Mark Sanchez and his offensive teammates have a lot to be happy about after yesterday’s game. The Jets won 48-28, but the game really wasn’t that close. There was no point where you felt they were going to blow it, which is a great feeling for may lifetime Jets fans. The 48 points was a record for the Jets in opening week.
The Jets really took a hold on this one early. After Darrelle Revis’ spectacular interception, the Jets scored their first touchdown of the day on a Sanchez to Kerley 12 yard TD pass. They went off and took a lead they never lost, scoring 20 points in the second quarter. They opened it up to a 41-7 in the third quarter after Cromartie took it to the house with a pick six, and Sanchez connected with Hill for the TD.
We got what we hoped for from the Jets defense, for the most part. They created 3 turnovers in the first half alone, 4 for the game. The particularly spectacular turnover was the pick by Darrelle Revis, going full extension up in the air to make the catch, and then having the presence of mind to get both feet down in bounds. The offense fed off of this, and all the turnovers scoring 24 points off of turnovers.
Yes, it is only one game. But, the points off of turnovers are a great sign, as we all pointed at the offense last year for squandering many opportunities.