In relief of injured QB Nick Foles, Eagles QB Mark Sanchez threw two TDs in a win over the Houston Texans.
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The Philadelphia Eagles were forced to turn to Mark Sanchez on Sunday when Nick Foles broke his collarbone and played pretty well in his first regular season action since 2012. But after a rather successful performance, head coach Chip Kelly felt confident that the team had not seen any significant difference in the level of play with Sanchez as opposed to Foles.
Sanchez went 15-of-22 for 202 yards with two TDs and two INT, though one of them bounced off the hands of WR Josh Huff before the Texans picked it. Chip Kelly said that he thought things looked pretty much the same on offense with Sanchez in the lineup.
“I said since day one that you better have two quarterbacks in this league,” Kelly said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I don’t think we missed a beat offensively.”
Sanchez has a history of ups-and-downs, recording a 19-12 regular season record as well as 4 playoff wins in his first two NFL seasons before falling off a cliff in his last year as a starter back in 2012.