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AFC Playoff Picture: New York Jets officially eliminated from postseason play

At 0-10, they have no path.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

On Sunday, the New York Jets became the first team in the NFL to be officially eliminated from postseason play. Their loss to the Los Angeles Chargers dropped them to 0-10 on the year.

With ten losses, the best they can hope for is a 6-10 record. With six teams in the AFC already at seven wins, that leaves just the seventh spot available. The Miami Dolphins and Las Vegas Raiders are both 6-4 and play later this year, meaning at least one of them will finish better than 6-10. With Buffalo at seven wins, New York can’t win the division.

Their game on Sunday was definitely their best shot of the remaining contests. They only have one game remaining against a team that currently holds a losing record; their Week 17 game against the New England Patriots. The Jets haven’t beaten the Patriots since 2015.

We could very possibly be looking at the third 0-16 team in NFL history.