Guess what, Mark Sanchez haters? Mr. Poise 2009 has made you all shut up. During the Jets' two-game strugglefest (with losses to the 49ers and Texans), Tim Tebow supporters wanted Sanchez replaced, crying, "tim tewbow as stater job!" But now, with the Jets routing the Colts on Sunday, Sanchez can worry less about his starting gig thanks to his rousing 11 for 18 with 82 yards and two touchdowns performance, the third-lowest yardage mark of his career.
Tim Smith, New York Daily News:
With the game Sanchez had against Indianapolis, he dialed down the noise surrounding the Jets' quarterback situation for at least a week. Whether he can duplicate this performance next week and beat the Patriots is another matter.
Teams will certainly be wondering if Sanchez can throw for an average 4.6 yards per attempt.
Sanchez's performance was the best by an AFC East QB this week, according to ESPN's QBR stat. James Walker, ESPN:
Here is how the AFC East fared:
1. Sanchez, Jets, 86.6
2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots, 72.0
3. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins, 60.9
4. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills, 31.8
Tannehill: 21/29, 185 yards, two TDs. Brady: 36/58, 395 yards, two TDs, two picks. Both had higher completion percentages, pass attempts, yards, and yards per pass attempt than Sanchez.
Let's be real. The only question that the Jets offense answered at MetLife Stadium on Sunday was, "Can you beat the Colts if you run the ball over 40 times?" Yes, you can.