Both Quarterbacks Struggle Against Ravens

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Both Quarterbacks Struggle Against Ravens

Both QB Mark Sanchez and QB Kellen Clemens threw interceptions in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens. First, Sanchez found himself under pressure and forced a quick pass that was picked off and returned for a touchdown. Sanchez struggled for the most part of the first half, but did step up on his final drive, as he connected with RB Leon Washington for a 19-yard touchdown pass. Washington was outstanding in the first half - 48 yards on 8 carries, 35 yards on 2 receptions, 1TD.

Clemens replaced Sanchez with a bit less than 3 minutes to go in the first half and also threw an interception that was returned for a score. Unlike Sanchez, however, Clemens had plenty of time to throw and just completely misjudged the play.

LB Vernon Gholston once again has failed to impress thus far. Undrafted rookie LB Jamaal Westerman, on the other hand, has been very active and surely looks to be ahead of Gholston at this point.

CB Dwight Lowery continued to struggle in coverage. WR David Clowney hasn't seen any action at all, as the Gang Green have used only WR Brad Smith and WR Chansi Stuckey as #2 and #3 receivers.

UPDATE (9:50pm): Clowney is finally in the game - the first throw to him resulted in a 28-yard touchdown! Yet another strong statement from Clowney to claim #2 WR spot.

UPDATE (11:10pm) : The Jets lost 23-24. Sanchez was 3 of 8 for 43 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. Clemens finished 5 of 10 for 60 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT. So, stats wise Clemens wins, but keep in mind that Sanchez was mostly up against starters, while Clemens was mostly facing backups. Both quarterbacks looked far from impressive but Sanchez' comeback at the end of the first half might just be enough to claim the starting job.

Tags: mark sanchez, leon washington, kellen clemens, david clowney, dwight lowery, vernon gholston


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