Saints Roll as Sharper, Defense Smother Jets’ Sanchez

Posted: 4th October 2009 by Paul Augustin, Jr. in NFL
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So much for losing a step and being too old. Darren Sharper intercepted two more passes for the Saints to bring his NFL-leading total to five as the New Orleans Saints defeated the previously unbeaten New York Jets 24-10. Sharper returned the first interception 99 yards for his second touchdown of the season. The free safety completed his All-Pro performance with a team-high eight tackles. Sharper, though, was not alone in the role of terrorizing rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez. Defensive ends Will Smith and Charles Grant each had two sacks to lead the Saints pass rush. The Saints' second touchdown came when Smith stripped Sanchez in the end zone and Remi Ayodele fell on the ball. The suddenly stout defense has held an AFC East team to under 250 yards of total offense, forced multiple t ...

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