Mark Sanchez did have over 300 yards passing, but it wasn't as hurtful as the 222 yards Ryan Fitzpatrick had on the Raiders last week. That's because the Raiders defensive backs made some key plays in key moments, with rookie Chimdi Checkwa being part of it.
Michael Huff (concussion) and Chris Johnson (groin) were out early in the game, and Demarus van Dyke was out with a knee injury. The next man up was Chimdi Checkwa and he was impressive for a rookie.
He did give up a touchdown and a fade to Plaxico Buress, but who hasn't?
The thing is Checkwa played very well up to that point and broke up the next fade that came his way in the end zone! I told everyone that would listen that he was more ready than van Dyke right now.
I'm not calling him the next great corner; I'm just saying he could hold it down until Johnson is healthy.