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  1. Hope and concern: Dolphins and playoffs

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins (6-6) picked up a huge 23-3 victory over the New York Jets (5-7). The victory provides Miami an inside track on the final wild-card spot in the AFC with four games remaining. Here are reasons to be hopeful and concerned about Mi...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  2. Poll Friday: Final AFC wild card?

    James Walker

    The AFC is top heavy this season with powerhouse teams like the Denver Broncos (9-1) and Kansas City Chiefs (9-1). However, there are a lot of teams in the mix for that final wild card in the AFC. So which team will claim the coveted final playoff...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  3. Four things we learned from Week 17

    James Walker

    1. Patriots improved chances for deep playoff run The Patriots needed some good fortune and a good performance Sunday to land a first-round bye. Both things happened, and as a result New England will skip the wild-card round. The Indianapolis C...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  4. Three things to watch: Jets at Titans

    James Walker

    The New York Jets (6-7) will try to stay alive in the AFC wild-card race against the Tennessee Titans (4-9) on ESPN's "Monday Night Football." Here are three things to watch for New York: 1. Braylon Edwards returns: The Jets went back to the fu...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  5. Poll Friday: Can Jets run the table?

    James Walker

    The New York Jets (6-7) have found themselves in the thick of the wild-card chase with just three weeks remaining. Our "Poll Friday" question zeroes in on New York's playoff chances. Will the Jets, a team many left for dead, run the table? They ha...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  6. AFC East Playoff Machine

    James Walker

    Can those zany New York Jets (6-7) get the final wild card for the AFC playoffs? What must happen for the New England Patriots (9-3) to get the No. 1 or No. 2 seed and a first-round bye? Do the Buffalo Bills (5-8) and Miami Dolphins (5-8) still...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  7. Poll: AFC East wild card?

    James Walker

    I've said for weeks that only one team from the AFC East -- the New England Patriots -- will make the playoffs. This would be the second year in a row the division has just one playoff representative. But the Buffalo Bills (4-6), New York Jets (4-...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  8. Dolphins, Jets wont face Rob Gronkowski

    James Walker

    The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins are a pair of 4-6 teams fighting to keep their season alive. Every game will be critical for these two AFC East teams to have a shot at making a late run at the wild card. That is why Miami and New York receive...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  9. Wild-card Watch: Jets need a miracle

    James Walker

    The New York Jets controlled whether they would make the playoffs for for two straight weeks and laid a pair of eggs against the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. Now, the Jets need a miracle. There is only one scenario in Week 17 where ...

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  10. Jets' playoff hopes rest with running game

    James Walker

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Forget about quarterback Mark Sanchez. He's not going to single-handedly carry the New York Jets. Don't worry about New York's defense. That group will be there when it matters. The most important factor that will dete...

    Blog | December 11, 2011
  11. Will Jets get help in Week 14?

    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...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  12. Seven things we learned about AFC East

    James Walker

    MIAMI -- Week 13 told us a lot about the AFC East. With the playoff race heating up, we got a much better understanding of the pretenders and contenders. Here are seven things we learned: 1. The Jets are back in it It was a great weekend for...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  13. Playoff machine: Will Jets get in?

    James Walker

    Will the New York Jets (6-5) get the final wild card in the AFC? Will the New England Patriots (8-3) secure home-field advantage? Don't wait until January. Find out now with ESPN.com's playoff machine. The playoff race is heating up after anoth...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  14. Seven-step drop: Andre Carter on a tear

    James Walker

    Here are seven notes and observations from Week 10 in the AFC East: The New England Patriots received a lot of press for making big-name acquisitions like Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ochocinco. But New England's best offseason addition turned ou...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  15. Seven-step drop: Is Ravens' offense back?

    James Walker

    Here are seven notes and observations from wild-card weekend in the AFC North: I noticed something very interesting during my interview last week with Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Despite his offense sputtering the previous...

    Blog | January 10, 2011
  16. Rapid Reaction: Ravens 30, Chiefs 7

    James Walker

    KANSAS CITY -- Here are early thoughts on the Baltimore Ravens' convincing playoff victory against the Kansas City Chiefs: What it means: The Ravens won a wild-card game for the third straight year and improved to 7-3 all time on the road in the p...

    Blog | January 09, 2011