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Wow, what a difference 6 days makes!! On Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens, Mark Sanchez and the NY Jets offense looked like they had never played one down in the NFL. On Sunday, Sanchez outplayed sure fire Hall of Famer and 3x Super Bowl champion Tom Brady as the NY Jets defeated the New England Patriots 28-14 at the Meadowlands.
With that said, let’s hand out the grades:
This was definitely a breakout game for Sanchez, who went 21 of 30 for 220 yards and 3 touchdowns. He committed no turnovers and made very smart decisions while making plays down the field, something the Jets and their fans did not see Monday Night against the Baltimore Ravens. If there was one negative aspect in Sanchez’s performance, it would be the fact that on the first two New England sacks by Gerard Warren and Tully Banta-Cain, he seemed to hold onto the ball too long instead of getting rid of the football.
Running backs– “A”
If I am Rex Ryan, and I know this would hurt Shonn Greene somewhat, LaDainian Tomlinson would be my starting running back for the NY Jets. Tomlinson finished the game with 76 yards on 11 carries, including a 31-yard burst in the 3rd quarter where he looked like the LT of old. His 3 yard burst over the top of a packed-in line of scrimmage sealed the deal for the Jets. Shonn Greene added 52 yards on 15 carries. As a team, the Jets carried the ball 32 times for 136 yards.