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Mark Sanchez picked twice in first quarter

Mark Sanchez, Paris Lenon AP

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez came into Sunday’s game hoping to make people forget about his Thanksgiving collision with guard Brandon Moore’s rear end.

He’s done that, but not the way he might have hoped. Sanchez has been intercepted twice in the first quarter, leading to loud boos from a Meadowlands crowd that might be chanting for Greg McElroy before too much longer. Sanchez was picked on his first pass of the game and then again on the third possession after the team moved the ball well. Their second possession ended with a Nick Folk field goal off the upright.

Kerry Rhodes had both picks for the Cardinals, which adds to the hurt since he was exiled from the Jets by Rex Ryan after the 2009 season. Ryan called Rhodes a “selfish-ass guy” in his book and said Rhodes lacked the proper work ethic.

The score is 0-0, however, because Ryan Lindley hasn’t been any better than Sanchez. The Cardinals went on fourth-and-one in Jets territory after the first pick, but Beanie Wells got stoned in the backfield to end the drive without points.

It is not shaping up to be a pretty afternoon of football in New Jersey.

UPDATE 1:53 p.m. ET: It’s a hat trick. Sanchez was picked on a great play by Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. The Cardinals gave it back on an interception by LaRon Landry. Ryan Lindley has as many completions to the Cardinals as Sanchez.

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21 Responses to “Mark Sanchez picked twice in first quarter”
  1. sdelmonte says: Dec 2, 2012 1:50 PM

    Like in years past, I and those in the NYC area find ourselves cursing the TV rules, stuck watching this game and this game alone. Assuming you call this a game.

  2. timb12 says: Dec 2, 2012 1:50 PM

    I watch Jets games because I’m a fan of punting.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2012 1:51 PM

    Sanchez is brutal. These are awful reads he’s making, also.

  4. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2012 1:52 PM

    Yeah, sdelmonte. Thank God for RedZone, because we are stuck with this, no CBS game. Just the worst game in football today.

  5. grudenlikesme says: Dec 2, 2012 1:54 PM

    timb12

    I watch the Jets because I’m a fan of interceptions !

  6. pikindaguy says: Dec 2, 2012 1:54 PM

    Make it 3.

  7. kennytarpon says: Dec 2, 2012 1:54 PM

    So much for Sanchez giving them “the best chance to win”

  8. jamomma says: Dec 2, 2012 1:55 PM

    Its like the movie Groundhog Day……

    “Wrecks” Ryan is throwing his job down the toilet by sticking with Sanchez….

  9. trbowman says: Dec 2, 2012 1:56 PM

    McElroy is their best quarterback, by far – if for no other reason than he hasn’t proven he’s completely terrible yet

  10. isphet71 says: Dec 2, 2012 1:58 PM

    Sanchez is like a Tebow that can’t run. How exactly does that give you the best chance to win?

  11. dondada10 says: Dec 2, 2012 2:01 PM

    I see Kerry Rhodes still has a soft spot in his heart for Jets fans. Look, he’s trying to give them a new QB for Christmas.

  12. allaboutthisguy says: Dec 2, 2012 2:05 PM

    the worst game in nfl history…and it’s net even halftime yet

  13. mike913 says: Dec 2, 2012 2:08 PM

    the nba should thank the nfl for more ratings in ny when they show a jets game opposite the knicks. i hate basketball but id rather watch the knicks play than watch the jets-cardinals

  14. dkrauss93 says: Dec 2, 2012 2:20 PM

    At this point I’d rather have Tim Tebow with broken ribs in then a healthy Sanchez.

  15. rams1999 says: Dec 2, 2012 2:29 PM

    Hilarious. Jets been making me laugh all year.

  16. randomguy9999 says: Dec 2, 2012 2:33 PM

    if they had spent that $5M or whatever on a backup QB instead of that overhyped fullback…. they would have someone to bench Sanchez for now…..

  17. randygnyc says: Dec 2, 2012 2:36 PM

    Sanchez is the luckiest guy in America. Shouldn’t even be in the nfl, yet he’s a starting qb for the Jets. Should be a gardner or flipping burgers, yet he’s making mega millions. He should’ve been replaced weeks ago, but Tebow gets hurt and Sanchez gets more chances he doesn’t deserve.

  18. sirsupersouthern says: Dec 2, 2012 2:41 PM

    What does it say about the Jets when Rex Ryan proclaims “JaMark gives us the best chance to win”?

    The Jets are horrible…

  19. nathanbetz91 says: Dec 2, 2012 3:09 PM

    So why did they even get tebow? Was it incentive to make Sanchez try harder, because if that’s what it is it sure as hell isn’t working. It proves why everyone hates the jets, hates mark Sanchez, and can’t stand Rex Ryan.

  20. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 2, 2012 3:27 PM

    Woody is the only person in the organization who wanted Tebow. It has been widely known here locally all season. Not Rex, Not Sparano, obviously not Sanchez, not Mr. T. That was all Woody Johnson.

  21. cometkazie says: Dec 2, 2012 5:24 PM

    Were Landry and Peterson teammates (at LSU)?

    I think Landry was gone before PP got there.

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