The New York Jets should clinch a spot in the AFC playoffs this weekend, regardless of being distracted by Rex Ryan foot-fetish stories or whether they win or lose Sunday against the 10-4 Chicago Bears.
If the Jets go to Chicago and win, they are in. The Jets are currently two-point underdogs for the meeting at Soldier Field against the NFC North champions.
The Jets, though, can also clinch if either Jacksonville or Indianapolis ties or loses.
The Colts (8-6) are two-point favorites to go into Oakland and take care of business against the 7-7 Raiders. Despite beating Jacksonville last week I am not buying that Peyton Manning can get his decimated team to the playoffs. I think the Raiders win here.
Check back on Thursday when I make my five official picks for Week 16 games in the NFL.