Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/29/12
Things may be terrible for the Arizona Cardinals, but Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets are the butt of jokes nationally. Coach Rex Ryan still thinks his beleaguered team has a chance at the playoffs. Sanchez and the Jets will try to rebound from an embarrassing performance by beginning to capitalize on a seemingly favorable season-ending stretch of schedule Sunday against the Cardinals. Arizona (4-7) opened the season 4-0 before its current seven-game tailspin put it practically out of playoff contention. While New York (4-7) owns the same record, it feels it still has a chance to make a run at a postseason spot. However, the Jets resembled anything but a playoff team on national television on Thanksgiving, losing 49-19 to AFC East-leading New England. They surrendered 35 points in the second quarter with three touchdowns coming in a span of 52 seconds, including a fiasco of a play by Sanchez that typified their season to date. The embattled quarterback tried to run the ball ...
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