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

Posted by'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, 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 What Stuart found:
Here are a few more numbers from Elias Sports Bureau to illustrate Sanchez's epically awful display.