How did the Jets win? Here’s a look at the big story at the Super Bowl
The New York Jets and their two Super Bowl appearances came down to one play: a touchdown pass to Mark Sanchez.
The offense made one last drive in the second half, but the clock wound down, the clock stopped and Sanchez was wide open.
The Jets got a touchdown, and the NFL Championship Game was won.
The touchdown pass was the Jets first, and he took the lead for the first time in the Superdome game, making history for a franchise.
Here’s the play: It was a simple, one-step play from the left side.
In the NFL, a wide receiver has to make a one-handed catch in order to score.
It’s the exact same concept as a handoff in the NFL.
Sanchez had the ball, and it was going to be a touchdown.
It was his second TD pass of the game.
But it didn’t work out that way.
The ball was snapped too early.
It sailed out of bounds, and Jets safety Jairus Byrd jumped out of his seat, got in front of Sanchez and threw him the ball.
Sanchez got tackled.
He was flagged for a personal foul, and later that night the NFL suspended him for one game for his actions.
That’s what you see in the replay below.
It looked like Sanchez was going up for the touchdown, but he got tackled and dropped the ball for a safety.
It didn’t end there.
The next play, the Jets got an opportunity to get another touchdown.
On third-and-10, Sanchez made a brilliant throw to rookie running back Chris Johnson, who beat Byrd to the ball and hauled in a 14-yard touchdown pass.
Sanchez also got another chance on fourth-and -short.
Sanchez threw an incomplete pass to linebacker DeAndre Levy on the play, which caused the Jets to punt.
It gave the Patriots a chance to tie the game at 24-24.
That would have been a huge comeback, but it was blocked.
The Patriots went on to win, 24-23.
The play was a perfect example of how great a play can be.
The game was so close, it was almost like there was no way for the Jets’ defense to stop the Patriots’ offense.
The New England offense went to work with the run game.
With the Patriots having a very talented backfield, they took advantage of their talented receivers and ran hard on fourth down.
The NFL record for most rushing yards in a game is 11, but that number is set by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With four carries for 31 yards, it is a record that has been broken by the Saints four times.
New England was able to run through two of the Patriots top receivers, Demaryius Thomas and Shane Vereen.
Thomas has been on fire with the Patriots this season, leading the team with 779 yards on the ground.
He also leads the team in touchdowns (14) and yards (959) with four games remaining.
The other star player on the Patriots offense was Verein, who leads the NFL in receiving yards with 1,029 yards.
His three touchdown catches and the one touchdown catch in the last two games have helped him average 46.8 yards per game on the season.
It will be interesting to see if he can maintain his current level of production.
The Super Bowl is a different ballgame, and teams aren’t able to have as much control over their offense.
That said, the play of Johnson and Levy could change everything in the game and help the Patriots win.
I don’t think the Patriots are going to lose again.
But I do think that there is some serious question marks for the offense and defense that is going to take a lot of the focus off the Jets.