After a tumultuous start to this season for the Jets, New York bounced back on the other side of their bye week to get a much needed win against a pretty decent St. Louis Rams team. Mark Sanchez was alright, the defense did it’s job and hope has been restored in the Big Apple, even if it might be short lived.
New York actually scored an offensive touchdown in the game and Mark Sanchez is the one who threw it. After recovering a huge fumble, the Jets took an early lead when Sanchez hit Chaz Schilens and the offense didn’t stop there. Later, something called Bilal Powell scored twice, and raked up 42 yards on 11 carries, which is actually pretty significant given how poor the offense has been this year.
Sam Bradford didn’t have a terrible game but he didn’t stay out of the turnover column, as he fumbled once and threw an interception. It was his fumble that was recovered by Bart Scott early in the game and setup the Chaz Schilens touchdown.
The question now is, will this win do anything to fix the Jets locker room? Earlier this week the entire team seemed to be in full-on Tebow hate mode. For the record, Tebow went one play and threw for negative yardage on a failed fake punt in the first half. But beyond the Tebow struggles and the cries from fans for him to start, the Jets have been decaying from within for another straight year.
Obviously, the quotes this week will center on how the Jets were right for being so vocal in their support of the “right” quarterback, but there’s still alot of work to do to save jobs in New York.