Breaking down the rush

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Just like we did last week, we’re gonna look here at how the Patriots and Jets came after each other’s quarterbacks.

As you’ll see, New England was far more varied and aggressive, on average, against the rookie Mark Sanchez, than they were against Peyton Manning. Don’t grouse about that — Manning was 7-for-8 for 99 yards last week when the Patriots brought even one extra rusher. Here are the numbers …

TOM BRADY
vs. 3-man rush (9 of 44 snaps)
First half: 4–7, 77 yards
Second half: 2-2, 17 yards
Total: 6-9, 94 yards
vs. 4-man rush (22 of 44 snaps)
First half: 9-12, 103 yards, TD, Sack
Second half: 5-8, 38 yards, Sack; 1 rush, 7 yards
Total: 14-20, 141 yards, TD, 2 Sacks; 1 rush, 7 yards
vs. 5-man rush (6 of 44 snaps)
First half: 2-3, 15 yards
Second half: 3-3, 28 yards
Total: 5-6, 43 yards
vs. 6-man rush (3 of 44 snaps)
First half: 1-2, 6 yards
Second half: 0-1
Total: 1-3, 6 yards
vs. 7-man rush (3 of 44 snaps)
First half: 2-2, 24 yards
Second half: 0-1
Total: 1-3, 24 yards

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MARK SANCHEZ
vs. 3-man rush (5 of 23 snaps)
First half: 0-1
Second half: 2-4, 37 yards
Total: 2-5, 37 yards
vs. 4-man rush (9 of 23 snaps)
First half: 1-4, 5 yards, 2 INT
Second half: 2-5, 34 yards, INT
Total: 3-9, 39 yards, 3 INT
vs. 5-man rush (6 of 23 snaps)
First half: 1-3, 10 yards, Sack
Second half: 1-1, 21 yards, Sack
Total: 2-4, 31 yards, 2 Sacks
vs. 6-man rush (2 of 23 snaps)
First half: 0-1
Second half: 0-1, INT
Total: 0-2, INT
vs. 7-man rush (1 of 23 snaps)
First half: 0-0
Second half: 1-1, 29 yards, TD
Total: 1-1, 29 yards, TD

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