Four Downs: Jets vs. Packers

A look at four things that made for Sunday's disappointing loss to Green Bay.

1: Mark Sanchez looked like he had improved in the Jets' wins over New England , Miami and Buffalo . The second year QB from USC has appeared to badly regress in the last three weeks, though, as he has only completed 44-of-112 passes for 655 yards. He has thrown four interceptions versus two touchdowns and has been sacked six times for a loss of 41 yards.

2: The Jets entered the game with the NFL's second best rushing offense while the Packers had the ninth worst rushing defense. So in a game that appeared to call for the Jets to run the ball all afternoon long, they only rushed the ball 29 times for l41 yards.

3: What will be long remembered after the 9-0 score fades into the history books were the myriad drops by Jets and Packers receivers. It only felt like every Sanchez and Aaron Rodgers incompletion was just off their pass-catchers' fingertips. Perhaps the most egregious of the non-catches was a Sanchez third quarter, third down pass that Santonio Holmes could not haul in. Had Holmes made the catch, he had a certain first down—and perhaps more—in front of him.

4: The Packers have been unable to run the ball after losing Ryan Grant for the season on Opening Weekend. While Rodgers is among the premier players at his position, the blitz heavy Jets should have been able to get him more than two times, as they did yesterday when linebacker David Harris and reserve cornerback Dwight Lowery sacked Rodgers twice.


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