How can the Jaguars make the NFL playoffs?

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars are still in contention for a wildcard spot in the 2013 NFL playoffs at 4-9, so how can they get there?

The Jacksonville Jaguars started the 2013 NFL season with eight straight losses and looked as if they might go winless after the bye week. Fortunately for fans, head coach Gus Bradley and general manager Dave Caldwell the Jaguars have rattled off four wins over the past five weeks, including winning three games in a row for the first time in three seasons.

Not only have the Jaguars started to rattle off some wins, but they're still in playoff contention. They need a lot of help, though.

So how can the 2013 Jacksonville Jaguars make the NFL playoffs?

First of all they need to win out the season and finish 7-9. That's not all that difficult to see with match ups against the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans at home, finishing up with an Indianapolis Colts team that's not likely playing for anything in Week 17.

Now if the Jaguars win out, they also need the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, and Baltimore Ravens to lose three of their last four games. They will also need the Tennessee Titans to lose a game outside of their upcoming head to head matchup and the Oakland Raiders, the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego to lose two out of their last four as well as the Cleveland Browns losing a game along the way.

So, win out, hope three teams lose three out of the next four and that the Titans, Chargers, Steelers and Raiders finish 2-2 and the Browns lose one of their last four.

Simple.

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