Patriots defense still searching for success



FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez labored through one of the worst games of his brief professional career in front of the entire country on Sunday night.

The New England Patriots are hoping to make it two duds in a row.

One week after two of his three lost fumbles and an interception were returned by the Baltimore defense for touchdowns in the Ravens’ 34-17 win, Sanchez will try and erase any lingering memories of that national nightmare when he tests his hand at dissecting the worst pass defense in the league.

The Patriots (3-1), however, aren’t expecting a similar performance from the third-year quarterback of the Jets (2-2), who has won three of five career meetings against them, including last season’s stunning 28-21 victory in the divisional playoffs.