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Friday, December 9, 2011
Will Jets get help in Week 14?

By James Walker

The New York Jets need help. But is anyone willing to assist them?

Time is running out and Week 14 could be huge for New York to make up ground in the wild-card chase. The Jets (7-5) have been inconsistent all year and put themselves in a position where they could miss the postseason for the first time under coach Rex Ryan. To avoid it, New York needs to keep winning and have a few teams ahead of the Jets lose.

Here are the key games the Jets and their fans need to keep an eye on this weekend:
Despite similar records, Oakland, Tennessee and Cincinnati are all ahead of New York, via tiebreakers, for the final wild-card spot in the AFC. The Jets need to jump all three teams in the next four weeks.

It's possible that the Bengals, Titans and Raiders could all lose this week. The trio plays very good opponents. But even if, say, two of these teams fall, that's good progress for the Jets.

Of course, New York has to handle its business at home by beating the Kansas City Chiefs (5-7). The Jets are 5-1 at MetLife Stadium this year and are heavily favored to win.