In my opinion, Mark Sanchez had a pretty encouraging performance, playing the entire first half. His numbers were solid:
13 for 17, 119 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 90.1 passer rating
In my previous article, I said that Sanchez needed to cut down on the errors. Tonight, he threw his first pass into double coverage, the ball was tipped and intercepted.
While tipped ball was an unlucky bounce for Sanchez, trying to squeeze that ball into coverage like he did was a poor decision, and his team paid for it. Fortunately, he bounced back from the turnover, and orchestrated an 8:42, 14 play, 68 yard scoring drive on the next drive.
On that drive, he threw 8 times, and completed 6 passes, including a 4 yard touchdown pass to Brad Smith on a play in which the Giants defense was thoroughly confused, to say the least.
It may not have been the 2010 debut Sanchez had hoped for, but it was baby steps, and fortunately, he has four more weeks of preseason to improve even more.