Commentary

FBO: It all falls back to the rookie QB

The Jets can stop the Bengals on Saturday; it's all about how Mark Sanchez plays

Updated: January 5, 2010, 5:25 PM ET
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders
Getty ImagesWill there be another one of these in store Saturday evening around 7:30 p.m.?

Every Tuesday, Vince Verhei of Football Outsiders writes a piece called "Any Given Sunday." In it, he dissects one of the biggest upsets from the previous weekend in the NFL. For Week 17, he looks at the New York Jets' absolutely blowing the Cincinnati Bengals off the field Sunday night -- and what it may mean for the wild-card weekend rematch of the two teams this Saturday. For a better understanding of the FBO metrics used to arrive at these conclusions, please click here.

Simply put, the Jets have a good chance to win on the road this weekend -- provided their rookie quarterback doesn't screw things up.