(Sports Network) – Mark Sanchez improved to 20-12 (.625) as a starter with last week’s win, while his 335 yards against the Cowboys were the second-most in his career (336 at Detroit in November, 2010). He had his eighth career game with two touchdown passes as well, and the Jets are 7-1 in such games. Running back LaDainian Tomlinson led the team with 73 receiving yards against Dallas and needs just 63 more to surpass Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas (4,458) for 15th-most by a running back in NFL history. Tomlinson also needs only one touchdown to become the third player in NFL history with 160 total, joining Jerry Rice (208) and Emmitt Smith (175). Wide receiver Santonio Holmes (6 receptions, 70 yards last week) needs seven receptions to reach 300 for his career, while counterpart Plaxico Burress had a 26-yard touchdown reception against the Cowboys in his Jets debut and first NFL regular-season game since 2008. He needs 83 receiving yards to reach 8,000 for his career, while fellow veteran Derrick Mason needs 90 yards to become the 18th player in league history to reach 12,000. Tight end Dustin Keller (5 receptions, 61 yards, 1 TD) posted his 11th career touchdown catch in last week’s win and had five first-down receptions.
For Jacksonville, linebacker Paul Posluszny has registered two of his four career interceptions against the Jets and cornerback Rashean Mathis has two picks in his past three games against New York. Mathis has a franchise-record 29 interceptions in his career. Safety Dawan Landry, one of several new additions to the Jaguars’ defense, led the team with eight tackles against Tennessee in his Jacksonville debut, while defensive end Matt Roth had a sack in his first game with the Jags. Safety Dwight Lowery, acquired via trade from the Jets on Sept. 3, had an interception last week in his first game with Jacksonville, while cornerback Drew Coleman spent five seasons with the Jets from 2006-10 before signing with the Jaguars over the summer.
The Jets are 12th in points and 15th in total yards (360) through one week, while Jacksonville is sixth and eighth in scoring defense and total defense (292 yards), respectively.