Mark Sanchez and the first-string offense for the New York Jets continued to struggle in a 26-3 loss to the New York Giants in the annual MetLife Bowl.
The Jets have yet to score a touchdown in two complete preseason outings.
Sanchez played the entire first half, throwing for 59 yards.
Along with being sacked three times, Sanchez had no touchdowns and threw one costly interception for a pick-six by Jayron Hosley, who ran the ball for a 77-yard score early in the second quarter.
"I think it was a little bit behind Patrick Turner ," said Sanchez of the pick-six in a sideline interview with CBS-2 during the game. "We've got to be able to put the ball in the end zone. And we've got to convert in short yardage situations," continued Sanchez.
That's not likely to happen when the passing offense under Sanchez averages only 6.5 yards per completion. Sanchez completed nine passes on 11 attempts, but there were no big-yardage plays.