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QB Mark Sanchez finished his second Divisional postsea-
on game with a win at New England (1/16) connecting on
16-of-25 passes for 194 yards and three touchdowns with
no interceptions for a passer rating of 127.3, his second-
highest in postseason play. His best mark was 139.4 at CIN
(1/9/10). Sanchez opened the 2010 postseason completing
18-of-31 passes for 189 yards during the 17-16 win at IND
(1/8). His final completion, an 18-yard pass to WR Braylon
Edwards, set up K Nick Folk’s 32-yard field goal for the
win. Sanchez has won four postseason games in his first two
seasons in the NFL. The four wins are the most by a Jets QB
in the postseason. During Week 16 at CHI, Sanchez opened
the game by completing 9-of-9 passes for 110 yards, with a
passer rating of 117.6. On the Jets second drive, he led the
team on an eight-play, 85-yard touchdown drive in which
he connected on all five of his passes for 70 yards. Sanchez
finished the first half 13-of-15 for 156 yards and a passer
rating of 110.0, while leading the offense to score the sec-
ond-most points (24) in a quarter since 1995. In the club’s
Week 15 win over PIT (12/19), Sanchez became the first
Jets quarterback to record a win in the state of Pennsylvania.
Sanchez surpassed 3,000 passing yards when he connect-
ed with WR Santonio Holmes on a seven-yard pass in the
fourth quarter, making him the second-youngest quarterback
in Jets history to achieve this feat behind Hall-of-Fame QB
Joe Namath. From Week Nine through Week 11, all Jets
wins, Sanchez threw for 950 yards on 71-of-121 passing
with six touchdowns, three interceptions and an 89.9 rating.
In those contests, Sanchez posted the three highest single-
game totals for passing yards in his career, throwing for a ca-
reer-high 336 yards in an overtime win at DET (11/7), 299
yards in an overtime win at CLV (11/14) and 315 yards vs.
HST (11/21). His 100.2 passer rating vs. HST marked the
eighth time in his career that Sanchez posted a passer rating
of 100-or-more, while his three touchdown passes equaled a
career-high, achieved twice previously, most recently at MIA
Sanchez became the first Jets’ QB to start 10-or-more games
in consecutive seasons for the same head coach (Rex Ryan)
since Ken O’Brien did it under Bruce Coslett in 1991.
100 or GREATER PASSER RATING
QB Mark Sanchez recorded a 100.2 passer rating vs. Hous-
ton (11/21), marking the eighth game in his career that he
posted a passer rating of 100.0 or greater. Five of his 100.0
or greater passer ratings have come against division foes Mi-
ami, New England and Buffalo.
Yds TD-I Rate
1/9/10 at CIN* 15 12
1/16/11 at NE* 16 25
9/19/10 vs. NE 30 21
9/26/10 at MIA 28 15
10/25/09 at OAK 16 9
10/3/10 at BUF 24 14
9/20/09 vs. NE 22 14
11/1/09 vs. MIA 35 20
11/21/10 vs. HST 38 22
1/17/11 at NE* 25 16
SANCHEZ IN OVERTIME
In consecutive weeks, at DET (11/7) and at CLV (11/14),
Sanchez led the Jets to overtime road victories, becoming the
first team in NFL history to win road games in overtime in
consecutive weeks. At CLV (11/14), Sanchez connected with
WR Santonio Holmes with 16 seconds remaining for a 37-
yard touchdown to give the Jets the 26-20 win against the
Browns. The touchdown was the third-latest regular-season
touchdown in overtime since the overtime system was insti-
tuted in 1974. San Diego defeated Kansas City with no time
remaining (11/12/78) and Baltimore defeated St. Louis with
10 seconds remaining (10/27/96).
Sanchez’s overtime numbers:
at DET (11/7)
at CLV (11/14)
ON THE MARK IN THE WINS
In the Jets’ 13 victories, QB Mark Sanchez has completed
312-of-608 passes for 3,674 yards and 20 touchdowns
with 14 interceptions and a passer rating of 91.6
• 1/16 at NE: Sanchez finished the game 16-of-25 for 194
yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions for a
passer rating of 127.3. It was his first time throwing three
touchdown passes in a postseason game.
• 1/8 at IND: Completed 18-of-31 passes for 189 yards
and an interception for the third postseason win of his
career, the most playoff wins by a QB in Jets history.
• 1/2 vs. BUF: Started and played in the opening series
without throwing a pass to record his 11th win of the
• 12/19 at PIT: Acheived 3,000 passing yards on the
season, completing 19-of-29 passes for 170 yards and
rushing for a touchdown, his third of the season. Sanchez
is the first Jets quarterback to lead a team to victory in
• 11/25 vs CIN: Led the Jets to their ninth win of the sea-
son, completing 16-of-28 passes for 166 yards, a touch-
down and an interception.
• 11/21 vs. HST: In the 25th regular season start of his
NFL career, Sanchez completed 22-of-38 passes for 315
yards and three touchdowns with one interception for a
100.2 passer rating. Over the last four games, he has
thrown for 1,206 yards and six touchdowns on 87-of-
159 passing with five interceptions.
• 11/14 at CLV: QB Mark Sanchez opened the first half
completing 9-of-13 passes for 83 yards and one touch-
down, recording a passer rating of 112.0. He added a
one-yard touchdown run to give the Jets a 17-13 half-
time lead. It was his second rushing touchdown in as
many weeks. Sanchez led the Jets to the game-winning
touchdown in overtime when he connected with WR San-
tonio Holmes for a 37-yard touchdown with 16 seconds
remaining in the game. Finished the game with his third-
most passing yards in a game (299) on 27-of-44 passing.
Also threw two touchdowns and one interception on the
• 11/7 at DET: Sanchez recorded the first 300 yard pass-
ing game of his career, completing 22-of-39 passes for
336 yards with one touchdown and one interception for
a passer rating of 82.9 as the Jets staged their second
fourth-quarter comeback of the season when they scored
10 points in the final 4:26 of regulation to tie the game
at 20. On the last three scoring drives, Sanchez con-
nected on 10-of-12 passes for 144 yards and a passer
rating of 116.7.
• 10/17 at DEN: Sanchez recorded the first victory of his
career in which he led the Jets to the winning points with
two minutes or less remaining in the game. He threw his
first interception of the season to DEN OLB Jason Hunter
on his third pass of the game. The interception ended his
streak of 184 pass attempts without an interception, the
second-longest in Jets history, trailing only Ken O’Brien
who registered 211 pass attempts without an intercep-
tion from 1987-88.
• 10/11 vs MIN: Sanchez spearheaded an offense that
scored points on every possession within the opponent’s
20 and established a new career-high for passing at-
tempts with 44. His previous high of 35 attempts came
vs. MIA on 11/1/09.
• 10/3 at BUF: Sanchez connected with WR Braylon Ed-
wards for a 41-yard touchdown pass with 2:32 remain-
ing in the second quarter. It was the third time this sea-
son the two have combined for a score. Sanchez finished
the game 14-of-24 for 161 yards and two touchdowns
with a passer rating of 106.4. It was the seventh time
in his career that he recorded a 100-plus passer rating.
The game at Buffalo marked the eleventh contest that
Sanchez did not throw an interception.
• 9/26 at MIA: Sanchez completed 15-of-28 passes for
256 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a
120.5 passer rating. Sanchez matched his career-high
with three touchdown passes that he set the week before
vs. New England.
• 9/19 vs. NE: Sanchez completed 21-of-30 passes for
220 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a
124.3 passer rating. Sanchez set career-highs with three
touchdown passes (previous high: two set twice, last
11/1/09 vs. MIA), completions with 21 (previous high:
20 set 11/01/09 vs. MIA), the highest regular-season
passer rating of his career with 124.3 (previous high:
107.0 set 10/25/09 at OAK). His career-high passer rat-
ing of 139.4 came in last season Wild Card game at CIN.
Sanchez also posted a 70% completion percentage, the
second-highest percentage of his career (high: 76.5%
set 11/29/09 vs. CAR).
LEADING FOR THREE WEEKS
QB Mark Sanchez completed 50-of-82 for 637 yards, with
eight touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of
117.8 in consecutive games from Week Two through Week
Four against NE (9/19), MIA (9/26) and BUF (10/3). His
passer rating ranked first in the NFL in that three-week span
while his eight touchdown passes tied with Peyton Manning
for most in the NFL.
Team Att Cmp Yds TD-I Rate
M. Sanchez NYJ
637 8-0 117.8
932 8-1 113.4
624 5-0 111.1
1030 7-4 104.6
752 6-3 104.3
100-OR-MORE PASSER RATING
QB Mark Sanchez recorded the fourth-best passer rating in
Jets postseason history when he completed 16-of-25 passes
for 194 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions during
the Divisional postseason matchup at NE, 1/16/11. It marks
the ninth time in his career, and second time in the postsea-
son, that Sanchez has posted a quarterback rating of 100-or-
01/04/03 vs. IND
01/09/10 at CIN
12/28/86 vs. KC
01/16/11 at NE
01/08/05 at SD
01/12/02 at OAK
minimum 20 attempts
THROWS TO MULTIPLE TARGETS
QB Mark Sanchez threw to 12 different targets with four
of them scoring at least two touchdowns in the 16 regular
season games this season.
No Yds Avg
54 684 12.7
52 852 16.4
52 368 7.1
51 729 14.3
38 401 10.6
16 120 7.5
278 3,291 6.5
Italicized - No longer on team
MOST PASSING YARDS
QB Mark Sanchez led the NFL in passing yards from Week
Eight to Week 11. The Jets won three-out-of-four including
two consecutive overtime victories at DET (11/7) and at CLV
(11/14), respectively. Sanchez completed 87 passes for
1,206 yards, with six touchdowns and five interceptions.
FIRST 25 GAMES
In the first 25 regular season starts of his NFL career, QB
Mark Sanchez was 16-9 during the regular season and post-
ed an 18-10 mark, including the postseason. His 16 regu-
lar season wins are tied for the second-best in Jets history
through 25 games with Chad Pennington. The only quarter-
back to win more in his first 25 games is Vinny Testaverde,
who won 19.
PROMINENT JETS QBS THROUGH FIRST 25 STARTS
Statistics are in starts only.
40+ FROM SANCHEZ TO...
During his career, QB Mark Sanchez has completed 20
passes of 40 yards or more with seven resulting in a touch-
down. Against DET (11/7), Sanchez’s 74-yard pass to Bray-
lon Edwards was his longest regular-season pass of his ca-
reer. His longest career pass was an 80-yard touchdown
pass to Edwards in last season’s AFC Championship game at
IND (1/24/10). Edwards has caught all four of Sanchez’s
longest career passes.
IMPRESSIVE IN THE POSTSEASON
Mark Sanchez is 4-1 in the postseason with wins at CIN, SD,
IND, NE and a loss at IND, ranking him second for most
postseason wins during his first two years. During the five
postseason games, he has completed 75-of-192 passes for
922 yards, seven touchdowns, three interceptions and a
passer rating of 92.2. He has also recorded two of his high-
est passer ratings of 139.4 at CIN (1/9/10) and 127.3 at NE
(1/16/11), the 139.4 ranks second in team history.
• QB Mark Sanchez finished his fifth postseason game
(1/16/11 at NE) 16-of-25 for 194 yards and three
touchdowns with no interceptions for a passer rating of
127.3, marking the first time in his postseason career
that he has thrown three touchdown passes in a game.
• The Jets, led by Sanchez, recorded their longest scor-
ing drive of the season at IND (1/8/11) in both plays
(17) and time (9:54) on their second scoring drive.
• With the Jets trailing 7-3 entering the fourth quarter
at SD (1/17/10), Sanchez led the Jets to two fourth-
quarter touchdowns in the 17-14 victory, registering
the first fourth-quarter comeback of his career.
• Sanchez finished his postseason debut at CIN (1/9/10)
with 182 passing yards and one touchdown on 12-
of-15 passing, compiling a passer rating of 139.4.
The one touchdown was a 45-yard scoring pass to
TE Dustin Keller.
• Head Coach Rex Ryan and Sanchez were the second
rookie head coach and quarterback combination since
1970 and second in two seasons (John Harbaugh and
Joe Flacco in 2008) to advance to a conference cham-
• Sanchez was the fourth rookie QB to advance to a con-
ference championship since 1970: Shaun King (TB,
1999), Ben Roethlisberger (PIT, 2004) and Joe Flacco
• Sanchez’s 80.0 percent completion percentage at CIN
(1/9/10) is a Jets postseason record for a single game,
surpassing Ken O’Brien’s 76.5 percent on 13-of-17
passing, 12/28/85 vs. NE.
POSTSEASON LONG PASSES
In his first two seasons, Sanchez has three of the seven lon-
gest passing plays in Jets postseason history.
JETS ALL-TIME LONG POSTSEASON PASSES
C. Pennington J. Cotchery
C. Pennington R. Anderson
C. Pennington S. Moss
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