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How will that impact the AFC East blog’s latest installment of the "Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch?" Let’s examine.
Mark Sanchez, New York Jets
Results: L, 28-7 against Seattle
Stats: 9-of-22, 124 yards, one INT
Analysis: It’s not a surprise Sanchez had another bad game. You almost come to expect it. But perhaps the most disappointing thing is this was the best Sanchez could do after a bye and two weeks of preparation. New York’s offense is going nowhere and Sanchez is part of the problem, not the solution. Jets head coach Rex Ryan continues to emphatically stand behind Sanchez. This probably won't end well.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills
Results: L, 37-31 against New England
Stats: 27-of-40, 337 yards, two TDs, one INT
Analysis: “Good Fitz” was back this week, although nearly every quarterback looks good against the Patriots’ secondary. The streaky Fitzpatrick lit up New England and nearly pulled off a big upset. Fitzpatrick hit seven different receivers. But as usual, Fitzpatrick saved his worst throw for last. He threw the ball right to Patriots safety Devin McCourty in the end zone to close out the game. Other than that, it was a good performance for Fitzpatrick.
Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins
Results: L, 37-3 against Tennessee
Stats: 23-of-39, 237 yards, three INTs
Analysis: Tannehill finally had one of those “rookie games.” He was probably due after playing above everyone’s expectations all season. Tannehill looked confused and flustered against the Titans. He rushed his reads, made bad decisions and threw three interceptions. One of his turnovers resulted in a pick-six. Tannehill picked a bad time to have an awful game. But the key is how he responds on Thursday against Buffalo?
This week's winner: Fitzpatrick (three points)
Second place: Sanchez (two points)
Third place: Tannehill (one point)
No. 1: Mark Sanchez and Ryan Tannehill (20 points)
No. 3: Ryan Fitzpatrick (18 points)
The race for the No. 2 quarterback in the division is very tight. Stay tuned for next week's exciting (wink, wink) installment of the "Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch."