Jets Halftime

In the battle of the unbeatens the Jets are down 17-3 going into halftime. Mark Sanchez has been exposed this game having two bad turnovers turn into 14 points for the Saints. Shonn Greene has looked good this game and the Jets defense has kept Drew Brees and this explosive offense to three points.

On offense the Jets have been able to run the ball getting 82 yards in the first half. This is big as the Jets have had some trouble running the ball as of late and the Saints came into this game hoping to keep things that way. While 40 of those yards came on gimmick plays and Sanchez runs, Greene got things going near the end of the half and is averaging 6.7 yards a rush. Mark Sanchez has been better than people would think this game. He twice led his team to the red zone and has looked sharp on third down. The problem has been two bad decisions that directly led to Saints touchdowns. An interception in the red zone returned for a touchdown, and a fumble in his own end zone that was picked up for another score. Without those turnovers the Jets could be leading 6-3. It is the first game where Mark Sanchez has looked like he cost his team the game. Hopefully in the second half he can make up for that as he really does not seem to be having tons of trouble moving the ball.

On defense the Jets have been great. Brees has been able to move the ball but has not had success in the red zone. One trip led to a field goal and the second went for nothing as the Jets had a great goal line stand holding the Saints out on fourth down. The defense is not to blame for this deficit and if they can continue their play give Sanchez a good chance to bring the team back into it.

To start the second half the Jets get the ball and like in the Pats game a few weeks ago a score can put them back into this game. Sanchez has to get touchdowns when he gets in the red zone. The Jets also would like to see Greene continue to play well to give them a running game. The Jets have to score soon as while the defense has played well, if Brees gets it going the Saints can really pull away.

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