Mark was coming off of a terrible game the week prior. Against Green Bay, Mark went 16-38 for 256 yards and 2 TDs, a 43.3 passer rating.
And Sanchez was OK during this game, but you couldn’t say he was great throughout. Other than a touchdown to Braylon Edwards in the second quarter, Mark was OK. Heck, for the game he was only 22-39 passing. These are numbers that we expect from Mark, but they aren’t great for NFL standards. So why is it on the list?
For the way Mark played late.
Down 10 in the fourth quarter, Mark Sanchez leads them down the field on a 6 play scoring drive that took 1:40, highlighted by connections to Jerricho Cotchery for 18 yards, and Dustin Keller for 25, before Sanchez took it himself from 1 yard out to close the gap to within 3.
Then, after a gift of a pass attempt on third down by the Lions that aids in a three and out, Sanchez takes them right down the field again in the final 1:40. The drive took 9 plays and ended with a Nick Folk field goal as time ran out.
The Jets finished it in overtime with Nick Folk again.