Two weeks ago, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was booed during opening introductions; on Sunday, he made history.
Sanchez became the first quarterback in team history to rush for two touchdowns and pass for two touchdowns in the same game.
With his 13-for-21, 181 yards, no interception game, Sanchez is starting to get hot during the cold months; a trait that has helped the Jets go to back-to-back AFC Conference games in his first two seasons in the NFL.
“I think we understand the importance of these games late in the season,” said Sanchez, the Jets’ third-year quarterback. “We understood, especially my rookie year and this year, we missed opportunities early in the season, and anytime you do that you want to try to make up for then. And guys understand that, we understand the kind of wild card race we’re in.”
“We made some big plays in the passing game, but we really relied on our running game today and that was great,” Sanchez said. “It’s a quarterback’s best friend.”
The Jets had 159 yards rushing overall on 42 carries.