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How Jets can reach the Super Bowl

Heavy blitzing against Ben Roethlisberger is the key to New York's success

Originally Published: January 18, 2011
By Vince Verhei | Football Outsiders
Mark SanchezAP Photo/Charles KrupaMark Sanchez's efficiency has helped the Jets to two playoff road wins this postseason.

The New York Jets won 11 regular-season games despite quarterback Mark Sanchez ranking near the bottom of the league in most passing statistics. They've now pulled off a pair of playoff upsets, winning on the road against the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots, largely because Sanchez's numbers have improved across the board.

Why has Sanchez looked so good the past two weeks, and what can the Pittsburgh Steelers do to put a stop to the Jets' streak?


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