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Sanchez's performance in Sunday's game mirrored how much of his career has gone.
Just when he looks like he's becoming an elite quarterback, he takes a step backwards.
That being said, Sanchez played better than the numbers he put up.
His interceptions were frustrating and inexplicable, but he made plays when he had to and continued to look in command of the offense.
Sanchez threw for 182 yards and completed 17 passed on 24 attempts. His two touchdowns were accompanied by two interceptions.
The interceptions can be a deceiving statistic; Sanchez was accurate and efficient in Sunday's rout.
Regardless, his mistakes must be rectified—he won't be able to get away with them against better opponents.
The good news is those mistakes can be cleaned up.
Sanchez has had so much success at such an early age that it can be easy to forget how young he is. Many of the great quarterbacks in NFL history didn't hit their stride until their third or fourth season.
Sanchez still has room to improve, but he is consistently getting better.
Mark Sanchez will have to lead the Jets to a Super Bowl instead of his running game carrying him like they have in the past.
In order for the Jets to reach their lofty aspirations, Sanchez must emerge as the quarterback he is capable of becoming.