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Mark Sanchez has somewhat had success against the Steelers in his career.
Mark Sanchez does not look like the same quarterback we saw last season.
Instead, it appears Sanchez has matured and is making the correct throws—not forcing passes that shouldn't be thrown in the first place.
The Jets' quarterback has one interception on the year, one that could be argued because it really wasn't his fault in the first place.
At this time last season, Sanchez had already thrown three picks, and was going on the fourth in Week 3.
It appears that Mark has realized that the New York Jets success hinges on his shoulder—literally.
I believe Mark Sanchez can lead this team to victory. In an interesting New York Daily News article by Gary Myers, the author examines just how Sanchez has elevated his game and worthy foes that have crumbled at his feet.
Myers talks about how Sanchez had to fight off a trio of elite quarterbacks in 2010 to make it to the AFC Championship—those QBs being Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger.
The three week totals:
Sanchez: 54-of-89 (60.6%) for 616 yards with five touchdowns and one interception.
Manning, Brady, Big Ben: 57-of-90 (63.3%) for 657 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Sanchez did that in his second year in the NFL. In Eli Manning's fourth year, he outplayed the trio of Tony Romo, Brett Favre and Brady in consecutive playoff games. Sanchez' group had six Super Bowl rings. Manning's group had four. The difference, of course, is that Manning finished the job.
The Jets' quarterback has to play smart leading up to big games, and if he does, New York will be very, very successful.