Four Downs: The Jets Mess With Texas

The New York Jets raise their record to 8-2 as Four Downs takes a look at the things to like...and not like...about the Jets improbable 30-27 win.

1: The Dirt On Sanchez - It is impossible to not be impressed by Mark Sanchez's performance in North Jersey Sunday. The quarterback was merely the best player on the field in the Jets' 30-27 win over the Texans. Sanchez completed 22-of-38 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning six-yard fade to Santonio Holmes with 10 seconds left. He also scrambled twice for 22 yards.

2: Welcome Again, Mr. Johnson - Two weeks ago, the marquee individual matchup was Calvin Johnson versus. Darrelle Revis. On this day it was Andre Johnson against Revis. Like he did against Detroit 's top receiver, Revis won the one-on-one battle with Houston 's No. 1 wideout by limiting him to four catches for 32 yards.

3: Jets Were Grounded - What will bother Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer was the their Ground and Pound offense was grounded and pounded again—the Jets only rushed for 103 yards and 31 carries—and that Sanchez spent much of his time on the field running for his life. Sanchez was sacked three times for a loss of 17 yards.

4: The Engines Stopped - Ryan often boasts that the Jets are the best defense in the National Football League. However, do NFL-best defenses surrender 20 points in fourth quarters? Houston scored 20 points in a 11:26 span of the fourth quarter to turn a 23-7 deficit into a 27-23 lead.

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