Mark Sanchez on 'butt fumble': 'It sucked, I ran into some guy's butt'

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Mark Sanchez comments on butt fumble redemption
Friday November 28th, 2014

The last time Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez played on Thanksgiving produced the lowlight of his career: the infamous "butt fumble." But Sanchez redeemed himself this Thanksgiving, leading the Eagles (9-3) to a convincing, 33-10 win over the Cowboys to move into first place in the NFC East. 

After the game, Sanchez reflected on his moment of viral fame. 

"I mean, it sucked," he said, according to "I ran into some guy's butt and dropped the ball on the turf, and they scored. It's like my favorite holiday. It's not cool. That was really a bummer. But the game plan was 'Try not to do that,' and we accomplished it."

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Sanchez, signed by Philadelphia this offseason to back up Nick Foles, is 3-1 as a starter this season since replacing the injured Foles. He completed 20 of 29 passes on Thursday for 217 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a touchdown. 

- Dan Gartland

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