Pressure's off Sanchez, for a change

The QB wasn't the hero of the Jets' win over the Colts, but he got the job done

Updated: October 14, 2012, 9:45 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's not that important to answer the chicken-and-egg question about what came back first -- the New York Jets' running game, or Mark Sanchez's ability to take a stand and show he deserves to remain the Jets' starting quarterback. The point is, Sanchez made his claim. He tightened his slippery grip on the job -- on a day a lot of the Jets' MIAs came back in from the cold, not just him. Now New England sits just ahead next week, and Sanchez and the rest of the Jets have ...

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