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Apple of their eye? Always the backup QB

Like a lot of cities in NFL Overreaction Nation, New York City is in love with the backup quarterback. Story

Updated: September 19, 2007, 12:22 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | Page 2

NEW YORK -- "This is the wrong reaction."

Those were the words of CBS' Jim Nantz, describing the fan response at the Meadowlands in Week 1, when Jets starting quarterback Chad Pennington literally hopped off the field on one leg after badly injuring his right ankle, and backup QB Kellen Clemens ran onto the field to replace him.

Loud cheers rained down from the stands.

Realize, those fans were cheering the replacement of the winningest quarterback in franchise history, ...

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