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The last time we saw Mark Sanchez he had his face in Brandon Moore's backside.
On Tuesday, the New York Jets quarterback was finally seen outside a Far Rockaway school — with an even more tragic view — giving back to the needy victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Sanchez put aside the Jets embarrassing 49-19 loss to the New England Patriots to help City Harvest donate food to those still coping with the aftereffects of the superstorm.
The Jets did not practice yesterday and, despite Sanchez's horrendous Thanksgiving outing, he found time to dish out hot meals and the lukewarm chances that the 4-and-7 Jets could make the playoffs.
"We feel great. We love our chances," said the optimistic Sanchez. "We've got a special group. We'll keep fighting and trying to win some games here."
The always charitable — he visited the ravaged New Jersey Shore three weeks ago — quarterback knows the Jets chances for a playoff spot are slimmer than Rex Ryan's new body but the schedule makers have been just as giving.
The Jets five remaining games are all against losing teams — the 4-7 Cardinals, Jacksonville (2-9), Tennessee (4-7), San Diego (4-7) and the 4-7 Bills. A 9-7 record at the end of the season is not out of reach.
"We'll do our best," said Sanchez. "We're just taking it one day at a time."
Despite his dismal record taking snaps this season, Sanchez's charitable efforts off the field help him distinguish real life from the game.
"This was the perfect opportunity with the day off here to get in, get my workout in, watch some film, prepare for [practice] and do something important in the community and keep some perspective," he said.
"We're just doing our best to give back, just to be here for these youngsters. Make sure that people know you're thinking about them, and they mean a lot to us."
Sanchez may have had the misfortune of getting his face planted too close to a teammate's taint, but no one can ever accuse him of putting his head in the sand.
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