New York Jets' Trip to Pittsburgh Their Last Chance for Redemption

Double G SportsCorrespondent IDecember 17, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 21:  Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrates after his fourth quarter touhdown against the Houston Texans on November 21, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets defeated the Texans 30-27.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Written by: Mike Mitolo

It has officially started. Jets fans have pressed the panic button, the smell of 1986 is in the air and “The Same Old Jets” just might have walked back into town, only to find the Pittsburgh Steelers and their all-time 15-3 record vs. Gang Green (1-0 in the playoffs) with them.

Many that follow the green and white, including yours truly, are going with the gut feeling of a 9-7 finish, possibly missing the playoffs altogether. At the same time, we are hoping and praying that like in the past, in some big games the Jets are expected to lose, they will wind up winning.

If it’s all going to happen the way it’s “supposed to,” then the Jets are due. Playing the Steelers could be the final acid test to prove they have what it takes to win in December and January.

It also may be the last chance to regain any momentum and swagger this team once had. This would be huge as the team attempts to make the playoffs.

This is especially true for Mark Sanchez, who in my opinion should have been benched after his first series in the third quarter against the Dolphins, regardless of the notion the young QB would completely unravel because of it.

This quarterback situation here is different. Mark Brunell has had his day in the sun, and there is no immediate threat to Sanchez's job security. The thinking should be, “Bring in the veteran and see if his years of experience can get a mental edge on the defense and try making something happen that way.”

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