Mark Sanchez managed to rally up 28 points in the game against New England, throwing for 3 touchdown passes.
Then again, this was against the 25th ranked defense in the regular season. The Patriots defense has a few very good defensive players, but as a whole they're not spectacular. This allowed Sanchez to get the job done, along with the Jets defense shutting down Tom Brady.
Nothing compares to the powerful, blood-thirsty defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
James Harrison was a spotlight player in the game against Baltimore, sacking Joe Flacco three times. He can plow through the offensive line and get to the quarterback.
Then there's Troy Polamalu, the heart of the defense, their most valued player. Polamalu was inactive during Pittsburgh's game against the Jets in the regular season. With him on the field this time around, there could be trouble for Sanchez.
Polamalu is a strong safety, but seems to know how to play several different defensive positions and you
never know where he's going to be next.
Sanchez will need to read the Steelers defense carefully, and it won't be easy. Polamalu could intercept the ball at any given moment, and Sanchez wouldn't know what hit him.