Of course, all this will be moot if Bill Belichick decides to rest his crew for their playoffs. The fact that the Jets are still in the hunt for a playoff spot, might be enough for Belichick to roll out the starters to put the Jets away. The Jets normally play the Patriots tough, and Belichick might not want to risk seeing them for a third time.

However it plays out, it’s a win or go home matchup for the Jets. They possess talent on both sides of the ball, and now is the time to show exactly how good this team is.

Time will tell if the Jets belong in the playoffs after this Sunday.