New York Jets Suffer First Loss

Malcolm DiazCorrespondent IOctober 4, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 29:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets throws a pass against the New York Giants on August 29, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez has finally suffered the bitterness of defeat. The rookie looked like a fish out of water at times today in a painful 24-10 loss at the hands of the New Orleans Saints.

Sanchez was 14 for 27 for 138 yards with 3 interceptions and no touchdowns. Incredibly, these numbers might have been enough to win if not for the turnovers. The Jets defense held the New Orleans high scoring offense to just 10 points, playing an outstanding game despite the loss.

Unfortunately, this is more in line with what Jets fans should probably be expecting to see from the rookie. He has had an incredible Cinderella run for the first 3 games of the season but you saw it coming. Each game was a little less sharp on offense than the last. Sanchez shows a ton of promise and potential but it behooves us as fans to temper our expectations of the young QB.

Sanchez has shown he has the right stuff, but he has also shown us he has a lot to learn too.

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