Originally posted on NBC New York  |  Last updated 11/24/11
During his weekly visit with the media, Mark Sanchez sounded upbeat when he said he thought the team had a good shot of making the playoffs. You know things are bleak for Rex Ryan's team when a good shot at the playoffs qualifies as pie-in-the-sky dreaming. The Jets have a shot at the playoffs, but is it a good shot? With half a dozen games left for a team that has played to a 5-5 record in the first 10 games, we thought it would be a good idea to come up with three reasons why the Jets should keep the faith and three reasons why there should be serious doubts about a third straight playoff trip for Rex and his crew. Since the Jets alternate from playing inspiring football and eliciting reactions like this, we'll switch from positive to negative on the list. Keep the Faith: The Jets have been through this before in the Ryan era and they have come out the other side with a postseason berth firmly in their grasp. While it is the nature of Jets fans to see disaster around every corner, this
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