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Rex Ryan still optimistic after ugly Jets loss

NEW YORK — It was an embarrassing moment that has already been replayed thousands of times, and in many ways symbolized this increasingly awful season for the New York Jets.

There’s Mark Sanchez running straight ahead on a busted play Thursday night — right into the backside of one of his offensive linemen. Sanchez lost the ball, the New England Patriots recovered it and took it into the end zone for one of three touchdowns in a 52-second span en route to a 49-19 thrashing of the Jets.

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