New York Jets Get Back On Track with Impressive Win over New England Patriots

Ryan WardCorrespondent ISeptember 21, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets looks on during warmups prior to the game against the New England Patriots on September 19, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium  in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets were considered to be Super Bowl title contenders and favorites to come out on top in the AFC East division in NFL odds, but in Week 1 they looked lost on offense against the defensive minded Baltimore Ravens and a lot of people started to question whether or not quarterback Mark Sanchez was the right man for the job under center.

Fortunately, the second-year quarterback was able to prove to his team and the rest of the league that he is the right man for the New York Jets as he helped lead his team to victory over the division rival New England Patriots in Week 2 with a score of 28-14.

Even though there was a lot of doubt surrounding Sanchez’s pocket presence and ability to lead the revamped Jets offense, the former USC standout had arguably his best game in the NFL with 220 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and most notably no interceptions.

With this performance against the New England Patriots, Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets have become the team to beat in the AFC East division once again, but they will have their work cut out for them once again in Week 3 as they will go head to head against the first place Miami Dolphins in what could game that ultimately decides which team will win the AFC East division.

Not only will this be tough for the New York Jets, but as of right now they are underdogs (-1) in NFL Week 3 odds and will have something to prove yet again.

Despite the Miami Dolphins quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with on the defensive side of the football and winning the first two games of the season against the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings, I believe they will suffer their first loss of the season against the New York Jets in Week 3.