Jets Playoff Hopes End In Fitting Fashion - A Sanchez Turnover

Andy Lyons

The Jets were eliminated from playoff contention with a loss in Tennessee.

Just when you thought Mark Sanchez could not do anything worse.

But after throwing 146 an interception - his fourth - on the one yard line with less than two minutes remaining, the New York Jets got the ball back at Tennessee's 25 yard line after a shanked punt.

On the first play, with 47 seconds on the clock and trailing by four, Sanchez bobbled the snap, flailed as it was kicked by Bilal Powell, and walked off the field after committing his fifth turnover as the Jets season effectively ended with two games to play with a 14-10 loss versus the Titans.

For the game, Sanchez, who head coach Rex Ryan thinks gives the Jets their best chance to win, was 13-28 for 131 yards, with one touchdown and four interceptions.

The offense, once again, was a huge problem.

Shonn Greene carried just 13 times for 68 yards, but the Jets turned the ball over five times. As a team, New York ran for 146 yards, including 15 yards on three carries by Tim Tebow.

Chris Johnson had a 94-yard touchdown scamper and Jake Locker added a scoring run to account for Tennessee's offense, which was not much better than New York's.

Braylon Edwards, who returned to the Jets this week after being released by Seattle, had three catches for 47 yards but was not much of a factor.

With the loss, the Jets were eliminated from playoff contention. Next week, the team returns to MetLife Stadium to face the San Diego Chargers in a game that was flexed by NBC out of the Sunday night slot.

Now that the Jets answered the question about whether they would be a playoff team, only one question remains.

What will happen with Sanchez and where do they Jets go from here.

For more on the Jets, visit Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York.

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