Monday, December 19, 2011
QBR: Mark Sanchez No. 30 out of 31 QBs
By James Walker
Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets had the second-worst performance of any quarterback in the NFL in Week 15, according to the Total Quarterback Rating. Sanchez posted a measly 3.8 in New York’s embarrassing 45-19 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sanchez threw for 156 yards and two touchdowns but accounted for three of New York's four turnovers. He had two interceptions and one fumble, which quickly put the Jets behind. The only quarterback who was worse this week was Blaine Gabbert of the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the QBR.
Overall, nothing went right for New York in this game. The offense had four turnovers and Sanchez was sacked four times. The receivers also dropped passes and had one fumble returned for a touchdown. The defense didn’t bother to show up and allowed 420 yards.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (81.7) and Matt Moore (75.4) of the Miami Dolphins had solid QBRs in a pair of winning performances. Brady threw for 320 yards and two touchdowns in a big victory over the Denver Broncos. Moore was efficient with 217 yards and two touchdowns to lead Miami over the Buffalo Bills.
Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (21.7 QBR) had another tough day. He threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns but had most of his production in garbage time after the Bills fell behind 17 points in the fourth quarter. Fitzpatrick was picked off three times by Miami.