The New York Jets had one more chance to erase a season of disappointments. They could have ended the season on a high note and showed their fan-base that the organization had the potential to win for next year's campaign. Instead, those who tuned in Sunday afternoon were treated to more of the same, as turnovers once again handed the Jets a 28-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills, their third loss in a row to end the season.
Mark Sanchez, starting in place of the injured Greg McElroy, went 17 of 35 for 205 yards, failed once again to reach the end zone. Sanchez also threw one pick-six and finished the day with a 55.1 quarterback rating. It remains to be seen whether Sanchez will return as starter for next year. Gang Green could only muster three first half field goals and rushed for 119 of their total 133 yards before intermission. In fact the Jets dominated the stat sheet in the first half, yet saw themselves trailing by a score of 14-9 at the break.
After a season of disappointments, Woody Johnson has dismissed Mike Tannenbaum of his General Manager duties. Rex Ryan still remains the coach of Gang Green and will be given more control over the players on his roster. With Tannenbaum out, Ryan and Johnson will look to revamp their team in hope of reaching the postseason for the first time after falling short the past two seasons.
GWR brings you the Greats and Goats of Week 17.
Jeremy Kerley, WR
Kerley had another great day receiving and cemented himself as the Jets go-to-guy for big yardage plays. He finished with 88 yards, good for the team lead. Kerley will make a lethal combination when Santonio Holmes comes back next year.
Mark Sanchez, QB
No surprises here. Sanchez had another forgettable day under center. While he did manage to throw for over 200 yards this outing, his one interception resulted in six points the other way and set the Jets up in an early hole that they would never come back from.
Special teams once again let the Jets down last Sunday. The line failed to protect Nick Folk's early kick and left three points off the board. Later, they would let the Bills rush tip another kick. Fortunately, the second kick did manage to break clean between the uprights.