Here’s what you need to know:
- The Jets won on the road against a divisional opponent that had won its first two games of the season. After a disappointing performance in Week 1, the Jets have now put together seven quarters in a row of quality football. With Buffalo on deck, New York is in good position to be 3-1 after a quarter of the season. Not bad considering that just two weeks ago the Jets looked over-hyped.
- Mark Sanchez has put together two good weeks in a row. His touchdown passes to Dustin Keller last night showed how far he’s come as a quarterback since the Jets decided to open things up for him a bit. The first was a touch pass to the corner of the end zone where Sanchez hit the spot he had to hit. If he didn’t, the ball either goes out of bounds or gets intercepted. Instead, 7-0 Jets. Then, in the second quarter, Sanchez threw the most accurate pass he’s thrown as a pro, splitting Miami defenders and hitting Keller in stride in the end zone. 14-0 Jets. Sanchez threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns.
- Keller has emerged as an elite tight end. He had six catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns.
- Braylon Edwards should never have played, but he did, and he caught a 67-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter after the defender slipped after Edwards caught the ball and made a cut to the inside. Edwards finished with two catches. By the way, we don’t need Braylon celebrating after his touchdown. If he was going to show any class, last night was the night. I guess not.
- Right now, LaDainian Tomlinson is the Jets No. 1 running back. He had 70 yards and a touchdown last night, and also caught three balls. Shonn Greene had 36 yards rushing.
- On special teams, Brad Smith averaged 37 yards on kickoff returns and Eric Smith blocked a punt.
- The defense allowed 436 yards, 363 coming in the air. Who ever thought it would be the Jets’ offense picking up the defense?