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Lionhearted: Sanchez rallies Jets to OT victory

The Jets put up 17 points in a little more than five minutes, including overtime, to overcome a 20-10 deficit.

Jets 23, Lions 20 OT

What went right ...

1 Late attack
— The Jets put up 17 points in a little more than five minutes, including overtime, to overcome a 20-10 deficit. Mark Sanchez capped off a six-play, 56-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown sneak with 2:46 left in the fourth. After a three-and-out from Detroit, Sanchez quickly moved 60 yards to set up a Nick Folk game-tying field goal. The?Jets won the coin toss in overtime and Sanchez capped off a career day with a bullet to Santonio Holmes for a 52-yard gain to set up a Folk 30-yard FG.

2 Revis Island
— Darrelle Revis played his best lockdown game of the season, holding Calvin Johnson to one catch for 13 yards.

3 Longest of the season
— Braylon Edwards caught a 74-yard TD bomb right before half.

What went wrong ...


1 For starters — The Jets had conceded just three first quarter points all season but gave up a touchdown on the game’s opening drive. Detroit marched 80 yards on 11 plays for the early lead. Two penalties by the Jets’ defense, a personal foul by Bart Scott and illegal contact by Brodney Pool, helped the Lions get their seven points.

2 Defensive confusion
— The Jets burned two timeouts when the Lions were knocking near the goal line on their final scoring drive in the fourth. “I thought about firing a bunch of people in that situation,” Rex Ryan said.

3 Flag day
— The Jets were even more sloppy in Week 9 than they were in a loss to the Packers in Week 8. They were whistled for 99 yards on 11 penalties.

 
 
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