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The Jets definitely drew the short stick in this scenario. Following their Sunday night loss to the Patriots, the Jets had a very short week of practice and had to travel to the "Mile High City," where they would take on the Broncos on a brisk Thursday night.
First off, the NFL did a horrible job of scheduling when it came to this matchup, as it is not fair for the players to have to play two games in four days, especially the Jets players who have to go across the country.
Now, back to the game—the Jets should have won this game. Their defense was doing a great job of keeping Tebow from making any plays (until the last drive of course), but the offense was absolutely horrendous.
At running back, the Jets were already thin because of a knee injury LaDainian Tomlinson suffered the week before, causing him to stay home. And in the first half, Shonn Greene suffered a rib injury that kept him out. These injuries made second-year back Joe McKnight the starter for the rest of the night.
These injuries and substitutions added onto the fact that Mark Sanchez was throwing the ball horribly and his offensive line was not giving him proper protection (especially Wayne Hunter). It only makes sense that the Jets were only able to score 13 points that night.
This loss put the Jets on the edge of playoff contention where they still remain, and what made it worse was that 10 solid minutes by Tim Tebow erased 50 great minutes of football the Jets defense played.