The New York Jets won local bragging rights in their win against the New York Giants on Saturday, but may have lost quarterback Mark Sanchez for an extended period of time.
Jets rookie Geno Smith got his first start for the Jets and looked terrible.
He threw three interceptions and ran out of the end zone for a safety in his first start, though he did pass for one touchdown.
Sanchez came in for the fourth quarter, playing behind a second string offensive lineman.
He got hit hard several times, the final time injuring his throwing shoulder.
It is not clear how long Sanchez will be out.
After the game, Jets coach Rex Ryan got testy when asked why Sanchez was put in the game with backups.
"From day one I said we will make the announcement of a starting quarterback when we think it's the appropriate time, not when you, not when this person, or this person or this person," said Ryan. "I can say anything I want. That's the beauty of this country. I can answer 100 times, here I'll stand backwards and answer the question. I'm going sideways. At the appropriate time, we'll make the announcement, when I think it's the appropriate time."
The Jets won the game on an overtime field goal.
The final score was 24 to 21.