4:30 PM ET, January 16, 2011
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Shonn Greene placed the ball on the ground and used it as a pillow, resting his head on it after scoring the Jets' final touchdown of a stunning upset.A quiet climax to a very loud week of non-stop jabbering, poking, berating, and then some, mostly by the New Yorkers.
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Leaving A Mark On Jets History
In his second year, Mark Sanchez already has two of the top four passer ratings in Jets postseason history.
|Chad Pennington (2002)||vs. IND||142.0|
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The Jets gained 66 yards on 17 rushes up the middle against New England. The Patriots have struggled all year to stuff the run up the middle in their losses.
|In Wins||In Losses|
|Yards per rush||3.6||4.2|
|1st down pct||6.7||19.0|
The Patriots lost for the first time in nine games and were held to their third lowest point total in a game. The Jets and Cleveland held them to 14 points this season. ... The Jets set a franchise record for road victories in a season with their eighth, one more than last season's team.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.8||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||4-5||2-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||1:15||Shayne Graham 34 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 63 yds, 4:32
|TD||10:30||Ladainian Tomlinson 7 Yard Pass From Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 49 yds, 1:56
|TD||0:39||Braylon Edwards 15 Yard Pass From Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 37 yds, 0:33
|TD||0:15||Alge Crumpler 2 Yard Pass From Tom Brady (Sammy Morris Run For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 3:51
|TD||13:06||Santonio Holmes 7 Yard Pass From Mark Sanchez (Nick Folk Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 75 yds, 2:13
|FG||2:00||Shayne Graham 35 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 26 yds, 1:32
|TD||1:46||Shonn Greene 16 Yard Run (Nick Folk Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 20 yds, 0:16
|TD||0:30||Deion Branch 13 Yard Pass From Tom Brady (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 59 yds, 1:17
From Elias: This is just the 3rd time in NFL playoff history that all 4 winning QB in a playoff weekend had a passer rating over 100. Ben Roethlisberger, Mark Sanchez, Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers did it this weekend. In the 2007 Divisional Round, Brett Favre (GB vs SEA), Tom Brady (NE vs JAX), Philip Rivers (SD at IND) and Eli Manning (NYG at DAL) did it. It also happened in the 1982 Wild Card Round with David Woodley (MIA vs NE), Joe Theismann (WAS vs DET), Lynn Dickey (GB vs STL) and Dan Fouts (SD at PIT). Furthermore, it's just the 2nd time in NFL postseason history that all 4 winning QB didn't throw an interception in a single weekend. It also happened in the 2000 Divisional Round (see below).[+]
All 4 Winning QB Didn't Throw Int - Single Postseason Weekend in NFL History
NEXT-LEVEL: The Jets gained 66 yards on 17 rushes up the middle against the Patriots on Sunday. The 66 yards allowed was the third-highest in a game this season against New England, and was indicative of a pretty successful blueprint on how to beat the 2010 Patriots.[+]
Patriots' Rush Defense Up the Middle - 2010 Season, Including Playoffs
NEXT-LEVEL: The Patriots pass defense struggled all year sending extra pass rushers, and only did so on 26.2 pct of dropbacks in the regular season. On Sunday against Mark Sanchez and the Jets, the Patriots were very aggressive defensively, but the results were even worse.[+]
Patriots' Pass Defense When Using 5+ Pass Rushers - 2010 Season
NEXT-LEVEL: Among quarterbacks with at least 75 attempts, only Matt Ryan and Tom Brady did not throw an interception against a 3-4 defense during the regular season. On plays when the Jets used the 3-4 defense formation Sunday, Brady completed just 3-of-7 passes for a 28.6 passer rating, including his first interception since Week 6 against the Ravens.
NEXT-LEVEL: Rex Ryan's Jets have always focused on pressuring the quarterback - they led the league in added pressure last season (52.4 percent of snaps) and finished with the third-highest percentage (44.8) this season. The Jets were blitz-happy in the 2009 playoffs, and posted meager numbers when only sending the minimal pass rush of four or fewer players. In order to contain Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, Ryan has made a conscious decision to keep more men in pass coverage.[+]
Jets Defense with 4 or Fewer Pass Rushers - Last 2 Playoffs
From Elias: The Jets are the first team in NFL history to get at least 2 road wins in consecutive postseasons.
Tom Brady has two career postseason wins in which he was trailing at the half. The two times? 2001 Divisional Round against the Raiders and 2006 Divisional Round against the Chargers.
LaDainian Tomlinson: 7th career postseason TD, most among all active running backs.
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