Bradford officially ruled out; Sanchez to start Sunday

The Eagles officially ruled out Sam Bradford for Sunday's tilt with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, paving the way for Mark Sanchez's first start of the season.

The move was expected after Bradford suffered a concussion and shoulder injury in a Week 10 loss.

Sanchez is 37-33 in his career as a starter (72 total games), but has turned the ball over 104 times with just 95 touchdowns. In 10 games with the Eagles, he has accounted for 15 TDs and 15 turnovers.

As has been his modus operandi, Sanchez moved the ball in relief of Bradford last week, only to throw a back-breaking interception in the end zone with the Eagles in position to take the lead late.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported this week that Bradford is also likely to miss the Eagles' Thanksgiving Day bout with the Detroit Lions.

The Eagles also officially ruled out running back Ryan Mathews for Sunday's tilt and left tackle Jason Peters is questionable.

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