Before the Monday night meeting in Nashville, the Jets were still alive for the playoffs. They needed to win-out and have Cincinnati finish no better than 9-7 while Pittsburgh no better than 8-8. It seemed like a pliable and possible thing; it would not have been the first time in recent memory the Jets snuck into the postseason. There was a slim chance, but there was a chance.
If that proved anything it was that the field for the playoffs should be shortened, not expanded. Not to take shots at the Jets like everyone has all season, but this team was average before the season started and many didn’t see it going better than 9-7 anyway. The Jets for the entire season have been an average team missing their best player on both sides of the ball. It is no surprise that they broke our hearts yet again.
Sanchez’s line looked as such: 13/28, 131 yards, 1 TD, 4 INT. There is really nothing else to say about it. He was trying to stretch the field except the ball was headed towards Braylon Edwards blanketed in double-coverage. The Jets get into the red zone and he throws flat-footed into triple coverage. Coming from someone who has been a bigger Sanchez supporter than most, it’s hard to stick with a guy when he keeps doing the same things wrong over and over.