The New York Jets, New York Giants and Miami Dolphins could end long playoff droughts while the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles

These aren’t the NFL standings anyone envisioned before the season. 

“I guess I would say it’s a little crazier than normal,” former NFL quarterback and current NBC “Football Night in America"  

Seven of the 14 playoff teams each of the last two seasons hadn’t reached the postseason the previous year. 

What makes this season stand out is that several playoff contenders are relevant for the first time in several years. 

The Jets haven’t reached the postseason since 2010, the longest absence of any team. 

Whoever we’re playing, whether it’s before or after the game, we know that we can play with anybody just based off our confidence, 

Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley said. “I feel like we’re a young group, but we’re very wise in a lot of areas