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Do I have to cheer for the Jets? Sunday Hell!!!



I hate Sunday's like today.  Don't get me wrong, I love watching the Dolphins in prime time, but without a Phins game on Sunday afternoon, I just feel lost.  This week it is especially tough because I got to thinking this morning that I might have to root for the Jets today.  No Dolphins game and having to root for the Jets, that is Sunday Hell for me!!!

So before you get all over me and wanting to ban me from the site, here is my reasoning.  The standings below show where the Phins stand today in the division.  With a Jets win today, NE (6-4) will hold a one game lead over the Dolphins (5-5) and the Jets (5-5).  The Phins would have the best record in the division (3-1), NE (2-2), and the Jets (2-3).  The Phins hold the tie breaker over the Jets because of the division record and beating them twice this year.


AFC East
Team W L T PCT PF PA Home Road DIV PCT AFC PCT NFC Streak
New England 6 3 0 .667 259 150 5-0 1-3 2-1 .667 4-3 .571 2-0 Lost 1
Miami 5 5 0 .500 242 244 3-2 2-3 3-1 .750 3-3 .500 2-2 Won 2
N.Y. Jets 4 5 0 .444 199 158 2-3 2-2 1-3 .250 4-4 .500 0-1 Lost 2
Buffalo 3 6 0 .333 140 210 1-3 2-3 1-2 .333 1-5 .167 2-1 Lost 2

 So, with a Jets win today and a Phins win over NE on Dec. 6, the Phins and NE would have the same record at 7-5 (assuming both teams win next week).  Because of the division records the Phins (5-1) would hold the tie breaker over the Pats and essentially be leading the division.   I am sure most everyone here realizes this, but it still doesn't make me feel any better about rooting for the Jets.  I just needed to rationalize it to myself.  Agree or Disagree?  

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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