Yes it was only one game, but what a game it was for Mark Sanchez starting his fourth NFL season with the drama of Tim Tebow coming over during the offseason and a three-game preseason touchdown drought on his mind.
Saving it all for the start of the regular season was definitely worth the wait to see Sanchez light up the Buffalo Bills after the defense was able to force four turnovers leading to 24 points. The only blemish on the day was the forced shovel pass from Sanchez to tight end Jeff Cumberland which led to an interception by the Bills' Bryan Scott.
The Mark Sanchez of old might have kept that pick in his memory banks; he might have tried to force the next set of plays and possibly cost the Jets another opportunity to get into the end zone. Instead this year's version of the Jets franchise QB wiped it out of his head and showed that this is his team and brought them down the field for four touchdowns and two field goals.
Sanchez's superb performance shows that once again the preseason and training camp is truly silly season when it comes to the NFL media coverage. With the majority of media outlets making up problems in order to sell stories, the Green and White Report will deliver in-depth football analysis without the drama.
On the day Mark Sanchez was magnificent completing 19 out of 27 passes for 266 Yards while tossing three touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 123.4, and the best news from this stat line is that New York's offensive front did not allow a sack as Sanchez stayed on his feet throwing the ball with plenty of time.
Once again this is just the first game of the season and they will have a tough road game ahead at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh to face the Steelers next week, but right now this is Mark Sanchez's team and he has secured his spot as the starting QB of the New York Jets.
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