Going into Week 17, the Jets were still technically in the playoff race. It would turn out that their last game against the Miami Dolphins was irrelevant. However, at the time, they did not know that.
The Jets were favorites, playing a meaningful game against an already eliminated Dolphins team. A lot of bad results came from this game, including a great deal of the ensuing drama. Wide receiver and team captain Santonio Holmes played one of the worst games of his career and let down the team.
However, there was one moment on the field when fans realized their team might actually lose to the pitiful Dolphins. While nearly the entire game was a low point of the season, the play at the 92 second mark of this video was especially hard to watch. Quarterback Mark Sanchez threw one of his three interceptions in ugly fashion.
Ultimately, the loss was irrelevant to the results of the season, but at the time it was a stunning defeat. The manner of the defeat went on to fuel a lot of the media carnage in the following months.