The first three quarterbacks to play in Friday night’s game between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles all enjoyed great success. Nick Foles went eight-of-10 for 81 yards and a touchdown while Tom Brady also completed eight-of-10 passes for 81 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Patriots’ rookie Jimmy Garoppolo kept it up, going six-of-12 for 72 yards with two touchdowns.
Then, oft-criticized quarterback Mark Sanchez, famous for his “butt fumble” against the Patriots on Thanksgiving night in 2012, entered the game and looked like he was going to keep things up. Sanchez led a six-play, 51-yard drive capped by a five-yard touchdown pass to Damaris Johnson (aided by a tip from Arrelious Benn) late in the first half.
Sanchez opened the second half looking to do more of the same but instead bad memories crept up. Sanchez looked over the middle and was intercepted by second-year Patriots’ safety Duron Harmon. Harmon returned the interception 33 yards to the 12 yard line, setting up a six-yard touchdown run by Patriots’ quarterback Ryan Mallett.
You can watch the interception below.