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  1. Geno thinks Jets are Super contenders

    Kieran Darcy

    Last month, Michael Vick said the New York Jets are capable of getting to the Super Bowl this season, with Geno Smith at quarterback. Apparently Smith agrees with him. "I feel good about our team making a Super Bowl run," Smith told the NFL Net...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. Rex: Teams don't want to play us

    Rich Cimini

    Brash Rex made a brief appearance Thursday. Well, let's say it was Brash Rex Lite. On the eve of rookie camp, Rex Ryan spoke confidently about his team, saying he expects the New York Jets to be a playoff contender. That's hardly an outlandish sta...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  3. Why playoff odds aren't in Ravens' favor

    Jamison Hensley

    In one line of thinking, the Baltimore Ravens have the best chance at making the playoffs among the four remaining contenders. There are 16 scenarios involving the Ravens, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers, and seven of th...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  4. NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 16

    John Clayton

    Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17. Plus, the Colts' gains, Sean Payton's missteps and more.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2013
  5. How to bet playoff contenders versus non-playoff teams late in se...

    PJ Walsh

    PJ Walsh of Sports Insights examines where the betting value lies when winning teams face opponents with losing records over the final weeks of the season. He also outlines a few system plays for Week 15.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2013
  6. Who is Ravens' biggest wild-card threat?

    Jamison Hensley

    The Baltimore Ravens (6-6) currently hold the No. 6 and final playoff seed in the AFC. While I don't see the Ravens or any other of the wild-card contenders winning their final four games, I still believe someone will get the second wild-card spot wi...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  7. NFL's Coach of the Year contenders

    Mike Sando

    Seventeen NFL franchises have changed head coaches since the 2010 season. Those fired coaches were earning millions per year, of course. It was their lower-paid assistants who were most vulnerable to the churn. Some didn't have long-term contracts or...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  8. Biggest NFL games of Week 12 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    John Clayton

    John Clayton's First and 10: Thanks to the AFC's mediocre middle, 4-6 teams remain viable playoff contenders.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  9. Rex Ryan makes Jets relevant

    Ashley Fox

    A few months ago the New York Jets looked like a joke, Ashley Fox writes, but Rex Ryan has them in the playoff hunt.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2013
  10. Morning report: Saints' worst starter?

    Mike Triplett

    Pro Football Focus broke down its picks for the "worst players on the NFL's best teams" -- more specifically, the weakest link in the starting lineup of the league's top contenders. For the Saints, they went with inside linebacker Curtis Lofton, har...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  11. Up-and-down Jets are playoff contenders

    Rich Cimini

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The NFL lives by the principle, "On any given Sunday." Not the New York Jets. For them, it's, "Every other Sunday." Every other Sunday, the Jets are an elite football team. They're 5-0 in odd weeks, having defeated a coupl...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  12. Green Day: Deal or no deal?

    Rich Cimini

    The 4-3 New York Jets are a surprise contender with a couple of glaring holes. The trading deadline is next Tuesday. Should they be buyers? I say it's OK to shop, but be careful. As much as they could use a quality wide receiver, it doesn't make s...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  13. Rex Ryan says New York Jets not actively looking to trade Darrell...

    Jane McManus

    All the reports that the New York Jets are shopping cornerback Darrelle Revis, with Tampa Bay as a strong contender, were refuted by coach Rex Ryan on Friday when he was asked about the future of arguably the team's best player.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  14. Cincinnati Bengals stick nose into AFC North business

    Ashley Fox

    It didn't seem possible a few weeks ago, Ashley Fox writes, but the Bengals could rearrange the AFC North pecking order.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  15. Jets-Titans Preview

    Jets-Titans Preview

    Preview | December 12, 2012
  16. Final Word: AFC East

    James Walker

    Here are five nuggets of knowledge about Week 11: Hot playoff contenders: Sunday's matchup between the New England Patriots (6-3) and Indianapolis Colts (6-3) could be a playoff preview. If the season ended today, both teams would be in. The Patri...

    Blog | November 16, 2012