All right, it’s time to start concentrating, folks: The Jets are trying to reach the Super Bowl this weekend. That’s an event that’s actually occurring. We didn’t make that up.
At last glance, the Jets were seven-point underdogs, but you can probably expect that line to shrink a little bit in the next 40 hours, because the Jets are gaining more traction among the commentariat than you might think. Just so you know whom to trust afterward, we’ve compiled a list of “expert” predictions.
Cris Collinsworth: Colts.
Mike Florio, Pro Football Talk: Jets 17, Colts 13.
Bob Glauber, Newsday: Jets 23, Colts 20.
Drew Magary, Deadspin: Jets 21, Colts 19.
Jay-Z: Jets win.
Peter King, Sports Illustrated: Colts 20, Jets 16.
Chris Mortensen, ESPN: Colts.
Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders: Colts.
Adam Schefter, ESPN: Jets.
Bill Simmons, ESPN: Colts 24, Jets 13.
Wall Street Journal simulator thing: Colts 28, Jets 20.
The official prediction of The Sports Section is that the Jets are going to lose. That is the exact prediction we had for both the Bengals and the Chargers, too, so obviously, we’re pretty confident in it.