Second loss in a row to a division rival; Sanchez melts down
There's that popular saying in the NFL: “On any given Sunday, any team can beat another.”
The Bills were a team that had just lost to Cleveland of all teams. The Jets, prior to last week's loss to Miami, were looking sharp, crisp and like viable contenders.
Funny how one windy, rainy game in the Meadowlands changes this, eh?
Rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez threw five interceptions en route to the Jets losing to Buffalo, 16-13 on a Ryan Lindell field goal in overtime. He finished with only 119 passing yards and was also sacked twice.
Sanchez's debacle ruined a perfectly splendid day for Thomas Jones, who rushed for a franchise best 210 yards while also scoring a touchdown. Leon Washington contributed to the cause as well, posting 99 rushing yards.
The defense, while not exactly dominant, performed well enough. The knocked Trent Edwards out of the game and limited his replacement, Ryan Fitzpatrick, to 116 yards and a touchdown. However, they couldn't slam the door on the Bills in overtime, leading to Lindell's game winning kick.
After shocking the league initially, the Jets now find themselves at 3-3 and looking for answers. They could find some as the play Oakland next week, though the Raiders pulled off an upset of their own this week in beating the Eagles.
The Jets are the better team, but can they have another letdown and allow Oakland to make it two in a row?
Any given Sunday, my friends…any given Sunday.
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Written by Frank Mazzola