Morning Stream: Sanchez Could Set New Record

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Morning Stream: Sanchez Could Set New Record

Last Sunday QB Mark Sanchez became only the fourth quarterback in the past 40 years to win his first two starts of a season, and the second in as many years (QB Joe Flacco of Baltimore did it last season). With a win on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, Sanchez would become the first rookie quarterback to start and win his team’s first three games of a season.

The rookie quarterbacks to win their team’s first two games in a season:

Year  Player, team Third game as starter Overall record as rookie starter
1983 John Elway, Denver L 13-10 vs. Philadelphia 4-6
1998 Ryan Leaf, San Diego L 23-7 at Kansas City 3-6
2008 Joe Flacco, Baltimore L 23-20 at Pittsburgh (OT) 11-5
2009 Mark Sanchez, New York Jets ??? ???

The Jets are seeking their second consecutive win against Tennessee, who started 10-0 in 2008 until the Jets earned a 34-13 win at LP Field in Week 12. This meeting will mark just the fifth game since 1970 in which a club that handed a 10-0 or better team its first defeat of a season will face them again in the subsequent season:

Team, record Winning team in previous season's matchup Result in next meeting
1969 Los Angeles Rams, 11-0 Minnesota 10/26/1970: Minnesota 13, L.A. Rams 3
1990 San Francisco, 10-0 Los Angeles Rams 11/25/1991: San Francisco 33, L.A. Rams 10
1990 New York Giants, 10-0 Philadelphia 11/04/1991: Philadelphia 30, N.Y. Giants 7
1991 Washington, 11-0 Dallas 09/07/1992: Dallas 23, Washington 10
2008 Tennessee, 10-0 New York Jets 09/27/2009: ???

The New York Jets have signed TE Matthew Mulligan to the practice squad. He was released earlier this week from the 53-man roster to make room for CB Marquice Cole.

Tags: mark sanchez, joe flacco, matthew mulligan


  • Don – 09/24/2009 12:10:46 pm

    He's going to have to win now..nobody would want to hold a record shared by Ryan Leaf.

  • NYJATW – 09/24/2009 05:15:45 pm

    There is an error at the bottom. In bold where it says Tennessee it should say us.

  • Petrozza – 09/24/2009 09:02:39 pm


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