Mark Sanchez Played A Good Game In The NFL
Making his first start in about two years, Mark Sanchez led the Philadelphia Eagles to a convincing 45-21 win over the Carolina Panthers. Yes, that Mark Sanchez.
With Nick Foles out for what could be the rest of the season, Sanchez filled the role perfectly. He put together a very serviceable statline of 20-for-37 passing with 332 yards and two scores. In a very un-Sanchez-like fashion, the quarterback did not turn the ball over and played some efficient football for the Eagles.
The run game simply didn't show up for the Eagles. On 23 carries, the team amassed just 37 yards on the ground, an incredibly low 1.6 yards per carry clip. Two of the team's four touchdowns came via the run, but only because Sanchez got them close enough to scurry a few yards past the goal line.
You can argue that the new system just fits Sanchez better than that of the New York Jets. You can argue that Chip Kelly is just a better offensive mind than anyone that Sanchez played under in New York. You can argue that this team just has better weapons for Sanchez to utilize as he once again tries to prove to the world that he is a franchise quarterback, or alternatively the Sanchize, if you will.
Just do yourself a favor and watch these highlights. Sanchez threw a beautiful touchdown to Jordan Matthews. He threw a perfect pass to Brent Celek that was nearly a touchdown but was ruled just short of the end zone. He just looked like a good quarterback.
To think that this is the same guy who is most famous for a butt fumble.
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