Sanchez-Henne-Fitz Watch: Week 3

Ryan Fitzpatrick, right, still leads Mark Sanchez, left, and Chad Henne through three games. Icon SMI

Here's our latest installment of the "Sanchez-Henne-Fitz Watch" after Week 3:

Mark Sanchez, New York Jets

Result: L, 34-24 vs. Oakland

Stats: 27-43, 369 yards, two TDs, one INT

QBR: 33.3

Analysis: I'm starting to think the Total Quarterback Rating doesn't like Sanchez. This is the second time I thought Sanchez played a solid game, but the QBR says he was well below average. Sanchez threw for 369 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. I was particularly impressed since Sanchez had virtually no help from the running game and the Jets' usually stout defense. Sanchez was by no means perfect. But I just don't see how 21 other quarterbacks had better games in Week 3.

Walker's Grade: B

Chad Henne, Miami Dolphins

Result: L, 17-16 vs. Cleveland

Stats: 19-29, 255 yards, one TD, one INT

QBR: 73.7

Analysis: I don't think Henne played twice as well as Sanchez this week, as the QBR suggests. He started extremely hot, completely 11 of his first 12 passes. But Henne and Miami's offense once again struggled in the red zone and that was the difference in a last-minute loss to Cleveland. Henne spread the ball to seven different receivers. That's solid. But Henne hasn't been clutch this year. He had plenty of chances to put the Browns away in the second half but failed. Henne also had an opportunity to win the game in the final drive but threw a pick to Cleveland safety Mike Adams.

Walker's Grade: C+

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills

Result: W, 34-31 vs. Patriots

Stats: 27-40, 369 yards, two TDs, two INTs

QBR: 80.8

Analysis: Fitzpatrick had nearly identical numbers with Sanchez. But the difference is Fitzpatrick led the Bills to a dramatic, second-half comeback over the New England Patriots and Sanchez's Jets blew an early lead to Oakland. Fitzpatrick thrives this year in the clutch. His play at the end of the first half and the end of the fourth quarter was masterful. Fitzpatrick made a few bad throws. He was picked off three times, but one was called back because of a pass-interference call. But overall Fitzpatrick earned the best grade in the "Sanchez-Henne-Fitz Watch" for the third week in a row.

Walker's Grade: B+

This week's winner: Ryan Fitzpatrick (three points)

Second place: Mark Sanchez (two points)

Third place: Chad Henne (one point)

Overall standings

1. Fitzpatrick (nine points)

2 (tie). Sanchez (five points)

2 (tie). Henne (five points)

Fitzpatrick is separating from Sanchez and Henne. We will have another installment of the "Sanchez-Henne-Fitz Watch" after Week 4.