New York Jets – 34, Washington Redskins – 19
Even in a win the Jets look like they won despite Mark Sanchez
(166 total yards, 1 TD), not because of him. Sanchez threw 32 passes but only had 165 passing yards on the day, which he salvaged with a second half touchdown. Rex Grossman
(221 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT) looked bad against the intense Jets pressure, barely completing 40% of his passes and failing to lead his team to a score when the game was within reach.
For the second straight week Santonio Holmes
(4-58, 1 TD) caught a touchdown pass, which hid the fact that Sanchez just isn’t accurate enough to make proper use of a playmaker like Holmes. Poor Santonio… Sanchez is wasting the best years of his WR career. Plaxico Burress
(3-33) had another quiet outing, as he seems to do better at home than on the road.
Well, looks like Darrelle Revis doesn’t cover tight ends, so Fred Davis
(6-99) ended up with a pretty big game. Santana Moss
(5-42) played his second straight healthy game, but wasn’t much of a factor overall.
Like most seasons recently, Shonn Greene
(22 car., 88 yards, 3 TDs; 3 rec., 26 yards) is starting to turn it on at the end of the season, showing the burst and power that many wished he’d shown earlier in the year when we were all willing to trust him. At this point, he looks like he may be worthy of a RB3 or even RB2 consideration, but it’s tough to trust him with playoff hopes on the line.
Looks like Mike Shanahan finally settled on a RB, and this RB might have the makings of a budding star. Roy Helu
(23 car., 100 yards, 1 TD; 4 rec., 42 yards) has looked the part of bellcow RB and definitely passes the eyeball test. Helu probably should be in lineups the rest of the way, at least as a flex if not a RB2.