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Mark Sanchez likely done for season

More bad news for Mark Sanchez: It appears the embattled Jets quarterback will require surgery that will force him to miss the entire 2013 season. Sanchez already had been fighting a battle for his starting job (now won by default by Geno Smith), and the news puts his future with the team in doubt. He's had some success as a starter, but with his recent struggles, Sanchez's time as a team's primary option may be over.

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  • Whom do you blame the most for the Jets' recent struggles?

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  • How many games will the Jets win this season if Geno Smith starts all 16 games?

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  • Will Rex Ryan still be the Jets' coach after the team's bye week (Week 10)?

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NFL Week 2: Jets at Patriots

Both the Jets and Patriots earned hard-fought victories in Week 1, but neither team had much time to celebrate. With a Thursday night tilt looming in Foxborough, the Jets have been busy coaching up Geno Smith for his first battle against Bill Belichick and the Patriots are huddled away trying to make sense of their receiving game. Which team will study their way to 2-0? Is the matchup still a good rivalry? Cast your votes!

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  • Rex Ryan is 1-4 in Foxborough with a 17.8-point average margin of defeat. What will be the point spread in this week's game?

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  • Whom will the Patriots miss more if neither is able to play against the Jets on Thursday?

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  • Tom Brady has thrown a touchdown pass in 49 straight games. Drew Brees holds the record at 54. When will Brady's streak end?

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Red Sox rout Tigers with 8 HRs

A lot happened in last night's 20-4 Red Sox win over the Tigers. David Ortiz got his 2,000th career hit. The Red Sox blasted eight home runs. Shane Victorino dove into the stands to catch a ball, and then courteously returned a phone a fan had dropped on the field. Most importantly, the balance of power between the Red Sox and Tigers may have been irrevocably altered. We'll see how much of Boston's offensive outburst carries over when it heads to New York to take on a suddenly resurgent Yankees team.

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  • David Ortiz reached his 2,000th hit on Wednesday night. Is Ortiz a Hall of Famer?

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  • How will this week's four-game series between the Red Sox and Yankees in New York play out?

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Smith, Manuel named starters

Two AFC East teams will sport different looks at quarterback in Week 1 of the 2013 season. The Bills have officially named EJ Manuel their Week 1 starter, while the Jets will be going with Geno Smith in place of the injured Mark Sanchez. Both teams have struggled to find long-term solutions at quarterback, so there's a lot of pressure on both Manuel and Smith to at least be competent, much less excel.

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  • Geno Smith has been named the Jets' Week 1 starter against the Buccaneers. Will Mark Sanchez ever start for the Jets again?

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Embattled quarterback Mark Sanchez will miss time with an injured shoulder, but given the Jets' moves lately, he might miss more than just a few games. The Jets signed veteran quarterback Brady Quinn as a backup for Geno Smith, who is expected to start in Week 1. If Smith excels -- or, really, if he plays with anything resembling competence -- it might be difficult for the team to justify starting Sanchez when he comes back. The presence of Quinn even could block Sanchez from a backup job, which could mean very bad things for Sanchez's NFL prospects.


Sanchez's future?

Sanchez hadn't been outplayed by Geno Smith in the preseason, but he may have lost the Jets' quarterback battle by default.

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Will Mark Sanchez ever start another game for the Jets?

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