Sanchez has been picked off 10 times since taking over as the starter in Week 9. He threw a costly interception at the end of Saturday's 27-24 defeat to Washington that ruined Philadelphia's postseason hopes. The Eagles won't rush
"Mark's our quarterback, and I thought Mark played a really good game [Saturday]," Kelly said. "He goes 37 of 50, he was 36 of 49 before that last pass.
"I'm sure he wants that pass back, everybody wants that pass back, but I think Mark played a good game and we'll continue to go with Mark."
Philadelphia is a 4-point favorite at N.Y. Giants.
Couple off a couple poor performances, including a 96-yard effort against the mighty Seahawks in Week 14,
Of course, that was against a defense that has now allowed 33 touchdown passes while recording just six interceptions. Not surprisingly, the Redskins have surrendered the highest passer rating to opposing quarterbacks this season.
When you look at it that way, it's almost disappointing Sanchez had just two touchdown passes while still throwing an interception. Since taking over for an injured Nick Foles in Week 9, he has only two more touchdown passes (12) than interceptions (10), so for all the yardage he piles up on a prolific offense, he's still in many ways the unstable quarterback who used to start for the Jets.
He's capable of taking advantage of a favorable matchup, of course, but his matchup Week 17 against Dallas isn't so favorable that you should automatically start him in Fantasy. In standard 12-team leagues, you can probably do better.
Sanchez had a chance to break a 24-all tie but was picked off by Bashaud Breeland with 1:36 remaining in the game. He also lost a fumble on the opening drive of the game. Sanchez hooked up with Riley Cooper for a 3-yard score in the second quarter and again for 16-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
He compiled 374 yards through the air while completing 37 of 50 pass attempts. He added two touchdowns and one interception, registering a 99.9 passer rating in a 27-24 defeat.
With the loss, the Eagles need to win their final game against the Giants and have Dallas lose the final two games of the season in order to make the postseason.
Per the report,
But with what seemed like a favorable matchup Week 15 against Dallas, a team that entered the week ranked 25th against the pass, Sanchez again laid an egg, but a different kind. He threw two interceptions with no touchdown passes, completing 17 of 28 passes for 252 yards.
Looking back at his numbers, Sanchez still seems to be as mistake-prone as ever. For all the success he's had replacing Foles, he has just 10 touchdown passes to nine interceptions. He's thrown two picks in four of his seven games this year.
The Eagles offense is prolific enough that he figures to have good yardage when he's not facing the Seahawks, but the interceptions could keep him from performing like a top-12 quarterback down the stretch. Of course, he's facing the Redskins in Week 16, who've allowed the most Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season, but just how willing are you to gamble on something like that this time of year?
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|2009||New York Jets||15||15||364||196||53.8||2444||6.71||65||12||20||26/195||34||8||63.0|
|2010||New York Jets||16||16||507||278||54.8||3291||6.49||74||17||13||27/171||43||10||75.3|
|2011||New York Jets||16||16||543||308||56.7||3474||6.40||74||26||18||39/243||39||2||78.2|
|2012||New York Jets||15||15||453||246||54.3||2883||6.36||66||13||18||34/209||36||5||66.9|
|2013||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2009||New York Jets||15||15||36||106||2.9||14||3||0||15|
|2010||New York Jets||16||16||30||105||3.5||20||3||1||11|
|2011||New York Jets||16||16||37||103||2.8||25||6||1||12|
|2012||New York Jets||15||15||22||28||1.3||8||0||0||3|
|2013||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2009||New York Jets||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||New York Jets||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New York Jets||16||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Jets||15||4||3.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2010||New York Jets||16||9||1||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2011||New York Jets||16||10||8||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2012||New York Jets||15||14||8||0||3||0||0||3||0|
|2013||New York Jets||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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