Sanchez Steps Up to Replace Ailing Foles

Posted on November 25, 2014 by

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The Philadelphia Eagles sit 7-2 atop the NFC East without their starting QB Nick Foles, who is out with a collarbone injury that will sideline him for six to eight weeks. The Eagles had to play their last outing with a backup quarterback named Mark Sanchez. Led by Sanchez, the Eagles flew over the Carolina Panthers and won by a score of 45-21 in South Philly at Lincoln Financial Field on 10 November.

“It was a great game.  The Eagles defense was phenomenal, and Sanchez looked good. I’m just hoping I don’t see any butt fumbles,” senior Mike Osenbach said.

With Foles out and Sanchez in, Foles could have his job on the line. Foles has only thrown thirteen TDs this year and ten interceptions thus far. Last year, Foles finished the season with twenty-seven touchdowns and only two interceptions.

“I’m not surprised Foles isn’t putting up the numbers he did last year. I don’t really think it would have been realistic to expect him to do that two years in a row,” Osenbach said.

In Sanchez’s first outing as a starter for the Eagles this season, he went 20-37 and threw two touchdowns and one interception.  In total, he threw for 332 yards against a struggling Panthers defense. Sanchez is a sixth-year quarterback that the Eagles acquired over the off-season from the NY Jets.

Sanchez is arguably most known for his butt fumble, sadly. Sanchez ran into the rear end of this offensive lineman and fumbled the football; the play became viral in minutes.

“The butt fumble was one of the funniest things I’ve seen on live TV while,” senior Tyler Emge said.

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