|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Jets beat the Lions Sunday, according to sportsbook, and owe much of the success to Mark Sanchez, who knew just how to throw and where to be at just the right time.
Let's recap the Jets victory over the Lions last weekend. A couple stats for NFL betting fans: Sanchez connected with Santonio Holmes for 52 yards to set up Nick Folk's 30-yard field goal 2:18 into overtime, lifting the New York Jets to a 23-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Sanchez scored on a quarterback sneak with 2:46 left in regulation and led a nine-play drive that set up Folk's 36-yard kick to send the game into OT. He successfully lobbied Jets coach Rex Ryan to run the two-minute offense in overtime. Then Detroit had a 10-point lead before with the game left at 5:19.
Then there was the no more timeouts with 1:40 left to go as Drew Stanton threw an incompletion, giving the Jets the ball. The Jets (6-2) took advantage against the Lions (2-6) and silenced a previously boisterous crowd at Ford Field. In a matchup of first-round quarterbacks from last year's draft, Sanchez came out on top and Stafford couldn't stay on the field. Stafford was the No. 1 pick overall and Sanchez was drafted fifth. Sanchez was 22 of 39 for a career-high 323 yards with one TD a 74-yard, go-ahead pass to Edwards with a minute left in the first half and one interception.
Just when the Lions were looking their best and heading for a third win this season, Stafford was 20 of 36 for 240 yards with two TDs, no interceptions, and a rushing score then Stafford lobbed a 2-yard TD to Nate Burleson with 11:51 left. Sanchez and the Jets, though, were explosive enough to score 10 points in the last 2:46 and on the opening drive of OT. Detroit got off to a good start and led for much of the game, but couldn't make enough winning plays on both sides of the ball to snap New York's seven-game winning streak on the road. Stafford connected with Brandon Pettigrew for a 10-yard TD on the first drive against a team that had given up three points in the first quarter of its first seven games. A missed extra point proved to be costly for Detroit. The Jets would've been more aggressive if they needed a TD on the final drive of regulation, but they only needed three points to force the game into overtime against Stanton, who was active because backup QB Shaun Hill is injured.
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