How the Jets fared against this year's playoff teams

The Jets had arguably their best performance of the season against one of this year's playoff teams

With the playoffs beginning today, it seemed as good a time as any to take a look at how the Jets fared this season against playoff competition.

As you can imagine -- not well.

Jets vs. 2018 playoff teams

The Jets played only five games against postseason teams -- vs. IND (Week 6), at CHI (Week 8), vs. NE (Week 12), vs. HOU (Week 15) and at NE (Week 17) -- and went 1-4.

But that one win was probably their most complete game of the year, as they picked off Andrew Luck three times, including Morris Claiborne's pick-six on the first play from scrimmage (with a big assist from Jamal Adams), in a 42-34 win over the Colts.

Jason Myers made a franchise-record seven field goals and Sam Darnold and Chris Herndon had their first touchdown connection, as the Jets improved to a surprising 3-3.

But New York won just one game -- in Buffalo -- the rest of the season. Meanwhile, Indianapolis went 9-1 after that game to capture the AFC South. Crazy.

In their only road game against playoff competition, the Jets were dominated in Chicago, 24-10, as they had only 207 yards of offense.

They kept it close with the Patriots in the teams' first game, drawing tied late in the third quarter before giving up two touchdowns in a 27-13 loss. But were dominated, 38-3, in the season finale.

In a Week 15 Saturday game at home against the Texans, they had a three-point lead with five minutes to play, but lost, 29-22.

Twitter: @CCMascaro/@JetsMaven

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