Texans vs. Jets: Mark Sanchez's first half interception is a big one

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Sanchez's pick was a potential 10-point swing.

The Jets are going to feel sick about this. They had a shot and it felt like it slipped away late in the first half against the Texans.

Mark Sanchez and the Jets were driving down the field with less than a minute remaining in the first half. At the Texans' 12-yard line, they had a shot to tie the game at 14. But then this happened:

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It's not all on Sanchez -- J.J. Watt tipped the ball. But that's an 86-yard return. There are few things that will take the wind out of your sails than an interception in a situation like this one. Just like that, the Texans, and not the Jets, are in the red zone.

The Jets were within a play of tying the game. And now they're down two scores, 17-7. This is a big one.

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