Dolphins earlier in the year, so if they can win in Week 17, they just need to complete the season sweep of the Dolphins, and that gives them a solid chance of locking down the No. 7 seed. If that happens and the Patriots either lose to the Dolphins in Week 17 or the Bills in Week 18, the Jets are in the playoffs.

Current playoff standings

Wild card

6. Chargers, 9-6
7. Dolphins, 8-7

8. Patriots, 7-8
9. Titans, 7-8
10. Jets, 7-8
11. Steelers, 7-8
12. Raiders, 6-9