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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 ...
BEST OF MAXIM
There are plenty of negative things to say about Mark Sanchez as a quarterback, but you can't discount his optimism.
Just five days after getting shellacked by the New England Patriots, the New York Jets' quarterback is still confident about his team's playoff chances, despite a 4-7 record. Perhaps when things have hit rock bottom there's nowhere to go but up, but...
Today, New York jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was asked about last week’s butt-fumble and said he was stunned when it happened.
“I guess (I was) more stunned than anything,” Sanchez told the Associated Press Wednesday, via NFL.com. “Just like a car accident. I was like, ‘Whoa. What just happened?’ Then, the ball’s gone. It was weird.”
You have to give Sanchez credit...
KEEPING THE FAITH
Joe Namath indicated he was losing faith in Mark Sanchez, but the former Jets legend apparently is still on board with the current QB.
A cap tip to longtime Friend of the Facts William Berry for the video: N.Y. Jets lowlights, played to the tune of the old British slapstick comedy, the Benny Hill Show.
Oh boy. It seems that New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez has been dipping into the Kool-Aid that his head coach enjoys. It must also be spiked with some something pretty strong. The Jets currently stand at 4-7 and the cusp of futility, and a major offseason shake-up anticipated. There are zero glimmers of hope [...]
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Each passing day brings more embarassment to the Jets organization. As if every radio show and newspaper belittling the team wasn’t enough, this video surfaced online today of the Jets players making their way to the locker room at halftime of the Thanksgiving game. Remember that game? The one where Mark Sanchez ran into his o-lineman’s ass and the Jets got stomped by the Patriots...
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Instead, it has been a major disappointment and hardly the big, bad bunch the coach sold it as.
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While none of the NFL coaches who have been on the hot seat since early October have been fired yet, the day is likely coming soon.
Look for Week 13 NFL specials at Bovada on the futures of a few of those coaches on the chopping block.
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When it comes to the United State, New York tends to the center of attention. When it comes to the NFL, the Jets, infamously, have become the new center of attention of the league. One not close to football might wonder, “Why are the 4-7 New York Jets, who have lost four of their last five games the head team that the national media wants to talk about?”
On top of having the...
The New York Jets host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in a game where both teams are surprised about where they stand at this point in the season."We feel we're a better football team than our record indicates, and I'm sure they do as well," said Rex Ryan on Wednesday. "They should feel that way. Both teams are hungry for a win, and I think there probably...
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