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Sanchez-Eli: Eerily similar

Down on Mark Sanchez? Concerned that his teammates are down on him, too? Praying for Peyton Manning? Take heart, here's a little something to cheer you up:

Eli Manning's third season (2006) resembled Sanchez's third season (2011) -- from a statistical standpoint, anyway. This isn't to say that Sanchez will win a Super Bowl next year, like Manning did in 2007, and it isn't saying Sanchez will be "elite."

But, hey, you never know. The Jets are doing everything they can to fix their quarterback. Check out the numbers:

Category --- Manning --- Sanchez

Comp ........... 301 .......... 308

Attempts ..... 522 .......... 543

Yards ........... 3,244 ....... 3,474

Comp pct .... 57.7 ......... 56.7

TDs ............... 24 ............ 26

INTS ............. 18 ............ 18

Rating .......... 77.0 ......... 78.1

Record .......... 8-8 .......... 8-8