Week 4 wasn't a good week for quarterbacks.
Sure, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw four touchdown passes. But he also threw four interceptions and the Buffalo Bills lost 52-28. Miami's Ryan Tannehill threw for more than 400 yards, but his two interceptions and costly fumble allowed Arizona to rally and win in overtime. The "Costly Fumble Club" also counted Cam Newton as a member. Mark Sanchez had a long day against San Francisco's defense, throwing 29 times (to a decimated receiving corps that lost Santonio Holmes in catastrophic fashion) and mustering just 103 yards with an interception in a 34-0 loss.
Sanchez's performance seemed hands down the worst by a signal caller in Week 4. But then Tony Romo endured a Monday Nightmare against the Chicago Bears. The Cowboys' quarterback matched a career-high with five interceptions (although one may have actually been a fumble), two of which were returned for touchdowns, and was pulled for Kyle Orton before the game ended.
"I can't try and do too much, and I think I tried to do too much tonight," Romo said after the game. "Going forward I just have to do my job. And I will. I have to do my job. The competitive side takes over sometimes and tries to make a play."
Was it all Romo's fault? One of his go-to targets, Dez Bryant, dropped a number of critical passes that could have helped Dallas stay in the game. A dropped pass by Kevin Ogeltree also led to one of Romo's interceptions.
As was the case in Dallas, there was plenty of blame to go around for the teams that didn't fare well this week. So, who had the worst performance of Week 4? Scroll down to cast your vote.
Mark Sanchez vs. 49ers
Sanchez only completed 13 of 29 passes against San Francisco for 103 yards (plus an interception). He finished with a QB rating of 39.9 and now some are already asking if it's Tebow time.
NFL Ref Schedulers
Who came up with the brilliant idea to give Ed Hochuli a game like Bengals/Jaguars?
Tony Romo vs. Bears
Matched a career-high with five interceptions against the Bears.. at home.
Garrett Hartley kicked two field goals but missed a 48-yarder that could have given New Orleans the lead in the final minutes. The Saints remain winless.
Greg Little vs. Ravens
Little<a href="https://twitter.com/Michael_Fabiano/status/251522058641616897"> dropped several passes</a> against Baltimore, including what would have been a <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/nfl-rapidreports/20397558/browns-notebook-dropped-passes-becoming-a-regular-issue-for-wr-greg-little">game-tying touchdown</a> in the fourth quarter.
Ryan Tannehill vs. Cardinals
Yes, Ryan Tannehill threw for over 400 yards. But the Cardinals forced two costly turnovers late in the fourth quarter that allowed them to rally back and win in overtime.
Sparano was out-wildcatted by<a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2012/09/30/colin-kaepernick-tim-tebow-wildcat-san-francisco-49ers-new-york-jets/1603981/"> Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers. </a>
Cam Newton nearly sealed the deal on third-and-2 on Atlanta's 46-yard line but fumbled the ball allowing the Falcons to <a href="http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=320930001">rally back in the final minute. </a>
Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Patriots
A four-touchdown game is nice. But not when it goes along with four interceptions and a 52-28 loss.
Tebow's First Pass
Tebow's first pass a the Jets backup QB didn't go so well.
Dez Bryant vs. Bears
Not only did he have three crucial dropped passes, there was also an apparent miscommunication between he and Tony Romo that led to a pick-six.
Lions Special Teams
Detroit gave up a 105-yard kick return touchdown on the opening kickoff and then a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter.
Aaron Rodgers got hit in the eye against New Orleans in the third quarter and had to sit out briefly. Backup QB Graham Harrell had to come in for one play. From the Saints' 2-yard line, Harrell tripped over an offensive lineman and <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2012/10/01/rodgers-hit-in-face-harrell-fumbles/1605983/">fumbled the handoff to Cedric Benson. New Orleans recovered. </a>
Haruki Nakamura & Josh Norman vs. Roddy White
They let the play that absolutely could not happen, happen.