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Geno Smith's Start Unprecedented in One Way

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Here is an interesting tidbit from the NFL.

New York Jets’ rookie quarterback GENO SMITH passed for a touchdown and rushed for a score in the Jets’ 30-27 overtime win over New England. Smith has led a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime in all four of the Jets’ wins. He is the only quarterback since the 1970 merger with four game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in his first seven career games.

That isn't necessarily meaningful on its own. Yesterday's game-winning drive in particular was not really about Geno, and there are many other more important measures than game-winning drives. We might look back at this as window dressing one day along the lines of, "Mark Sanchez can play! He has four road wins in the Playoffs!"

With that said, it's been nice to see Geno come through in some big spots this year at a rate that is unusual for a rookie. It might not mean a ton on its own, but it still is a good sign.