Sanchez, Stafford to meet up in Motown

Prized picks of 2009 NFL draft will battle for first time as Jets face Lions on road

Updated: November 4, 2010, 9:37 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Matthew Stafford has "Megatron." Mark Sanchez has mega targets.

Aside from draft pedigree, Stafford and Sanchez -- the top quarterbacks in the Class of '09 -- don't have many similarities. They have different styles and different sets of challenges.

Stafford is trying to revive the once-moribund Detroit Lions, with help from perhaps the NFL's top young receiver, Calvin Johnson, nicknamed after the "Transformers" character because of his freakish ability.

Sanchez ...

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