Some early thoughts on Jets – Patriots Part Trois: Can Sanchez play the game of his life?
Mike Dussault, patspropaganda.com @patspropaganda
That is the last time you will hear me mention that score or the game that took place on December 6th, 2010.
I know a lot of people think that the Patriots will simply steamroll the Jets yet again, but personally I think it would be wise to respect what the Jets did in knocking off Peyton Manning for us.
We all know the Pats near-cryptonite all year has been the pass. And when it comes down to it, Mark Sanchez is one of the worst quarterbacks still alive in the playoffs. So given facing him, or Peyton Manning in the AFC Championship, I’m picking Sanchismo every time.
So thank you to the Jets for knocking of Indy.
And a reminder to my Pat fan bretheren that the Jets are 3-1 on the road in the playoffs over the last two seasons. Despite the beatdown we administered to them last time this is a team that should be respected, no matter how hard it is to take the Jets seriously.
What it will come down to is whether or not Mark Sanchez can play the game of his life. He will have to play mistake free football moving the ball through the air, against a defense that preys on turnovers.
Unlike the Colts, the Patriots can move the ball through the air and on the ground. They know what the Jets do and how to beat it. It’s just a matter of executing it.
They can and will put up points.
The Jets will not go down without a fight. That fight might only last a quarter, but if they get a break or two early this will be a game.
Should be a fun week of build up I guess. At this point though, I’m just suffering from major Jets fatigue. What will Rexy say first?