Monday, November 19, 2012
Drive of the game
By Rich Cimini
The situation: The Jets took over at their 37-yard line, leading by six points with 6:14 remaining in the third quarter.
The outcome: Mark Sanchez orchestrated the Jets' longest drive of the game -- 12 plays, 63 yards, using 6:58 on the clock. It ended with Bilal Powell's 5-yard touchdown run.
The impact: The Jets broke the Rams' will by eating clock and controlling the ball on the ground. After going 30, 28 and 33 yards for their first three scoring drives, the Jets dropped the hammer. Sanchez passed only three times, including an 18-yard throwback screen to TE Konrad Reuland. They lined up with three tight ends to the left and ran a play-action to the right, with Sanchez looking for Stephen Hill on a slant. He was open, but Sanchez pulled the ball down and looked back to the strong side, finding a wide-open Reuland. Two plays later, Powell scored. That was the dagger.