Biggest positive: No turnovers and no sacks allowed. Nice performance by the offensive line, which kept Brian Orakpo and company at bay. This was dink-and-dunk, but Mark Sanchez managed the game, connecting with 10 different receivers. There was only one big play (the Santonio Holmes TD), but that's all it took.
Shonn Greene's performance was similar to Sanchez's last week -- lots of touchdowns (three), but not all that great. Until his 25-yard TD in garbage time, the Jets had rushed for only 76 yards. As a change-up, they went to the Wildcat -- seven direct snaps for 26 yards and a score.
After a few early hiccups, the Jets settled down and dominated Rex Grossman, sacking him twice (Aaron Maybin, Jamaal Westerman) and intercepting him once (Kyle Wilson). Until garbage time, Grossman had passed for only 161 yards. The smartest thing he did was staying away from Darrelle Revis.
Calvin Pace said rookie Roy Helu was one of the toughest backs they've faced this season. Helu rushed for 100 yards, including 63 in the first half, but the Redskins inexplicably went away from the run. Nice games by Sione Pouha, David Harris and Bart Scott.
Oops, they did it again -- another turnover. That makes a league-high six for the season. This time it was a muffed punt by Jeremy Kerley, which set up a gift touchdown for the Redskins. Nick Folk was 2-for-3, missing from 40 yards.
The No. 1 priority was to protect Sanchez, and they did that. For a change, the offense scored on its first possession. Brian Schottenheimer needs to bottle that. Nice adjustments by the defense after an awful start. They stacked the run, daring Grossman to beat them in the air. Rex Ryan won two big replay challenges.