Sunday, January 17, 2010
Opportunistic Jets overtake Chargers
SAN DIEGO -- Everybody wondered if Mark Sanchez would be able to keep his team out of trouble.
Maybe we should have been worrying about Philip Rivers.
The New York Jets are beating the San Diego Chargers 10-7 early in the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium due in large part to a couple Rivers interceptions.
Rivers threw only nine interceptions in the regular season, but he did have three two-interception games.
Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, defending Vincent Jackson, made a miraculous catch on a ball that hit everything but the ground. The interception ended an otherwise impressive drive that had gotten to the Jets 36-yard line.
Jets safety Jim Leonhard could have fair caught his interception at the Chargers' 16-yard line. The Jets converted that turnover into a touchdown, with Sanchez rolling right and connecting with Dustin Keller in the end zone from 2 yards out.