Is the Mark Sanchez era over in New York? The Jets quarterback threw four interceptions in a 14-10 loss to Tennessee that eliminated New York from playoff contention. With a fanbase whose patience is wearing thin, it may be time for the Jets to bench Sanchez and look ahead to 2013. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
VIDEO: Watch highlights of Monday’s Jets-Titans gameGALLERY: Rare Photos of Mark Sanchez

Is the Mark Sanchez era over in New York? The Jets quarterback threw four interceptions in a 14-10 loss to Tennessee that eliminated New York from playoff contention. With a fanbase whose patience is wearing thin, it may be time for the Jets to bench Sanchez and look ahead to 2013. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Watch highlights of Monday’s Jets-Titans game
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Mark Sanchez

Even Fireman Ed is giving up on the Jets. The longtime fan, a former NYC firefighter, posted an editorial for Metro New York newspaper on Sunday declaring that he’ll no longer lead the team’s J-E-T-S chant at home games. Though Ed blames confrontations with fans as the reason for stepping down, the team’s 4-7 record didn’t help matters. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the New York Jets

Even Fireman Ed is giving up on the Jets. The longtime fan, a former NYC firefighter, posted an editorial for Metro New York newspaper on Sunday declaring that he’ll no longer lead the team’s J-E-T-S chant at home games. Though Ed blames confrontations with fans as the reason for stepping down, the team’s 4-7 record didn’t help matters. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the New York Jets

Football: Buffalo Bills O.J. Simpson barrels forward for a four-yard gain during a 1973 game against the Jets. The run gave Simpson the new NFL all-time single-season rushing record of 1,863 yards, passing Jim Brown. Simpson would wind up with 2,003 yards for the season. Eric Dickerson would break Simpson’s record in 1984 when he rushed for 2,105 yards. (Neil Leifer/SI)
SI VAULT: Simpson smashes Brown, sets all-time rushing record (12.24.73)BANKS: Jets struggling offense will keep them out of AFC East title picture

Football: Buffalo Bills O.J. Simpson barrels forward for a four-yard gain during a 1973 game against the Jets. The run gave Simpson the new NFL all-time single-season rushing record of 1,863 yards, passing Jim Brown. Simpson would wind up with 2,003 yards for the season. Eric Dickerson would break Simpson’s record in 1984 when he rushed for 2,105 yards. (Neil Leifer/SI)

SI VAULT: Simpson smashes Brown, sets all-time rushing record (12.24.73)
BANKS: Jets struggling offense will keep them out of AFC East title picture

Curtis Martin will be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend. The former Pitt Panther played 11 seasons with New England and the New York Jets. Martin, a 1995 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, five-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro selection, is the only NFL running back besides Barry Sanders to rush for over 1,000 yards in his first 10 seasons. (Walter Iooss/SI, Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
GALLERY: NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2012 BURKE: What to watch on Hall of Fame Weekend

Curtis Martin will be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend. The former Pitt Panther played 11 seasons with New England and the New York Jets. Martin, a 1995 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, five-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro selection, is the only NFL running back besides Barry Sanders to rush for over 1,000 yards in his first 10 seasons. (Walter Iooss/SI, Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

GALLERY: NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2012 
BURKE: What to watch on Hall of Fame Weekend