Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/29/12
The New York Jets all but eliminated themselves from the playoff picture with their most embarrassing loss of the season to the New England Patriots last Thursday. Currently sitting at 4-7, New York would have to win out and get some help in order to sneak in and grab one of the AFC’s wild card spots. Mark Sanchez sees no reason that can’t happen. “We feel great. We love our chances,” Sanchez said this week according to the NY Post. “We’ve got a special group. We’ll keep fighting and trying to win some games here.” For what it’s worth, the Jets have a very weak remaining schedule. They finish the season against the Cardinals, Jaguars, Titans, Chargers and Bills — four teams that are 4-7 and one that is 2-9. Running the table against such weak competition would not be unheard of, but the Jets are a weak team themselves. If the tables were turned, we’d be talking about how New York is a weak opponent remaining on some other team’s schedule. “We will do our best,” Sanchez continued. “We’re just taking it one game at a time.” The bottom line is it’s not impossible, so as the team’s starting quarterback Sanchez has no choice but to remain confident (or at least pretend to be). The positive news for New York fans? As offensive lineman Brandon Moore would tell you when talking about the infamous butt fumble, there’s no way it can get any worse than it was last week. Photo credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
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