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Monday, October 19, 2009
Should Sanchez have finished Sunday's game?


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

The New York Daily News' back-page headline captured the emotion:

Broadway Schmo.

I couldn't think of a better way to describe Mark Sanchez a morning after he threw five interceptions.

Would the New York Jets have won had they removed Sanchez from Sunday's game and replaced him with Kellen Clemens?

"The Fifth Down," a sensational blog at NYTimes.com, is maintaining an open thread that asks if the Jets should have yanked Sanchez from Sunday's rancid performance against the Buffalo Bills.

Sanchez threw five interceptions in a 16-13 overtime loss. His passer rating was 8.3, while Thomas Jones averaged 9.5 yards per carry.

The blog links a statistical analysis from Chase Stuart of ProFootballReference.com. What Stuart found:
Here are a few more numbers from Elias Sports Bureau to illustrate Sanchez's epically awful display.