It is an interesting matchup as Sanchez leads the Jets in NFL football betting against Matt Schaub and the talented Houston offense.
Bet on football odds have the Texans as a 4.5 point favorite with a total of 43.5. Last season the Jets were well on their way to the playoffs before collapsing down the bet on football stretch. They now have a new quarterback as Brett Favre is in Minnesota and a new head coach in Rex Ryan as Eric Mangini is now in Cleveland.
The bet on football results for the Jets will largely be determined by how well Sanchez plays. He will be the first rookie quarterback to start for the Jets since 1977. "It's clear that Mark can definitely play at this level," Ryan said. "We're going to find out. That's the beauty of it. Starting here in a few days, we're going to be kicking off this thing for real. I'm excited about it. I'm excited about Mark's ability to help lead this football team."
Sanchez has some weapons in the backfield that can impact bet on football results. Running backs Thomas Jones and Leon Washington are a nice duo and Sanchez has a solid receiver in Jerricho Cotchery. Jones had 1,312 yards and 13 TDs last year, while Washington had 803 yards rushing and receiving with nine TDs as bet on football stats show. NFL football betting stats show that Cotchery had 71 catches and 858 yards with five TDs.
The New York defense is also different now that Ryan has brought in his 3-4 defense in addition to his former players Bart Scott and Jim Leonhard. Bet on football notes indicate that the Jets will be missing linebacker Calvin Pace and defensive end Shaun Ellis on Sunday. "It's kind of tough because they're obviously two of our best players," said linebacker Vernon Gholston, "But it's something we've been preparing for a little bit."
Looking at the bet on football total in this game we find that the Over is 8-3-1 in NFL football betting in the Jets last 12 games in September. The Over is 7-3-2 in the Jets last 12 bet on football games as a road underdog. The Over is 6-0 in bet on football in the Texans last 6 games in September. The Over is 5-2 in NFL football betting in the Texans last 7 games as a bet on football home favorite.