Six days after having one of the best performances of his career, Eagles QB Mark Sanchez reminded people why will never be the franchise QB people want him to be.
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Several months ago NFL Network listed Mark Sanchez as one of the biggest “Quarterback Teases” of all-time. After amazing America on Monday Night Football by picking apart the Carolina Panthers, Eagles QB Mark Sanchez went to Green Bay and scored just as many points for the Packers with turnovers that were returned for TDs as he did for his own team. Back in his days in New York, these kinds of performances gave him the nickname “Good Mark, Bad Mark”, where Sanchez would play great one week and then inexplicably look like a deer in headlights the following week, and then play slightly better the following week to justify not benching him.
For an Eagles fanbase that is undoubtedly the harshest group of critics of their QB in the entire NFL – and maybe collectively more critical than all other fanbases combined – there is no room for Bad Mark. Unless Good Mark makes Philadelphia his home for the rest of the season, Mark Sanchez will be kicked to the curb as quickly as Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick and Nick Foles have been when they played poorly.
Here are the five biggest losers in the NFL from Week 11:
Philadelphia Eagles – Lost in how bad Sanchez played against the Packers is that the defense and special teams didn’t do the team any favors either. The defense and special teams gave up 17 points before the team could even moved down the field.
Indianapolis Colts – Once again the Colts prove that as good as they are, as a team they aren’t ready to join the NFL’s elite yet. AFC South teams have a habit of not realizing that their franchise players can’t play every position.
Seattle Seahawks – At 6-4 the Seahawks are now 3 games behind the Cardinals for control of the division. If the make the playoffs as a Wildcard team can they really be expected to go back to the Superbowls.
New Orleans Saints – At 4-6, the Saints need only one win over the Atlanta Falcons to potentially win the division title with a losing record.
Denver Broncos – With three losses on the season the Broncos may have to go through the Patriots in Foxborough to get back to the Superbowl. An unlikely feat to accomplish based on Peyton Manning’s record.