New York Jets Quarterback Mark Sanchez Comes of Age in Foxboro

January 17, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was only fitting that quarterback Mark Sanchez had the ball in his hands to conclude the AFC Divisional Playoff game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots.
In two seasons as the Jets signal caller, Sanchez’s visits to Gillette Stadium have ended in such disappointment and failure it could be easily argued the Patriots home field had become his personal house of horrors.
As a rookie in 2009, Sanchez had his most forgettable game of the season in Foxborough, completing only 8-of-21 passes for 136 yards, one touchdown and four debilitating interceptions.
Sanchez’s quarterback rating for the game was an appalling 37.1, and not surprisingly, the Jets lost a 31-14 laugher to their heated division rivals.
This season, Gang Green’s second trip to Gillette Stadium in the Rex Ryan era culminated in the team’s worst defeat in 24 years, as well as the poorest performance in the young career of the 24-year-old Sanchez.
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