Here's a stunner: The New York Jets would be in the playoffs if the regular season ended today.

As unlikely as that seemed a few months ago, or even just a few days ago, Rex Ryan's bunch has made a statement as it heads into the bye-week break that the Jets don't plan on going away anytime soon.

In the up-and-down world that is the Jets' season, opinions continue to fluctuate on whether this team could be a serious playoff contender. But after a surprising 26-20 win over New Orleans on Sunday, the question might be: Why not?

Many fans and media picked the Jets to win between three and five games back in July. Well, they're 5-4 and currently hold the No. 6 spot in the AFC playoff picture.

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