Jets vs. Ravens: Why Mark Sanchez Will Flounder Against Ed Reed

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IIOctober 2, 2011

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 18:  Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens tackles Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans for a loss during the first half at LP Field on September 18, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Mark Sanchez has brought the Jets to the doorstep of the Super Bowl two years in a row. If Sanchez can continue to mature as a quarterback, he can bring them beyond the AFC championship game.

All of the steps begin in the regular season when the Jets meet the tough teams like the Ravens this weekend.

Mark Sanchez will not be able to beat Ed Reed when passing into the Ravens secondary.

Sanchez’s accuracy does not seem to be without flaw. He is on a team that is focused on their running game and their defense.

The passing game has a good core of receivers with Santonio Holmes, Plaxico Burress and Dustin Keller, but that part of the team can only go so far.

If the Jets want to win, they have to limit Sanchez to around 20 to 25 attempts in the game.

The Jets most dominating game of the season was against Jacksonville when Sanchez only attempted 24 passes and completed 17 of them.  The Jets won the game 32-3.

The Jets will be looking to battle against the Ravens deep into the game. Sanchez will not be able to pass into the Ravens secondary.

Ed Reed has a prime instinct for defensive positioning. He is one of the best there is in the game, which Rex Ryan pointed out this week.

Mark Sanchez has already given up four interceptions. The Jets will have to be wise with their offensive tactics.

If they ask Mark Sanchez to pass more then 25 times then a loss is going to be in their future.

They need to rely on the running game and pound the ball into the heart of the Ravens defense.