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Jets vs. Rams 2012: Sanchez looked 'sharp' in win

Muhammad Wilkerson and the Jets took care of business in St. Louis on Sunday.

Dilip Vishwanat

The New York Jets desperately needed a win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, and they got exactly that with a 27-13 victory.

New York looked a bit shaky early on, but then it got rolling. Behind a very good defensive effort and a solid game by Mark Sanchez, the Jets were able to overwhelm St. Louis to run their record to 4-6.

One man who really stood out on defense was Muhammad Wilkerson, as talked about over at Gang Green Nation:

Muhammad Wilkerson went 3-1 with a sack and a forced fumble, but his stat sheet from the game really doesn't do him justice. Wilks was a force to be reckoned with on and behind the line, and his forced fumble that Bart Scott returned 38 yards changed the game momentum in the Jets favor, and it never swung back. Wilkerson is coming up fast and is starting to show signs of really breaking out.

[Muhammad Wilkerson this week's unsung hero]

The article also talks about Sanchez's nice effort:

Mark Sanchez slowly and quietly built a pretty darn good day, going 15 for 20 for 178 yards, a touchdown and no turnovers. On a day where Sanchez experienced little pressure from Tebow or elsewhere, he looked sharp and on target with his passes. Mark did lack poise and collapse under pressure a few times, he even got lucky that some loose balls weren't turnovers, but overall it was a pleasant surprise from the 4th year QB.

All in all, it was a necessary win for a team that has been under an incredible amount of fire all year. Many people thought New York would be buried on this road trip, but instead it found a little bit of life.

Now, Thanksgiving night looms very large with the AFC East-leading New England Patriots coming into MetLife Stadium.