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Mark Sanchez’ performance against the Buffalo Bills was not exactly pretty, but is it ever for the New York Jets quarterback? The best part for Mark Sanchez was obviously the four touchdowns. The bad: completing just 46.6 percent of his passes.
The Jets have made it to two straight AFC Championship games with Sanchez playing below-average football, at least when you look at the box score. For all the criticism Sanchez has received in regards to his development (or lack there of), this has been his best season and it is not even close.
“The Sanchize” has set his career high in touchdowns with five games to go. His quarterback rating has improved progressively in every season and he is on pace for over 3,600 yards passing, another career high.
A lot of fans and pundits want to cut the Jets out of the playoff race. After a midseason 3-5 stretch, who could blame them? It sounds completely cliché, but it's true: Sanchez and the Jets play best with their backs against the wall.
Looking at the rest of their schedule, the Jets seem destined for another 10-6 season and a solid playoff run.