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Jets playoffs hopes take major hit in loss to Falcons

The New York Jets had been in the thick of the AFC wild-card chase, sporting a 7-6 record that had them tied with the Dolphins and the Ravens for the No. 6 seed.

So with a postseason berth coming into sight, the Jets found a way to lose at home to the Falcons.

Nursing a four-point lead in the fourth quarter after a 37-yard field goal was blocked, the Jets allowed the Falcons to march 73 yard in 11 plays.  A six-yard pass from quarterback Matt Ryan to tight end Tony Gonzalez gave the Chiefs the lead.

On the next drive, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez threw his third interception of the day, which brought up the boos and possibly dropped the curtain on the team’s chances of getting to the playoffs for the first time since 2006.

The Jets aren’t eliminated yet, but they need to win their final two games (including next week at Indy), and they need other contenders to lose.

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13 Responses to “Jets playoffs hopes take major hit in loss to Falcons”
  1. Bill.Polian says: Dec 20, 2009 4:14 PM

    The Sanchize was great again.

  2. rjgreen3 says: Dec 20, 2009 4:15 PM

    not to worry, Ryan will talk their way into the playoffs!

  3. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Dec 20, 2009 4:16 PM

    Ryan and Gonzales got traded? And the League changed who was playing in the game in the middle of the 4th quarter? (hint, it was the Falcons who won the game, not the Chiefs).

  4. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Dec 20, 2009 4:18 PM

    Matt Ryan: heart…………………………. of a champion (though we’ll ignore an open Justin Peelle in the end zone a couple o’plays B4 the TD 2 TG).

  5. DarkHorse81 says: Dec 20, 2009 4:30 PM

    As a Patriot fan it’s nice to see Sanchez in the holiday spirit as he gift wrapped those 3 interceptions for the Falcons, LOL merry Christmas to you too J-E-T-S see you next season Rex Cryan.

  6. promin1 says: Dec 20, 2009 4:31 PM

    Mark Sanchez = Ryan Leaf

  7. thumper/ says: Dec 20, 2009 4:32 PM

    Playoff hopes ? what playoff hopes with this fat pos coach, bring back mangenuis ??
    what a waste of talent by both coaches..

  8. PatPatriotRules says: Dec 20, 2009 4:51 PM

    hahahahahahahaha…one more thing….hahahahahahaha

  9. Fan_Of_ Four says: Dec 20, 2009 4:52 PM

    Anyone else notice the chicken sh!t Jet fans throwing snowballs at Ryan just before he threw the game winning TD to Gonzo ? What a bunch of douche bags.

  10. DarkHorse81 says: Dec 20, 2009 5:04 PM

    I wonder if Rex Cryan will colour code his comments to Sanchize and the team after that spectacular loss to the Falcons.

  11. xscottx says: Dec 20, 2009 5:36 PM

    I thought for sure the Jets were going to go to the Super Bowl when they were 3-0. They never fold down the stretch. weird.

  12. xscottx says: Dec 20, 2009 5:50 PM

    I thought for sure the Jets were going to go to the Super Bowl when they were 3-0. They never fold down the stretch. weird.

  13. st.michael says: Dec 20, 2009 6:07 PM

    Mangini > Rex Ryan
    Ryan Leaf > Sanchez

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