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C'mon...I have seen you bunch Sanchez' playoff games together on several posts to try and show Sanchez was really something in the postseason. Pure manipulation of stats. The reality is Sanchez was great against Cincy and sucked against both SD and Indy! The Jets only scored 17 points against both SD and INDY. The Redskins, Lions, Bills, Browns, Buccaneers, Raiders, and Rams are the only teams in the NFL last year averaging less than 17 ppg.
Originally Posted by nyjunc
CINCY...Sanchez was 12 of 15 for 182 yards, 1 TD pass, 139.4 QB rating. Great game, but Sanchez was not asked to carry the team and face it, Cincy was injured and had NO HEART at the end of the year. This is a team that had ONLY won 3 of their previous 7 games and those wins were against Cleveland, Detroit, and KC...the bottom of the barrel. But Sanchez did play great that game.
SD...Sanchez sucked this game. 12 of 23 for 100 yards, 1 TD, 1 int, 60.1 QB rating. If the Jets were to advance based on Sanchez play it would be the end of the road.
INDY...Sanchez mediocre at best this game. 17 of 30 for 252 yards, 2 TD, 1 int, 93.3 QB rating. However, this is one of those games when stats lie. His stats are deceptive for 2 reasons.
The first being a 80 yard TD pass to Edwards. Sanchez stats were padded by one play...a piss-poor play by the Colts undrafted rookie DB (Jacob Lacey). This was just pathetic coverage by Lacey. This was a play where Lacey was looking in the backfield trying to read Sanchez eyes instead of sticking with Edwards, bit on a slant and lost his balance. A big-time rookie mistake looking to make a big-time play instead of playing smart. The only starting QB that doesn't make that throw is Jamarcus Russell who would have fumbled the ball before he could throw it, I am sure. Edwards had to slow down and wait for the ball while it was in the air. This one play really helped INFLATE Sanchez' numbers. Otherwise he was, 16 of 29 for 172 yards, 1 TD, 1 int, 69.89 QB rating.
The second is with the game on the line in the 2nd half the Jets got completely SHUT OUT!!! In fact, Sanchez 2nd half numbers were PATHETIC...12 of 21 for 135 yards, 1 int, 56.64 QB rating. Even worse is Sanchez built up his QB rating the final 1:06 seconds when the Jets got the ball at their own 10 yard line. The colts went into a deep coverage, prevent defense and Sanchez was able to throw 4 dink passes for 45 yards. Totally meaningless. So with the game on the line in the 2nd half Sanchez real numbers were 8 of 17 for 90 yards, 1 int, 38.84 QB rating.
You can group these numbers together and try and make it look like he had a really good postseason, but when they are taken in their true context Sanchez was anything but good in the postseason other than playing against a pathetic, injured, gutless Bengal team in the Wild Card game.