I've always thought winning the division is the most important. It gives you 2 things, bragging rights and your in the playoff's. If you win the division and do well enough you get a by.
I've never liked backing into the playoff's or just getting in by chance. So...thats my story.
Again IMO winning the division is what football teams want to accomplish first.
Anyway since the jets went to the SB in 1969 they have only accomplished this 3 times. They have always been dominated by the other teams in the AFCE.
sure they want to accomplish that first but if they don't and they earn a WC they still have a chance to win a SB. You can have your 2008 div title and one and done w/ home humiliation, I'll take 4 road wins and 2 chances to play for the right to represent the AFC in the SB. ask anyone associated w/ an NFL team what they'd prefer and I guarantee you it won't be your answer.
stop talking about ancient history, your franchise has been the biggest laughingstock in the division(along w/ Buffalo) for a long time and each of you guys went on a spending spree the last 2 years only to see the same results- finishing behind us and NE