Wednesday, October 31, 2012
By James Walker
This was tricky week to do our "Sanchez-Fitzpatrick-Tannehill Watch." Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill was injured and Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was on a bye.
However, the show must go on to determine the No. 2 quarterback in the AFC East.
Let’s get to it.
Mark Sanchez, New York Jets
Result: L, 30-9 against Dolphins
Stats: 28-of-54, 283 yards, one TD, one INT
Thoughts: Sanchez did not continue the momentum he had against the New England Patriots. The Jets fell behind early and Sanchez had another dud. Most of his production came in garbage time and he had two big turnovers (one fumble, one interception). The Jets are sticking with Sanchez after the bye week. The Jets are 3-5 and would need to get extremely hot to make a playoff run. That seems unlikely with the way they're playing.
Ryan Tannehill, Dolphins
Result: W, 30-9 against Jets
Stats: 2-of-5, 18 yards
Thoughts: Tannehill was injured in the first quarter and never returned to the game. Jets linebacker Calvin Pace sacked Tannehill and injured the quarterback's left knee and quad. You can’t grade Tannehill on less than one quarter of work. Sanchez lucked out this week.
This week’s winner: Sanchez (three points)
Second place: Tannehill (two points)
No. 1: Sanchez (18 points)
No. 2: Tannehill (16 points)
No. 3: Fitzpatrick (13 points)