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Mark Sanchez throws four picks as Jets playoff hopes come to end

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As crazy as it seems, the New York Jets still entered Monday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans with a chance to backdoor their way into the playoffs.

Now those hopes are mercifully gone.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez threw four interceptions and lost a fumble late as the Jets fell to the Titans 14-10 on Monday night.

The Jets’ (6-8) quarterback situation continues to be an absolute disaster as Sanchez was completely erratic once again. Sanchez completed just 13 of 28 passes for 131 yards. He was intercepted four times, twice by Jason McCourty and twice by Michael Griffin. Sanchez has now thrown ten interceptions in the Jets last four games.

Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was finally given a full series at quarterback in the second quarter. It went pretty much as expected. After running 12 yards for a first down, Tebow carried for one yard, was sacked, took a delay of game penalty and misfired on a pass to Jeremy Kerley to force a Jets punt.

With the Titans (5-9) backed up on their own 6-yard line, running back Chris Johnson took a carry over left guard and broke free into the secondary. He out-raced safety Yeremiah Bell for a 94-yard touchdown to give Tennessee a 7-3 lead. It’s the second 90-plus yard touchdown run of Johnson’s career and sixth touchdown run of 80 yards or more.

The Jets forced a punt with Tennessee backed up deep in their own end that gave New York great field position at the Titans 35-yard line. Four plays later, Sanchez hit tight end Jeff Cumberland for a 17-yard touchdown to take a 10-7 lead.

The lead was short-lived. Jake Locker led the Titans on a seven-play scoring drive on the ensuing possession to retake the lead. Locker scored on a 13-yard run on a sweep around left end to give Tennessee a 14-10 lead.

Yet Sanchez still had two more chances to keep the Jets miniscule playoff hopes alive. The Jets drove to the edge of the Titans red zone before Sanchez threw another backbreaking interception. Sanchez double-clutched and threw weakly down the seam and was intercepted again by Griffin.

A shanked 19-yard punt by Brett Kern gave New York another opportunity with less than a minute and the ball at the Tennessee 25-yard line. This time Sanchez fumbled the snap and Tennessee recovered to end the game.

Johnson finished with 122 yards on 21 carries for the Titans. Locker was 13 of 22 for 149 yards and rushed seven times for 43 yards and a touchdown.

In his first game back in New York, wide receiver Braylon Edwards caught three passes for 47 yards.

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199 Responses to “Mark Sanchez throws four picks as Jets playoff hopes come to end”
  1. rhodeislandpatriotsfan says: Dec 17, 2012 11:54 PM

    That botched snap was an appropriate exclamation point to mark the end of the Jets’ 2012 season.

  2. lostsok says: Dec 17, 2012 11:54 PM

    An hilarious ending for the Rats! That final offensive snap was…really offensive!

  3. tuberippin says: Dec 17, 2012 11:54 PM

    Mark Sanchez is a terrible quarterback.

  4. sharksfan754 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:54 PM

    If I didn’t take three years of Spanish I’d swear “Sanchez” means “turnover”

  5. alan226 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:55 PM

    There is a God. No more listening to Fatboy making excuses….

  6. bucrightoff says: Dec 17, 2012 11:55 PM

    Steaming dog poo > Mark Sanchez

  7. johnnyb1976 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:55 PM

    Bengals win and they’re in… WHO DEY!!!

  8. walker615 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:55 PM

    I am so thankful I decided to stay up for the end of that game.

    That was absolutely priceless.

  9. frank433 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:56 PM

    I bet the Jets wished they had Drew Stanton still.

  10. jgava19 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:56 PM

    NFL.com has on their site that if Jets and Steelers lose, Colts are in. Yet, ESPN is saying anything about it. What gives?

  11. dj121191 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:56 PM

    Sanchez is my idol. ive always dreamed of being compensated so greatly for performing so poorly

  12. bucsfan3 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:56 PM

    Sanchez couldn’t let Josh Freeman show him up

  13. source7769 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:56 PM

    typical rex their best qb was de-activated

  14. timegambit says: Dec 17, 2012 11:56 PM

    You can’t unwatch that.

  15. jgava19 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:56 PM

    *isnt saying

  16. trbowman says: Dec 17, 2012 11:57 PM

    Yesterday I was kicking myself for benching the Cards D/ST in favor of the Titans D/ST

    Well, Sanchez is just the gift that keeps on giving. Thank you Sanchez!

  17. tommyboy42609 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:57 PM

    RIP Mark Sanchez career.

  18. edithpiaf51 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:57 PM

    Mark Sanchez is the worst QB in the league. I also do not think the wildcat idea has worked for the Jets. Rex Ryan also needs to get another job. I just hope next year Tim Tebow can find a team to better use his talents.

  19. dr45acp says: Dec 17, 2012 11:57 PM

    Looks like Rex Ryan is riding Mark Sanchez all the way to the unemployment line…..geezz

  20. xerocc says: Dec 17, 2012 11:57 PM

    Fire Schottenheimer

  21. 85pmart says: Dec 17, 2012 11:57 PM

    Goodbye Rex, Mark, it’s been too long already.

  22. jarvis1104 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:58 PM

    Sanchez is terrible. Even Arizona’s Qbs thought this performance was ugly

  23. trbowman says: Dec 17, 2012 11:58 PM

    Someone other than Mark Sanchez time

    Tebow or McElroy. A change has to be made.

    I’d go with McElroy, but I doubt he gets the chance. He’s this year’s version of Brady Quinn. Clearly the best QB on the team but stuck in the quagmire between Tebowmania and the high priced starter.

  24. yankeepunk3000 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:58 PM

    lmao that is how the jets lose…its beautiful…truly truly beautiful…now let’s move on!!!

  25. murraysons says: Dec 17, 2012 11:59 PM

    That was historically awful. Sanchez should be playing QB for the Keystone Kops rec league team. yikes

  26. dolphandan says: Dec 17, 2012 11:59 PM

    Tebow time ?

  27. MyTeamsAllStink says: Dec 17, 2012 11:59 PM

    Fireman Ed is still a tool.

  28. sb50 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:59 PM

    I just think it was a mixture of mark just throwing bad balls and also the protection. That offense as a whole is just horrendous. Also, it’s kinda hard for an offense to generate some rhythm when mark is coming in and out every other series for some tebow time.

  29. redguy12588 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:59 PM

    The commissioner needs to step in, keep the Jets roster and coaching staff exactly the same next season, and give them 16 primetime games, because their games are always worth watching. I probably lost 5 lbs tonight from laughing so hard.

  30. dkrauss93 says: Dec 17, 2012 11:59 PM

    Thanks Sanchez for losing the game the other team wanted to lose too! You just ruined my football season yet again and are a disgrace to the QB position! DRAFT TYLER WILSON!

  31. acromartieismydad says: Dec 18, 2012 12:00 AM

    Cool, now can we put that circus to bed and focus on teams that have their #@*! together.

  32. jordan013091 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:00 AM

    Haha.

  33. h3min1230 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:00 AM

    Mark Sanchez deserves to be backing up my son at the local high school.

    On second thought, he doesn’t even deserve that.

  34. stoutfiles says: Dec 18, 2012 12:01 AM

    Sanchez is just awful. If Rex starts him ever again he should be fired for reason of insanity.

  35. ecupatsfan12 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:01 AM

    Simply horrific. Minus Ryan Leafs 1 for 15 game in KC I honestly believe this is the worst game i have ever seen a QB play, that includes Tebow. The jets call the game like they have a high school kid under center. 3 step right 3 step left run run, nothing advanced at all. Sparano, Ryan and Sanchez should be gone at the end of the year, and Tebow deserves at least a chance because there is NO WAY he could possibly be worse than what we just saw

  36. gavriloprincip33 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:01 AM

    Just wondering how Wrecks will defend this performance by Sanchize…

  37. lightcleric says: Dec 18, 2012 12:01 AM

    So we can finally stop talking about this circus?

  38. jimmygrahamchrisivory says: Dec 18, 2012 12:01 AM

    Wow, ya can’t make this up. 4 int’s by Sanchez and the Jets STILL had a legit chance to win the game but he couldn’t capitalize. I really feel for their D to play hard for 60 minutes and constantly getting stops all game long for their offense. I mean 25 yards away from the end zone to win the game, practically a few walking steps for a decent offense, with almost a minute on the clock and the Jets’ offense still finds a way to lose the game with an unnecessary turnover. Any average QB would’ve had the Jets up big in this one. Just a regular game managing QB that isn’t prone to turnovers would’ve been enough to get the job done, but Sanchez isn’t even on a game manager level. It’s just really sad to see it. Now their playoffs chances are down the drain thanks to the QB play and a whole bunch of what ifs being asked by their D.

  39. realskipbayless says: Dec 18, 2012 12:02 AM

    Its time to reset the jet

  40. lsuzilla says: Dec 18, 2012 12:02 AM

    I don’t envy the next Jets head coach who has to clean up that mess of a team.

  41. daknight93 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:03 AM

    Jets season is officially over! stick a fork in them, this team stinks

  42. arrogantnation says: Dec 18, 2012 12:03 AM

    This game was gross. Sanchez is done.

  43. pisano says: Dec 18, 2012 12:04 AM

    If Sanchez performance tonight wasn’t proof positive that he’s not a top NFL QB, nothing will. The Jets have to move this guy one way or the other, they can’t win with him as their no. 1 QB. The best he can be is a back up, and who in Gods name is going to pay 8 + mil. for a back up QB. The Jets really screwed themselves by extending him for an extra two years before the season. As the old saying goes, you made your bed, now lay in it.

  44. taintedsaints2009 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:04 AM

    Twice now I have said this sentence, and never thought I would:

    “I don’t think I have even seen the Vikings lose like that.”

  45. jesterrecordz says: Dec 18, 2012 12:04 AM

    why was gruden surprised that tebows lone full series was terrible? everyone knows you have to wait out roughly 50 minutes of that garbage before the magic happens.

  46. jimbo75025 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:06 AM

    My God that was about the ugliest game I have seen in a while. The Sanchize needs to go. The GM who gave him the extension/raise as an apology for trying to flirt with Manning and trading for Tebow-real genius also. I dunno what Jets fans could have expected with Field Goal Fist Pumping Sparano as the OC. That whole organization is just screwed.

  47. rickastleydancemoves says: Dec 18, 2012 12:06 AM

    The Jets general manager should’ve been fired a long time ago. From trading up in the draft to get Sanchez to giving him 20 mill in guaranteed money because his feeling were hurt. For giving Santonio Holmes his ridiculous, inescapable contract. For giving Revis a contract that he’ll want to renegotiate every other year. For multiple bad drafts. John Cena. For bringing a player back that called your front office idiots. The whole Tebow ridiculousness. But when you have an NFL owner that has said politics and back page headlines is more important than winning, what can you expect?

  48. rascalmanny says: Dec 18, 2012 12:06 AM

    The Jets SUCK and the Titans barely won the game. LOL

    Now Titans fans are pumped about Griffin and the defense and “CJ2K is back baby.” LOL.

    It’s fools gold people. They barely beat the Jets.

  49. commonsensedude says: Dec 18, 2012 12:07 AM

    Hey – it’s the season of giving. Sanchez feels it is better to give than it is for his wideouts to receive.

  50. revischrist16 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:07 AM

    I’m embarrassed to be a Jets fan. Sanchez, Tebow, Rex, Sparano and Tannenbaum need to go. These past 3 weeks of Jets football were the worst 3 football games I’ve ever seen. This is pitiful. Clean house.

  51. Juan says: Dec 18, 2012 12:07 AM

    I think this site was the only one that had “playoff hopes”. The Jets are a pitiful team with a pathetic qb & a lousy coach. In fact the whole organization leaves much to be desired, but I’m sure we will still see story after story on them here.

  52. rg3andthensome says: Dec 18, 2012 12:07 AM

    This guy really is just awful. Thank the lord Skins did not take this loser. I am glad that we suffered through Grossman rather than have it all in on Sanchize….this guy should be mowing grass somewhere, not playing football…Maybe Jets fans can get that fireman guy to play QB?

  53. jonevans83 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:07 AM

    I’m all for ripping the Jets but get some credibility. Sanchez “fumbled” the shot gun snap into the dirt? which was then kicked by the running back when he tried to pick it up? ahahaha.

  54. norcal031 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:07 AM

    And with that last fumbled snap, Mark Sanchez career in New York has ended………….

  55. NakedCowboy! says: Dec 18, 2012 12:07 AM

    what a shocker…

  56. dinklespiel says: Dec 18, 2012 12:08 AM

    Let’s hear it losers, TEBOW, TEBOW, TEBOW. Yeh he may not be a very good quarterback but his ability to make others around him play above their normal game makes him a winner unlike Sanchez.

    I watched a 1-4 team in Denver last year go 7-4 with Tebow and make the playoffs. Something the Jets did not do this year.

    Hum, let’s extend Mr. 4 Interceptions’ contract . Maybe that will make him inspire his teammates enough to get into the playoffs next year.

  57. omegalh says: Dec 18, 2012 12:08 AM

    Just End The Sanchize

  58. noeffinway says: Dec 18, 2012 12:08 AM

    Mr Crabtree, I just wanted to say that you are doing a fine job here at PFT.

  59. kappy32 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:08 AM

    Is it me or was Johnson’s TD run reminiscent of Cruz’s TD reception last year? Late in the season, the Jets are playing an important game with playoff implications. They are playing pretty even, doing well on Defense, then BOOM! Johnson runs 96 yards & the team completely falls apart from there & pretty much quits. That is the same exact thing that happened Christmas Eve last year v. The Giants after Cruz’s 99 yard TD catch & run. It’s crazy how things happen sometimes.

  60. mdc21787 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:09 AM

    wait, why are we always talking about the jets? the fact that it doenst matter if theyre winning or losing, we are talking about them, makes me hate them just as much as the cowboys. cuz guess what the majority of america doesnt care.

  61. packfntk says: Dec 18, 2012 12:09 AM

    Terrible, just awful. How do Rex and Sanchez still have jobs?

    Jets should start McElroy next week.

  62. truthfactory says: Dec 18, 2012 12:09 AM

    I was having trouble sleeping earlier- then I turned on this game…

    problem solved.

  63. bigzant82 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:10 AM

    i said it before and ima keep saying it mark sanchez is a bum!!!

  64. patsfiend says: Dec 18, 2012 12:11 AM

    This is where Kirk Cousins ends up, right? No way they go with Barkley, after the USCanchez disaster.

    Sanchez… man. You blew it.

  65. chief67 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:11 AM

    Sanchez the pilot of the Jets , or is it an unmanned drone that I heard crash tonight ?

  66. drgreenstreak says: Dec 18, 2012 12:11 AM

    Thank you.

    Later Tebow

  67. 69jaredallen69 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:11 AM

    Somewhere Christian Ponder is smiling as for one night he is not the worst QB starting in the NFL

  68. thesmedman says: Dec 18, 2012 12:13 AM

    Well, the Rex is extinct, yes? Might be true also for him with the Jets…

  69. 1oldpro says: Dec 18, 2012 12:14 AM

    Watching that game was like watching two old ladies in a fistfight. Won’t somebody stop them so we can go to bed?

  70. hovenaut says: Dec 18, 2012 12:14 AM

    Cheers to no more Jet headlines.

    Aw, who am I kidding…..

  71. nomoreseasontix says: Dec 18, 2012 12:14 AM

    I can’t remember when so many prime time games were so meaningless in a season.
    It’s an argument for going back to the single prime time game on Monday night.
    I still remember when Monday night games were an event. Now, they’re often an afterthought.

  72. bills4 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:15 AM

    He really is a decent quarterback. And December 21st is the last day of world existence.

  73. j0esixpack says: Dec 18, 2012 12:16 AM

    This is very biased reporting. If you actually count ALL of Sanchez’s completions, including those to the guys in the baby blue, he had a pretty good night. ;)

    Wreck’s 2011 pledge that “as long as I am head coach Sanchez will be my QB” may wind up being his biggest blunder – even more humiliating than the two years of “guarantees” of making the Super Bowl.

    Too bad for Sanchez – if he were selected by a team with a coach who didn’t instantly put that type of pressure on him, maybe he could have developed into a decent QB. It’s tough enough to be a 21 year old QB in the NFL without having your head coach make lofty promises on your behalf that he’s in no position to keep.

  74. billsboy88 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:17 AM

    A lousy football game that came to a laughable end.

    Crazy contrast in the quality of football between last night’s game and tonight’s.

  75. wwwmattcom says: Dec 18, 2012 12:18 AM

    Ugly fun to watch

  76. b00rad says: Dec 18, 2012 12:18 AM

    Cmon guys, lets make this one of the best comments sections ever

  77. brewcrewfan54 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:19 AM

    Rex Ryan might be a good coach but Sanchez is so terrible its hard to tell. What is Samchez thinking out there when he’s just throwing floaters up for grabs?

  78. raiderspride says: Dec 18, 2012 12:20 AM

    Mark would have had a fine career and above average numbers as a QB in Minnesota, Kansas City, Arizona, and many other cities.

    This kid tried to take a bite out of “The Big Apple.” and he was eaten alive.

  79. coondabye says: Dec 18, 2012 12:21 AM

    Revis for Kirk Cousins

  80. riverace19 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:24 AM

    This game was clearly Mark Sanchez’ Waterloo… He’s had too many chances already. RIP pretty boy.

  81. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 18, 2012 12:24 AM

    Vick to the Jets next year.
    If not then maybe they can call up Vick’s cousin, Aaron Brooks, anything would be better than this dumpster fire.

  82. skolvikesskol says: Dec 18, 2012 12:24 AM

    The best was when Gruden said ‘no one hits the homerun like cj’. Guess he’s never heard of Adrian Peterson.

  83. JackAcid says: Dec 18, 2012 12:24 AM

    But…but…but he took them to back-to-back AFC title games.

  84. tooz72 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:26 AM

    only 4?? he’s getting better

  85. kevin1285 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:28 AM

    There’s no way Sanchez can survive this season. There’s gotta be at least 3 rookies in next year’s draft that are significant improvements

  86. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:28 AM

    Who on this site remembers the 60′s when the jets were good that one year?

  87. edge661 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:28 AM

    Bench his ass

  88. akhter02 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:29 AM

    What’s new here?

  89. 3kdad says: Dec 18, 2012 12:29 AM

    Now that the Jets are done can we please get some coverage of other teams on ESPN and NFL Network?

  90. jsho55 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:30 AM

    2 minutes left, 2 timeouts left and in the red zone…. I’m going to throw it into triple coverage on first down…..

    50 seconds left at the 25 yardline…..okay time to redeem myself….and I’m going to fumble it.

    - Mark Sanchez

  91. sixjak says: Dec 18, 2012 12:31 AM

    LOL!

  92. cxring says: Dec 18, 2012 12:31 AM

    According to Gruden bringing in Tebow for one series interrupted the entire flow of the game.

  93. lightofkolob says: Dec 18, 2012 12:32 AM

    Traded for Tebow then decided to sink with Sanchez. sad to see Ryan fell for te anti Tebow hype.

  94. mangoldbond says: Dec 18, 2012 12:32 AM

    We as a fanbase deserve better than what that team put out this year. From the day we got Tebow we were out of the playoffs. I have no idea what the front office is thinking, and what will happen now. We got gifted the game and still didn’t want it. We dont deserve to be near the playoffs.

  95. pantsfreezone says: Dec 18, 2012 12:32 AM

    Mark Sanchez is an unmitigated disaster.

    -Ryan Leaf

  96. blackngold4life says: Dec 18, 2012 12:33 AM

    That Guy needs to decline that extension he signd..he is horrible after 4 years. Can’t see him starting on any team next year and that’s sayin a lot in a leafed with 32 teams and under 10 good QBs

  97. ottawabrave91 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:34 AM

    why does the jets quarterback situation / bad play get so much more coverage all over the media than the chiefs (I’m not including renowned coverage in this statement) . the chiefs q b play has been just as bad. why not more info and dissection of every detail for Quinn and cassel like their is for Sanchez? its not right. ESPN and NFL network are in love with the jets

  98. ajonesmc931 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:37 AM

    Yeah jets r terrible. I was nervous there for a second when kern had a crappy punt giving Sanchez a chance to win……then I remembered we were playing the jets. Go titans!

  99. fruitcovejag says: Dec 18, 2012 12:38 AM

    Mark seems to be doing things like this more and more often. I know Tim Tebow has had limited experience: his rookie season, one year begrudgingly given the reigns to a losing team, and then no shot in NY, but has Tebow ever thrown 4 picks in a game?

  100. necr0philia says: Dec 18, 2012 12:38 AM

    What a joke of a team. They are definitely the laughing stock of Football. You ask for a circus and you get one. The NYG didn’t score a point but still looked better than the JETS. Lmao

  101. bh83 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:40 AM

    Haw ha -Nelson Muntz

  102. bringbackkosar says: Dec 18, 2012 12:45 AM

    Well, that might have been the worst NFL game I’ve ever seen. Add in the atrocious MNF booth for extra pain…they make Theismann, Dierdorf etc look good in comparison.

  103. jonsilver1947 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:45 AM

    The snaps from Mangold (when Sanchez wasn’t under center) were often low this night (between knees and shins, mostly)…the one that ended the Jets’ hopes was the worst, though…barely 2 inches off the ground…much tonight was Sanchez’ fault, but the final fumble wasn’t…and one other thing wasn’t: Edwards’ arm was pulled hard as he began to jump for what turned out to be the third interception…should have been dpi…

    In the bigger picture, a horrible end to a horrible season for the Jets…

  104. steelersandladyboysfan says: Dec 18, 2012 12:45 AM

    Sanchez, lol

  105. styx630 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:48 AM

    Don’t run into any asses on your way out, Sanchez.

  106. ncarolinarn7 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:49 AM

    Jets need to clean house and let Tebow go back to Florida.

  107. johnny1979 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:50 AM

    I’ve been watching the Jets for many years now, and this was the worse display of offense I’ve ever seen. Bad play calling, poor execution, terrible everything. If changes aren’t made, something is wrong. The more I see Rex, the more I see his father. A great defensive coach, not a head coach…

  108. scouter2012 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:50 AM

    Looking good Sanchez!

  109. dtr3e says: Dec 18, 2012 12:51 AM

    Hopefully that’s the last game Sanchez ever plays for the Jets. After watching that game and listening to his press conference; he needs to go. If he’s still learning that throwing the ball late results in the ball getting intercepted in his 4th season, he’ll never learn.

  110. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 18, 2012 12:51 AM

    Just Ended Their Season?

  111. bennyb82 says: Dec 18, 2012 12:52 AM

    Mark Sanchez would be smart to post a message on twitter saying the front office is run by geniuses…

  112. norcalmafia says: Dec 18, 2012 12:58 AM

    The Jets are a trainwreck simple ass that..Dont know how this team went from the AFC championship to this…And um one more thing Tebow is the worst most overrated player ever in the NFL..Somewhere B Bosworth is laughing at him.

  113. carolina1cam says: Dec 18, 2012 1:08 AM

    I’ve said it 10,000 times… HOW THE HELL IS MARK SANCHEZ STILL THE STARTER FOR THE BIGGEST MARKET IN PRO FOOTBALL???

    I looked it up, 90+ turnovers by him in his 3+ years in the league. If he was our QB i’d go IN-sane!

  114. staffordsyear says: Dec 18, 2012 1:09 AM

    Welcome to a backup role mark..if your lucky.

  115. 92and94and51and56 says: Dec 18, 2012 1:15 AM

    Can we finally call a moratorium on articles about these clowns? No more Tebow, no more Rex, no more Sanchize. No more Woody. No more J-E-T-S.

  116. goatsecks says: Dec 18, 2012 1:17 AM

    Way to mis-handle your QB, Coach Ryan. Last time I saw a head coach manage a quarterback that badly, your daddy and Iron Mike were turning the Bears into a one year wonder instead of a ten year dynasty.

  117. lilpuppy says: Dec 18, 2012 1:22 AM

    bet you kept Drew Stanton now…not the answer but definately not as embarassing

  118. jjrs89 says: Dec 18, 2012 1:33 AM

    I think I saw florio at the game!

  119. edelmanfanclub says: Dec 18, 2012 1:35 AM

    Fitting ending for their season

  120. mrpickled says: Dec 18, 2012 1:40 AM

    Now I’m done

  121. bengalguy says: Dec 18, 2012 1:42 AM

    Lol…..BUTTFUMBLE!!!

  122. stagecoachdriver says: Dec 18, 2012 1:49 AM

    Maybe the Jets should talk to the 49er’s about picking up Alex Smith.

  123. nflbuzz says: Dec 18, 2012 1:51 AM

    How can the jets keep Sanchez or Ryan going forward? Sanchez is owed some serious dough in ’13 so they’re likely to be stuck with him on the roster, but keeping Rex after that performance just does not seem possible.

    -Glad I’m a Giants fan

  124. npina111 says: Dec 18, 2012 1:51 AM

    “Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was finally given a full series at quarterback in the second quarter. It went pretty much as expected. After running 12 yards for a first down, Tebow carried for one yard, was sacked, took a delay of game penalty and misfired on a pass to Jeremy Kerley to force a Jets punt.”

    Pretty much as expected?

    It is impossible to read about Tebow without an attack. Why? Didnt he take over a 1-4 team and take them to the playoffs?

    Tebow who after about 300 passes has thrown 17 tds and 9 ints compared to Sanchez after nearly 200o passes has thrown 68 tds and 125 ints.
    But 3 years isn’t enough to realize how bad this guy is and we have the spectacle of the big dummy Trent Dilfer talking about Tebow and how that 1 series caused Sanchez to lose his momentum. This after putting up 3 points!! series and poor Sanchez lost hius timing? It was bizarre how angry at Tebow’s series Dilfer was. Not the 5 turnovers. Including the bad snap he should’ve handled with ease.

    I would love to have seen Tebow given a chance in the last 5 minutes. I wouldn’t bet against him.

  125. nyjetsfan08 says: Dec 18, 2012 1:53 AM

    Lose the next two, please! Play the 3rd QB, fire all the coaches except Rex and get rid of mike t. Swallow ur pride, walk across the hall, and knock on the giant’s GM door and beg for some help on how to draft and put together a team bc this franchise, from the owner down, has ZERO clue what they’re doing! Just an offensive product. Still cannot believe they brought Tebow here. I rather be a bills fan, and that’s saying something.

  126. dudeicle says: Dec 18, 2012 1:56 AM

    maybe not the ugliest MNF, but gotta be a top 3

  127. prosourcetalk says: Dec 18, 2012 1:57 AM

    Ha, the jets are so terrible you had to disable the comments section, bravo!

  128. eventhorizon04 says: Dec 18, 2012 2:00 AM

    There are some games that are so bad that they can only be described as “career ending.” This was one of them.

    Go back and watch the 4 interceptions.
    Sanchez can’t blame pass protection because he wasn’t hit as he threw on any of those 4 passes.

    Sanchez can’t blame his offensive line for allowing a defensive lineman to deflect any of the passes because none of the balls were altered at the line of scrimmage.

    Sanchez can’t blame his receivers for falling down or knocking the ball into the air prior to the interception, since none of his intended 4 receivers fell down or were able to get their hands on those passes.

    Sanchez can’t really blame the Tennessee Titans defenders (Griffin and McCourty) for making terrific plays, since only 1 of his 4 passes came close to requiring heroic efforts to intercept (the sideline interception by McCourty).

    All 4 interceptions were passes thrown without any pressure towards well-covered receivers that missed those receivers by anywhere between 3-10 yards. Sanchez was routinely throwing the ball towards receivers who had drawn safety help, which is why a safety (Michael Griffin) finished with two interceptions.

    And that to me should be enough to be career ending. We’ve all seen even great QBs like Manning and Brady have 3+ INT games, but almost always, on 1 or 2 of the INTs, either the QBs were hit as they threw, or the pass was altered in the air, or a receiver slipped, or a defender made a terrific play to intercept a nearly uncatchable ball.

    I’ve never seen a QB be guilty of bad decision-making AND bad accuracy without any “mitigating” factors on all 4 of his interceptions in a single game.

  129. favresweiner says: Dec 18, 2012 2:09 AM

    That was the worst Monday Night Football game I have ever seen. I can’t believe I watched it! I need to get a life….

  130. dudeicle says: Dec 18, 2012 2:11 AM

    Tirico at the end… “That’s the way this game should end. That’s the way the Jets’ season should end. UGLY!!” Priceless

  131. peterwaiter825 says: Dec 18, 2012 2:11 AM

    Remember when he ran into that guys butt?!

  132. bossmanjunioriii says: Dec 18, 2012 2:14 AM

    Sanchez will soon join Rob Parker in the unemployment world.

  133. totallyuselessme says: Dec 18, 2012 2:23 AM

    Well, everything here’s gonna be negative on the Jets. Deservedly so.

    But if I can put some whipped cream on the turds here, Braylon definitely looks like he can still play. He’s clearly the best WR on the Jets. It just makes me wonder why they let him get away (and for pennies) in the first place. They shouldn’t have marooned their mediocre QB with even less talent at WR. Sanchez was able to disguise his deficiencies with enough talent catching the ball way back when, but.. not so anymore.

    Bottom line though, is just that he’s not and never will be a franchise guy. It’s time to move on at QB, definitely at Offensive Coordinator, and probably at Head Coach and General Manager.

    They had a decent run for awhile, but this year is an absolute train wreck.

  134. latchbeam says: Dec 18, 2012 2:28 AM

    I doubt Tebow would have thrown 4 picks… they probably would have won if he had played qb the whole second half.

  135. notor23 says: Dec 18, 2012 2:33 AM

    Sanchez… LOL

  136. rollerino1 says: Dec 18, 2012 2:39 AM

    Brutal.

  137. maddenisfordorks says: Dec 18, 2012 3:25 AM

    Bring in VINNY!

  138. phillynac says: Dec 18, 2012 3:36 AM

    What a game! It made up for that stinker of a contest on Sunday Night. I mean really, who wants to see two of the best teams in the NFL in a thriller when you have Jets, Titans in an offensive explosion the following night?

  139. dk1888 says: Dec 18, 2012 3:39 AM

    I love reading about the Jets.
    It always brightens up my day!

  140. mataug says: Dec 18, 2012 3:42 AM

    I feel bad for ESPN. Not actually :)

  141. cousineddy says: Dec 18, 2012 3:52 AM

    This has to be his last game as a starting NFL quarterback. His supporting cast may not be the best, but he is just awful. Give McElroy a chance the rest of the season, because Tebow is just as bad as Sanchez.

  142. brenenostler says: Dec 18, 2012 3:54 AM

    I’ve been a supporter of Sanchez throughout his career. But I think this game did it for me. The Jets had the perfect opportunity to keep their playoff hopes alive tonight and couldn’t do that, and yes, Sanchez blew this game for them.

    They should just start Tebow or McElroy for the last two weeks. Then have Sanchez and McElroy compete for the starting job next year. Maybe bring in a third guy into the competition too.

  143. mackie66 says: Dec 18, 2012 3:56 AM

    Tebow is a good QB, and with every NFL QB, needs snaps. Well, maybe not Sanchez.

  144. cool10857 says: Dec 18, 2012 4:45 AM

    It’s time to permanently yank Sanchez.

  145. monropoobah says: Dec 18, 2012 5:03 AM

    i’ve been a mark sanchez supporter for all this time. ok wavering for most of this season. but that’s gonna be about it. true the jets needed to help you more but you still needed to show up better. over and out

  146. steelersownyou says: Dec 18, 2012 5:07 AM

    Go Steelers!!!!

  147. jody46 says: Dec 18, 2012 5:13 AM

    YESSS! even though I like tebow and he played better then sanchez. They lost giving my bengals another better chance to get in if they beat the steelers which no one say they can do

  148. fuglyflorio says: Dec 18, 2012 5:34 AM

    The poor Jets are a dumpster fire. Unfortunately it’s another round of ‘blow up the team and start over’. I honestly thought the Rex Ryan era would be different. Fool me once … etc etc.

  149. war71 says: Dec 18, 2012 5:38 AM

    I’m not Jets fans…But it is almost embarrassing to me to watch Sanchez struggle. While Ryan looks like a total idiot for sticking with him. Take the cap hit and move on already.

  150. lgw91s says: Dec 18, 2012 5:40 AM

    Do they still call him “The Sanchize”?

  151. jetsfaninjersey says: Dec 18, 2012 5:45 AM

    The fact that they still had playoff hopes after their play all season was amazing . What a disgrace! What a joke. What a mess. We weren’t playing the 49ers…but the Titans. Mark Sanchez goodbye…you may never start anywhere again after this season. Rex love ya man…but you need to go too…Tony Sparano makes you miss Brian Scottenheimer….Tannebaum…look what you have created…hope that you are proud of the garbage dump…
    Bill Polian….take us on as a charity case and stop the laughing stock of the NFL to become good again.
    I am sick to my stomach….

  152. ebr362 says: Dec 18, 2012 5:48 AM

    OHHHHHH, so sorry!

  153. larrybrown43 says: Dec 18, 2012 5:53 AM

    I want to personally thank NBC Sports for having the guts and foresight to flex out of the Jets v Chargers game two weeks ago.

    Even when the Jets were winning a few years ago they were difficult to watch. Last night, I was able to catch up on Golden Girls reruns.

    The New York Jets, ESPN’s team.

  154. truefootballinsight says: Dec 18, 2012 5:54 AM

    Tebows misfired pass came after they went 5 wide and the titans blitzed, which was of course not picked up. And he has to run around, do some shenanigans, and then throw it away, while still having to target a guy.

    Sucks to be a jets fan, screw them.

    Eff da jests. Er. Jets

  155. furnzilla says: Dec 18, 2012 5:56 AM

    Sanchez and Ryan both gone? Carroll was right when he said Sanchez wasn’t ready for the NFL.

  156. klingonj says: Dec 18, 2012 5:56 AM

    maybe last nights game will serve as “the fumble” did back in 1978 to propel the Giants to address their decades of mismanagment. These Jets are rotten to the core. where is Justin Birkle when we need him?

  157. patsfan13 says: Dec 18, 2012 6:02 AM

    Maybe now that the Jests have been eliminated from the playoffs, we won’t have to be hearing about their incompetence from top to bottom every day. I’ve never heard of a losing team getting so much media coverage.

  158. tommytd says: Dec 18, 2012 6:06 AM

    Way to go fatso! Let’s see ya spin this one.

  159. N JAIL U MY HOE says: Dec 18, 2012 6:13 AM

    USC QBs suck.

  160. hedleykow says: Dec 18, 2012 6:18 AM

    “Now those hopes are mercifully gone.”

    You can say that again.

  161. gsomatt says: Dec 18, 2012 6:21 AM

    Sanchez is not a great QB but he could be so much better.

    He makes his share of bone head mistakes but his receivers drop a lot of easy passes and using Teebow for more than short yardage situations or special teams is not the way to develop the QB on your team. Coaching has to change.

  162. manilarizzo says: Dec 18, 2012 6:25 AM

    Kirk Cousins Trade bait. Alex Smith Trade bait. Matt Flynn Trade bait.

  163. pftcensorssuck says: Dec 18, 2012 6:35 AM

    Mark Sanchez: Playin’ like a Champion ;)

  164. tincansailor981 says: Dec 18, 2012 6:36 AM

    I have nothing against the Jets but I am sick of hearing stories about their inept quarterbacks, loud mouthed head coach and total team dysfunction. It’s past time to dismantle that trainwreck of a franchise and start all over.

  165. keepitsimplestoopid says: Dec 18, 2012 6:37 AM

    In defense of Sanchez, that last snap was very low.

    Not impossible, but very, very low.

  166. tg1896 says: Dec 18, 2012 6:48 AM

    What a train wreck. This franchise is the laughingstock of the NFL. Time for both Ryan boys to shut up and go home.

  167. clw1906 says: Dec 18, 2012 6:49 AM

    Kirk Cousins>Mark Sanchez

  168. fanofevilempire says: Dec 18, 2012 6:52 AM

    well, I guess I’m the lucky one, so here goes…

    THE JETS STINK!!!

    I can’t believe these two teams were actually begging the other to win the game.

    So glad the Giants are close by.

  169. cherrybop says: Dec 18, 2012 6:54 AM

    So when will rex throw in the towel and send in Tim Tebow to do a couple games?

  170. cooklynn17 says: Dec 18, 2012 6:55 AM

    This is not even worth responding too, it’s old hat and the same old story. Pathetic!!!

  171. tropicpurple says: Dec 18, 2012 7:00 AM

    Sanchez a Viking?

  172. arrows80 says: Dec 18, 2012 7:05 AM

    Anyone see Trent Dilfer blow up on ESPN after the game? He was killing Sparano, just killing him dead.

  173. iamthefootballjerk says: Dec 18, 2012 7:12 AM

    lgw91s says:
    Dec 18, 2012 5:40 AM
    Do they still call him “The Sanchize”?
    =================================
    Yes, but only because I think he owns a McDonalds or Papa Johns. Owe wait, that is Peyton Mannning. My bad. (sarc)

  174. bullcharger says: Dec 18, 2012 7:18 AM

    Always a good day when the Jets are officially eliminated from playoff contention.

  175. chattanola says: Dec 18, 2012 7:19 AM

    I am almost ashamed to continue to watch the Jets with Sanchez in there. It’s like looking at someone’s dirty laundry, something you keep hidden not something you show on national TV.

    For me, pity is not entertaining.

  176. globeflyer says: Dec 18, 2012 7:38 AM

    The best quarterback on the Jets is on the bench. Tebow and Sanchez need to be on another team…..for their sake!

  177. smokehouse56 says: Dec 18, 2012 7:40 AM

    Thank God, I finally saw a team worse than the Eagles.

  178. Sal Esposito says: Dec 18, 2012 7:58 AM

    Goodbye Rex Ryan, your inability to prove your merit as an NFL coach has now been completely confirmed. How do you lose a game like this without pulling Sanchez after 2 pics. It is unfortunate that you felt it more important to “prove your point” than to win.

  179. electionconfidential says: Dec 18, 2012 8:17 AM

    I’ll bet we still average at least one Jets story a day for the duration.

  180. dman6015 says: Dec 18, 2012 8:17 AM

    Well, that guarantees there will be at least two fewer people in NY next year, Ryan and Sanchez. Maybe three, because I don’t see Tebow sticking around (ship him to the Patriots where he can get an education from the best!).

  181. jimmysee says: Dec 18, 2012 8:39 AM

    J

    E

    T

    S

    Mess, Mess, Mess!

  182. bills4 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:00 AM

    The worst part is…. when Tebow does start a game, no matter how bad he is, look what you are comparing him too.

  183. eleventyeight says: Dec 18, 2012 9:02 AM

    At least with Tebow you still get W’s with ugly QB play- and Tebow can ALWAYS score in the red zone.

    Sanchez is just getting worse every single week.

    I think Sanchez got sucked in by his own NY mystique b/c he doesn’t look like he has any idea what he’s doing on the field.

  184. tomtravis76 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:37 AM

    At least Rex is going down with the ship, you can’t bring him, the GM, coaches and about 50% of that roster back.

    The Jets job is an attractive one, so you have to wonder if Cowher or Gruden dare take the challenge of entering Bill and Tom’s division? Doubt a college coach could make it in the league in NY for a first time gig. Maybe the Jets are Sabans next stop?

  185. richerie13 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:38 AM

    Another sad year for a long time Jet fan. It seems that it does’t matter who they bring in to run this organization, it all falls apart in the end. Who in there right mind would want to come to this team and help rebuild it. I suspect even players will start to avoid coming to this dysfunctional organization. I can’t see myself spending any more money for season tickets to watch this mess. When I want to go to a game I can get tickets for 50.00 bucks or less instead of what I pay for season tickets. Very sad day for this Jet fans.

  186. ice90 says: Dec 18, 2012 9:48 AM

    Is Browning Nagle available?

  187. ussportsfanuk says: Dec 18, 2012 9:55 AM

    Mark Sanchez was never going to be a fantastic QB but I can’t help but think that the Jets getting Tebow didn’t help him at all.

  188. stagecoachdriver says: Dec 18, 2012 10:32 AM

    NYJ needs a leader who can play football at the pro level.

  189. kenstabler says: Dec 18, 2012 10:44 AM

    This kid reminds me of Jim Plunkett. Plunkett was a first round pick of the New England Pats and just did not have a good team around him. He became shell shocked, lost his MOjo. He went to the 49ers, still no MOjo. But went to the Raiders, sat and watched, and when called on, found his MOjo. He also found himself behind maybe the best o-line in NFL history. I think he can come back and be a great QB, NY is just to much pressure for some QB’s. It is the lion’s den for sure. He needs to come back with a team with a great o-line, and get these shells out of his head, sit awhile and wait for his chance again. He will not be a Jet next year.

  190. silverhornet says: Dec 18, 2012 10:56 AM

    CAN wait another year to make the playoffs.

  191. stephen031 says: Dec 18, 2012 10:58 AM

    Always good when you put up a dreadful performance on national television and no one notices because they either didn’t watch or are too busy making fun of the Jets.

    Only bad thing is this probably means that Michael Griffin is going to be back next season.. *stabs eyes out*.

  192. eatitfanboy says: Dec 18, 2012 11:18 AM

    What in the world does Greg McElroy need to do to get a shot? He is the only NY QB to look even half-decent this season.

    I mean, this has to be Rex simply being completely unable to admit a mistake and afraid that playing McElroy now will prove what a huge mistake he made not giving this kid a fair shot.

  193. blackngold4life says: Dec 18, 2012 2:10 PM

    jets fans should boycott the next 2 games. Especially if you have a Home game. just sayin

  194. whattim says: Dec 18, 2012 2:18 PM

    Sanchez and Tebow both suck. Dump them both. what a joke of a team

  195. cwk22 says: Dec 18, 2012 2:54 PM

    Last nights game was the best comedy show I have seen in years! Pass into triple coverage and expect the receiver to catch it was hilarious.

  196. cwk22 says: Dec 18, 2012 2:56 PM

    And once again Sanchez says ” I need to learn from my mistakes”. He must be a slow learner because he gets a F in every game. The whole team sucks.

  197. footballfundamentals says: Dec 19, 2012 8:12 PM

    What is really funny is that Sanchez would be the starter for:

    Arizona
    Jacksonville
    Kansas City

    Plus:
    Trade Revis for Multiple picks and add:
    WR
    LB
    RB
    OL

  198. orivar says: Dec 22, 2012 3:53 AM

    Sanchez has terrible decision making, that’s all really. His accuracy is fine, he just throws dumb balls like if he was playing Madden.

  199. paychrisjohnson28 says: Dec 23, 2012 1:58 AM

    OK OK, if Mark Sanchez was on a team with Calvin Johnson and Plaxico Burress in his prime and an offensive line with several all pro players and Bill Walsh as his offensive coordinator (the finest offensive line of all time), then how would he do ? I’m just saying… It’s a team game ! The Jets let Plaxico Burress go, Braulon Edwards go, and Sanantonio “the cancer with talent” Holmes gets injured, as does Dustin Keller…. Then what weapons does Sanche have to assist him in directing the offense to high point totals ? No one but rookies and a backup tight end Cumberland…

    I’m a Titans/Oilers fan and NFL fan for 34 years…

    It’s the GM’s fault in New York… He is the one who should be going, going, gone !

    Think about it! P.S. Tim Tebow will be the starting Quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013 and he will prove all the critics wrong, weekly again ! Book it !

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