The Jets return from their bye week in position to do what was unthinkable three months ago — make a run at the playoffs.

Gang Green face the Bills on Sunday in control of their playoff lives. They would be the AFC’s sixth seed if the playoffs started now. With seven games left, they have to hold onto the spot, and that begins with a divisional test at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

“It’s always been our goal,” linebacker Calvin Pace said of the playoffs. “It’s just the fact that these so-called experts and people who don’t play football thought we were deserving of being ranked 32nd.

We’ve always believed we were a playoff team. That was our goal to get to the playoffs. It’s nothing new for us. It’s just now people can see that, ‘Hey, we are halfway decent.’ We’ve still got a lot of football left and some work to do.”

That work includes becoming a better road team. The Jets are 1-3 on the road this season,and this is the first of four road games the Jets have down the stretch.

“We’re better at home, which is not surprising, because we feed off the energy from our fans,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “We have to be able to win on the road, though. If we’re going to do anything we have to do that, and this is something that we’ve talked about and we’re focused on. Really, you face the opponent and you don’t get the energy boost that you get from your fans [at home], but we’ve got to be focused enough and dialed in enough that we handle our business.’’

The Jets also need to show they can handle success. Expectations were raised with their win over the Saints two weeks ago. There is playoff talk and the team signed veteran safety