Sanchez gets Thanksgiving redemption

AP

The butt fumble has yielded to an ass kicking.

Two years ago, the career of quarterback Mark Sanchez hit a nadir when his noggin slammed into the backside of guard Brandon Moore.  The accidental blast into Moore’s hind quarters resulted in a turnover, and the term “butt fumble” was born.

Fast forward to November 2014, where Sanchez has authored a stirring victory over the Cowboys in their own building.  The 33-10 final score — the second-worst Dallas loss on Thanksgiving — suggests that a significant gap exists between the two teams vying for supremacy in the NFC East.  It also will make some wonder whether that 8-3 start by Dallas will inevitably disintegrate into another Auld Lang Syne of 8-8.

For the day, Sanchez threw for under 300 yards for the first time while playing for the Eagles.  He had a career-high 202 yards in the first half, but the Eagles didn’t need him to throw much in the second two quarters, with the defense stifling the Dallas offense and running back LeSean McCoy moving the chains.

With the Seahawks and Cowboys due to visit Philly in the next two weeks and Nick Foles’ collarbone possibly taking longer than 6-8 weeks to heal, it could be that Sanchez will remain the starter for the rest of the regular season and beyond, with the former Jet whose prospects nose dived after back to back AFC title-game appearances getting a chance to take the Eagles to the NFC championship, and possibly beyond.

88 responses to “Sanchez gets Thanksgiving redemption

  1. How ’bout them Cowbo…, wait, what? They did? How could they when their fans were guaranteeing a win? Oh well; same old cowboys…

  2. But…but…..the Eagles haven’t beaten anyone. I guess it’s back to chip is going back to college or no rings.

    Sorry haters. Best team in the Division.

  3. AFC championship game? Maybe , but the cardinals destroyed this team earlier. the Eagles are very good , but this is the Cowboys they beat. Let’s see when they play the sea chickens how good they really are

  4. There’s no redemption from the Butt Fumble. He was never the same person after that day. He just never seemed to talk as much and often slept with the light on. He’s come a long way, but he’ll never fully recover.

  5. All I can thinking watching the Eagles is the Bucs are a disaster because they didn’t get Chip Kelly. Clearly he’s a great coach who is an excellent schemer.

  6. Sorry to have to repeat that Tony Romo is again a BUST in big games,the Cowboys will not make the playoffs.

  7. The eagles still won’t matter come play off time and screw the cowgirls.lol lost at home by 23 to Sanchez.eagles will be just another first round exit.#norings.HTTR

  8. Pftpoet and all others. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thats 2-3 against teams with winning records?

    Almost at 500! Keep talking. Not our fault teams we play have losing records! We just play every week and were better than those teams every week.

    Keep crying ladies!

    Go EAGLES!

  9. I am not 100% the Cowboys will havethe meltdown to miss the playoffs this year, however the cheap shots and post play scuffles from being frustrated, in addition to the arguing on the sidelines, is usually how they start in Dallas.

  10. get off the 8-8 crap they’re not gonna lose al of their games from here on out and Happy Thanksgiving eagles fans but we will beat Chicago and you will lose to the Seahawks and we’ll both be 9-4 with the division on the line again and this time won’t be so easy good luck to you

  11. ihttrforever says:
    Nov 27, 2014 7:59 PM
    The eagles still won’t matter come play off time and screw the cowgirls.lol lost at home by 23 to Sanchez.eagles will be just another first round exit.#norings.HTTR

    How’s it feel to waste 4 draft picks on 2 QB busts????

    Oh ya, you can have DeSean, he’s worthless with no one to throw to him

  12. I was holding out hope for “Buttfumble 2: Electric Boogaloo.”

    Unfortunately, that did not come to pass.

  13. Mark Sanchez >>>> Tony Romo
    Chip Kelly >>>> Jason Garret
    EAGLES >>>>> Cowgirls

    Where all the Cowboys fans at now ? I thought we don’t beat good teams ? Why was Bryant so hype ? We are a BETTER FOOTBALL TEAM. Thanksgiving is great right now in Philly ! EAGLES !

  14. Great day..Happy Thanksgiving. .Such great tradition an American holiday and classic American football teams…the Lions the Bears ..Cowboys Eagles and 49ers…well Seattle youre a second rate team from a second rate franchise I dont know why youre playing on Thanksgiving. …
    #@ expansion team from lame city

  15. The Jets unloaded Sanchez even though he led the team to two (2) AFC title games. The team ran into cap trouble unloaded some good WR’s and other players; then blamed Mark for the mess. Now the Jet’s GM is on the hot seat…….. Should have kept Mark Sanchez who may just lead the Eagles to the NFC Championship game.

  16. It’s a bad week to be a Cowgirl. First, Dan Rooney shared how the Steelers turned down the opportunity to be called America’s Team, leaving that moniker to the Cowgirls as sloppy seconds. And then they go in national TV and get roasted by Sanchez, losing yet another big game in prime time. Just how many big moments has this team choked away over the years?

  17. Anybody who watched him in college knew he deserved to be drafted top 10 that year, period. The entire NY Jet organization (down to the fans as well) failed him, end of story.

  18. ihttrforever says: Nov 27, 2014 7:59 PM

    The eagles still won’t matter come play off time and screw the cowgirls.lol lost at home by 23 to Sanchez.eagles will be just another first round exit.#norings.HTTR
    ___________________________________

    3 1st round picks.
    1 2nd round pick.
    No Franchise QB.
    Hail To That Realization.

  19. Sanchez did what he had to,, had Dallas yelling on the sidelines at each other, had Aikman one sidedness in the booth, eat their words. We didn’t even have to be put through the agony seeing the owner, Jones on the sidelines. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  20. Cowboys fans who keep saying the Eagles will lose to the Seahawks and that the Cowboys will beat the Bears…keep making predictions. It worked wonder for you guys this week.

    Meanwhile Chips team will be handling business.

  21. A very satisfying win which combined an excellent Eagles performance, the Cowgirls getting steamrolled and Jets fans suddenly realizing that with some decent coaching Sanchez is pretty good.

  22. Cowboys will bounce back. Cowboys will take out their frustrations out on the Bears next Thursday. Cowboys a different team on the road. When we face the Eagles @ their place. The Eagles better have their chinstrap button on tight. How About Them Cowboys! ! Super Bowl Bound Baby! !

  23. Ring ring

    Kelly: hello……Chip here.
    Billichick: Hey its Bill. Congrats on the win. How did you score 30+ without bogus calls from the refs or cheating?
    Chip: It’s called coaching
    Billchick: huh?
    Kelly: nothing. I have to go break down film but tell Roger I said hi when he’s over for dinner.
    Billichick: will do

  24. 700levelvet says:

    The.”Most mediocre franchise in sports”…
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    Who played a team with zero Lombardi’s. This was the Eagles Super Bowl.

  25. An offense like the Eagles puts pressure on a defense to limit its mistakes. Unfortunately the Cowboys defense and offense are not set
    up that way. The Cowboys secondary of Church and Wilcox is relatively young. Church is a good player but always seems to make
    three bad plays a game a. A missed tackle a little late on coverage
    always seems to allow a big l,ay. Wilcox has only played safety three
    years and high pressure offenses hurt his play. The linebackers were not good. The defensive line play should allow these linebackers to
    excel more so than In past years. The d-line is doing a much better job
    of allowing the LBS to run clean. The D-line is preventing the offensive
    lineman from getting out on the LB’s. Hutchins is a young player who will get better the match up tonite was not to his strength. McClain might have played his worst game. He seemed slow and disinterested.
    He plays well with runs right at him but his sideline pursuit looked
    slow. His ability to grind it out week to week is still suspect.
    When playing a team like Philadelphia you need an experiences deep
    defensive team. A team that has roster flexibility. The Cowboys just don’t have that. An example would be New England with Mike Vrabel.
    A cover rush option DE who plays in a nickel or dime defense. The ability to adjust your roster to a spped team or a string rush team.

    I also believe that a team like the Eagles requires your QB to not leave
    plays on the field. Romo was average Tonite. The lack of a call on the
    Dez interference hurt but Romo clearly missed on the play where he and Witten could not connect. The lack of a second wide reciever is
    hurting the offense. The Cowboys need to be more flexible. They need a viable second option besides Beasley.
    I thought the coaching staff was out coached. I truly believe that Garrett is a good coach but we were always behind in adjustments.
    Finally as well a Romo has played..this game has all too many familiar
    elements. Romo demanded the big contract. He demanded a say in the offense. Big contracts hurt a teams ability for roster depth and diversive depth to allow matchup. One may argue that roster depth and diversive depth is overrated but when it is required to beat an opponent in your own division it must be dealt with. Until the Cowboys deal with the future Eagles they will be playing at best for
    a wild card playoff berth.Until Romo puts in the work on a week to week basis and raises his level of play in big games I believe the Cowboys will be a game short all the time.

  26. Not an Eagles fan but I’m happy for Sanchez. The Jets pretty much destroyed him through their own incompetence. Lack of talent around him and the lack of a good coaching staff to help him develop.

    Now you put him on a team with talent and a good coaching staff and he becomes a decent QB. I don’t think even Andrew Luck would do much for the Jets, their entire organization is just awful.

  27. What happened to that “Great” offensive line? The Eagles front 7, with Clay Matthews playing the middle, totally dominated them for 60 minutes

    What happened to that defense that was supposed to be so much better? They got shredded on the ground (albeit by the best O-Line and RB in the division), and were helpless against Mark Sanchez of all people in the pass game

    Did Dez Bryant play?

    Did nobody tell Romo December starts next week?

    If it wasn’t for the refs ignoring blatant holding calls all day, this would of been a 40 point win. For all the talk from boys fans the last few weeks, they proved who they are today. They can’t beat a good team when it matters, same as the past 10 years

  28. kremis says:
    Nov 27, 2014 7:55 PM
    AFC championship game? Maybe , but the cardinals destroyed this team earlier. the Eagles are very good , but this is the Cowboys they beat. Let’s see when they play the sea chickens how good they really are

    __________________

    Destroyed? The Eagles were a slightly overthrown ball away from winning the game. The only game the Eagles has lost convincingly was GB. SF and Ari they had a chance to win both games in the final 2 minutes (and probably win them both if Polk was healthy), and both games were on the road.

    You have an odd definition of “destroyed”

  29. I guess someone forgot to tell Dallas that the entire league has figured out Chip’s offense.

    and @maverick2560, can you summarize your comment? I was going to read it, but then I decided that reading War and Peace cover to cover would be quicker

  30. glory, glory, glory, gloryhole, glory, glory, glory, gloryhole, the cowboys will lose on thanksgiving. 25 years ago today. they got shut out 27-0 by the Eagles on Thanksgiving. the Eagles shut out the giants this year 27-0. The cows are owned by jerry jones. Their qb is Romo. What else do you need to know about the cows that will let you know why they lost on thanksgiving at the GLORYHOLE!!!
    glory, glory, glory, gloryhole, glory, glory, glory, gloryhole, the cowboys lost on thanksgiving.

  31. Lol, Sanchez has 6 picks and 6 fumbles in 4 and a half starts on one of the most stacked offenses in the league, running one of, if not THE most QB friendly system in the league, and we’re talking about Mark Sanchez like he’s not the same QB the Jets fired?

    I preferred when Jets haters just called Rex a fat foot lover. At least it was true. This Sanchez apologia is ridiculous.

  32. That game was a cowboys loss when the schedules came out. A tough divisional game on sunday night with a thursday turnaround game to follow. Throw philly’s d backs mauling the cowboys on every play and getting away with it and you have an ugly game. Philly is a nice little story but failure in the playoffs is coming.

  33. I’m happy for the Eagles beat-down….Dallas D was gasping by the 2nd quarter.

    But it was plain to see that Tony Romo’s back is not right….I’ve been saying it all week and Dallas fans have been thumbs down-ing my comments, but he was a statue in the pocket and couldn’t put much into his throws. With a healthy Romo the game might have been much closer.

  34. It’s funny how Dallas fans and haters just don’t like giving credit and taking a loss like a man. I’m an eagles fan for life and if I see a team play a good game I tip my hat. But I guess that’s not the type that post here.

    Btw, for all the Dallas predictions for next week you do know the Bears have forte, Marshall and alshon…..not sure how Dallas thinks it’s an easy win. Good luck with that thought.

  35. shatho1 says: Nov 27, 2014 8:02 PM

    get off the 8-8 crap they’re not gonna lose al of their games from here on out and Happy Thanksgiving eagles fans but we will beat Chicago and you will lose to the Seahawks and we’ll both be 9-4 with the division on the line again and this time won’t be so easy good luck to you
    _________________________________
    Even if you were right, the Eagles now have 2 tie breakers in their favor. The first, heads up record could be dealt with if the Cowboys beat the Eagles next time. Thanks to that loss to the Redskins, however, we also have the division record tie breaker…which is the next in line. As things stand, Cowboys can’t win the division with the same record the Eagles have. they need to be up a game.

  36. Hm. Maybe it wasn’t just Sanchez. Maybe the statements about him not having any weapons, after they got rid of them, were true.

  37. As a Cowboys fan, the Eagles soundly beat them today, but they just played on Sunday night and were plain tired. Do I believe they were out-coached? Yes. Do I think they will play better in a couple of weeks? Absolutely. This was a team that was expected to win 5 or 6 games, they are 8-4 and have a young nucleus of a team – aside from Romo. Their weakness is the secondary and a lack of a legitimate pass rusher (not Ware). There were a couple of plays that could have changed this game around, but it didn’t happen. I always though Sanchez got a bad rap, but whatever. Eagles haven’t won anything and will end up losing early in the playoffs.

  38. Ok here is another way to look at this game. Both teams had short week. What are factors that should help or hurt a team on a short week.
    1. Veteran QB
    2. Home field
    3. Running game
    4. Offensive line
    5. Defensive line
    6. Secondary
    7. Special teams

    So who played better the veteran QB or the short term starter?
    Who ran the ball better ( which running back had more yards gained coming in)
    Who’s secondary look lost
    Who’s line backing crew look lost
    How many sacks did home team get?
    What team looked out of sync and behind the play?
    What team made the adjustment at halftime?
    Which team had to travel on short week?

  39. The only reason the Butt Fumble isn’t the Worst of the Worst on Sports Center’s Not Top 10 is because it was retired.

  40. Oh well. I guess Dallas fans will try and ease the pain by watching their VHS tapes of the early 90s in their dark basements and muttering to themselves “we used to be good.” They love to live in the past.

  41. It’s VERY hard to forget the circumstances of the BUTTFUMBLE:

    Patriots blowing jets out in 1st half, running up 45 points.

    jet fans all leaving @ halftime…less than 10,000 left by start of third quarter…empty…mainly Patriot fans.

    Fireman Ed….resigning, leaving, so damn frustrated from the pinnacle of 45 years of futility…he’d had enough. Time to root for the local HS field hockey team…never came back.

    That evening, one of the most beautiful sights in NFL history…a game you watched w/a smile on your face. You didn’t hear all the jets talking, coaches and fans shut up too…was WONDERFUL..

    Ex jets, like Revis, & Sanchez…realize, that they are FINALLY in the NFL…when they now play for good organizations w/real ownership, strong coaching, etc. Am happy for Sanchez after what he went thru in the jets circus. No one deserves that.

  42. Thanksgiving day and America’s team got served in their own house in front of the entire country. The game wasn’t even as close as the final score.

  43. It will be worth the penalty, the fine. And possible ejection to see the Eagles put 1 cheap shot hit on Romo like Harris put Carroll. Or let Harris call a fair catch and drive his punk arse into next week. The guy should have been ejected.

  44. Just shows how the Jets really screwed over Snachez. They gave him nothing to work with. A quarterback is only a as good as who surrounds him. I’m fed up with the Jets. Good for Sanchez

  45. “As a Cowboys fan, the Eagles soundly beat them today, but they just played on Sunday night and were plain tired. Do I believe they were out-coached? Yes. Do I think they will play better in a couple of weeks? Absolutely.”

    I love these Cowboy and 49er fans who see their team throttled at home and immediately start blustering about how things will be different next time. Sure, sure they will. Keep dreaming.

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