Matt Sanchez Era Looking Good to Jets fans So Far
There are not many rookie quarterbacks who start their careers 2-0, especially when you consider that second game was against the New England Patriots. Tom Brady was last beaten in a regular season game on December 10, 2006.
Kurt Warner of the Cardinals established an NFL record for a single game by completing 24 of 26 passes, for a scintillating 92.3% completion percentage. Warner returned to his 2008 form after a subpar game against the 49ers. Beanie Wells ran well in his second outing, but found himself riding the pines after two fumbles on only seven carries, one of which resulted in a turnover. Matt Leinart looked a little shaky in the mop-up role, and the Cards would probably have had to put back in Warner if Jaguars wide receiver Nate Hughes not decided to try to catch a sure touchdown pass with his helmet instead of his hands. Predictably, the ball bounced off incomplete.
Brett Favre did not throw deep, but he almost as accurate as Warner, completing 23 of 27, but for only 151. His longest completion was for 14 yards.