By John Touhey
Six weeks into the season and somehow the New York Jets have stumbled their way into first place of the AFC East. All four teams are 3-3 but the Jets are 2-0 in the division giving them the top spot in the East.
This happening despite two straight losses at home and looking like a team that has no idea which way is up. The Jets didn’t turn the ball over at all on Sunday which was the first time they have not done so all year.
This win is big, as next week they travel to Foxboro to take on a struggling Patriots team. Sanchez only threw the ball for a total of 82 yards, but is that such a bad thing as long as he didn’t turn the ball over? To be fair there aren’t a whole lot of offensive playmakers and the roster and it will be up to Sanchez to make plays when he has to and avoid turning the ball over.
This game was what Rex Ryan has been looking for all season: run the ball, play solid D and force turnovers. This game will be a great confidence booster for gang green which they’ll need to play a Patriots team that will have a chip on their shoulder after a one point loss to the Seahawks. The Jets still need to get past some offensive communication issues that slows them down at times.
Once that issue is resolved I have no doubts about the team at least competing towards the end of the season to make the playoffs.