Inside The Numbers: Week Two Win Over NE

A look at the numbers that made for the Jets first win of the season.

East Rutherford, NJ – The Jets evened their record at 1-1 with a 28-14 win over New England. A look inside the numbers that helped New York beat their AFC East rival.

200 – The net passing yards for Mark Sanchez on the afternoon. The Jets quarterback threw for just 74 yards last Monday night against New England. In his previous 10 games, including the playoffs, Sanchez has only twice thrown for more than 200 yards.

81- After a rough performance on Monday night where he ran out of bounds short of the first down marker in the fourth quarter, slipped when he was open missing a possible big game and looked to be in a funk, Dustin Keller showed up for seven catches and 115 yards. A good game for #81.

79 – After last week, the Jets were happy to "just" get flagged for six penalties for 58 yards. But New England was sloppy, giving up 79 yards due to flags. Several of these flags extended Jets drives and led to points.

65 – One week after running just 44 offensive plays against Baltimore, the Jets ran 21 more plays in Sunday's win, crucial in keeping the high octane New England offense off the field.

46 – The Jets third down percentage, following an abysmal 9% last week against the Ravens.

23 – After struggling last week to get first downs, the Jets offense was efficient to the tune of 23 first downs, helping the offense move down the field and winning the time of possession battle.

15 – The difference maker in the game was LaDainian Tomlinson, who had 15 touches on the ball for 102 yards of total offense. A vintage performance by the running back.

3 – The number of turnovers forced by the Jets and also the turnover differential in the game as New York didn't cough up the ball once or have a single interception.

3- Also the number of touchdown passes by Sanchez, a career high.


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