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Mark Sanchez lifted for Greg McElroy

Updated: December 2, 2012, 11:08 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Jets have a full-blown quarterback controversy and -- surprise -- it doesn't involve Tim Tebow.

Embattled starter Mark Sanchez was benched for the first time in his career during the third quarter of Sunday's 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Sanchez, who threw three interceptions, was replaced by second-year quarterback Greg McElroy, who made his NFL debut and led the Jets on a 69-yard touchdown drive in his first series.

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