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Prime Numbers looks at a pair of not-so-prime moments

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Monday’s 60-minute edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN considers several jersey numbers, as part of the month-long-and-then-some Prime Numbers series.  [Editor’s note:  Yes, Professor, we know that most of the Prime Numbers aren’t “prime numbers” in the mathematical sense.  But that’s not how we’re using the term.]

The highlights often include the lowlights, and today’s discussion of No. 6 includes a couple of bleak moments.  We can’t decide which was bleaker.  So we’re looking for your help.

Was it Dan Orlovsky’s wrong-way-and-didn’t-realize-it-for-a-couple-seconds maneuver?  Or was it Mark Sanchez’s moment of infamy?

You decide.  We report.  Or something.

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19 Responses to “Prime Numbers looks at a pair of not-so-prime moments”
  1. tejguy says: Jun 16, 2014 4:21 PM

    If I were Dan, I’d do the same thing if I saw Jared Allen charging after me.

    Sanchez on the other hand, I’d retire

  2. scoops1 says: Jun 16, 2014 4:31 PM


    people will forget Orlovsky’s name and play but the Sanchez Buttfumble will live on forever


  3. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 16, 2014 4:41 PM

    Orlovsky still should have thrown the ball right at the whistle just to at least let us all know he had some kind of plan brewing.

  4. jcmeyer10 says: Jun 16, 2014 4:44 PM

    The Buttfumble just encapsulated the Jets in so many perfect ways. It just means so much more.

  5. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 16, 2014 4:47 PM

    The Orlovsky play was even more embarrassing for the Vikings. They won 12-10 on a questionable pass interference penalty and that safety in a season where the Lions went 0-16. Worst game I’ve ever attended.

  6. mazenblue says: Jun 16, 2014 5:06 PM

    I like when Sanchez went to the wideout position. I forgot what DB flinched at Sanchez and made him have the biggest twitch I have ever seen someone do. Remember that? So there should be three options. lol. Orvlosky dude, I seen that live and I still laugh.

  7. mrizzo44 says: Jun 16, 2014 5:08 PM

    Poor Orlovsky. JP Losman did that back in 2005 against the Bucs, but thankfully nobody noticed.

  8. justintuckrule says: Jun 16, 2014 5:11 PM

    Neither. Bubby Brister.

  9. purplengold says: Jun 16, 2014 5:12 PM

    Neither could be as embarrassing as Jim Marshall’s fumble return for safety against the Niners. The Niners were blocking for him while the Vikings were trying to stop him.

  10. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 16, 2014 5:18 PM

    But Jim Marshall wore #70.

  11. weepingjebus says: Jun 16, 2014 5:35 PM

    Buttfumble was the first play I ever saw live where I immediately thought, “We’ll be talking about that 50 years from now.”

  12. tformation says: Jun 16, 2014 5:55 PM

    Jim Marshall’s wrong-way run beats them both.

  13. j0esixpack says: Jun 16, 2014 7:09 PM

    Shouldn’t Rex Ryan’s post YouTube video decision to get a tattoo of his wife wearing a Mark Sanchez #6 jersey get some honorable mention here?

  14. somethinghappeninghere says: Jun 16, 2014 10:13 PM

    Leon Lett vs. Dolphins must be mentioned, 6 or no 6…but if it has to be 6, then “the Sanchize” it must be. Pats, Fins and Bills fans will always remember this one.

  15. mungman69 says: Jun 17, 2014 1:46 AM

    Jim Marshall wins!

  16. rainsarge says: Jun 17, 2014 8:17 AM

    We want the ball and were gonna score!

  17. raiderapologist says: Jun 17, 2014 9:53 AM

    mazenblue says: Jun 16, 2014 5:06 PM

    I like when Sanchez went to the wideout position. I forgot what DB flinched at Sanchez and made him have the biggest twitch I have ever seen someone do.
    Drayton Florence was the DB. Sanchez jumped like a scared cat, then got called for holding. I enjoyed that play more than the butt-fumble. I’ve seen a few QBs do an Orlovsky. Elway did it once against the Raiders. Howie Long put a rip move on the guard (Cooper?) that took him clean off his feet. Elway saw Long bearing down on him, and just stepped out of the back of the end zone.

  18. simonator917 says: Jun 17, 2014 4:24 PM

    At least Sanchez is famous for something?

  19. raji1824 says: Jun 18, 2014 5:26 PM

    Sanchez after butt fumble..” hopefully this is something we laugh about in future”….
    guess what Mark?
    we are laughing…lol

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