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Despite similar struggles, Geno Smith thinks it's 'not fair' to compare him to Mark Sanchez

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    New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) lays on the turf after gettingknocked over by a Buffalo Bill's player during the second half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Harry Scull Jr,The Buffalo News)The Associated Press

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    New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7)stands with David Garrard and watch the closing seconds of action against the Buffalo Bills an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Harry Scull Jr, The Buffalo News)The Associated Press

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    New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith (7) gets knocked over by a Buffalo Bill's player during the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Harry Scull Jr,The Buffalo News)The Associated Press

Geno Smith is struggling in a major way for the New York Jets, so much so that some think it might be time for him to sit for a start in favor of inexperienced backup Matt Simms.

Rex Ryan, however, says Smith will remain the starting quarterback — for at least this week at Baltimore. But, he needs a big bounceback game or he could see the bench. Smith has one touchdown and eight interceptions in his past five games, and his 20 turnovers lead the NFL.

Smith's overall statistics — eight TDs, 16 INTs — are similar to Mark Sanchez's numbers (10 TDs, 16 INTs) through his first 10 games. But the rookie quarterback bristled at the comparison, saying "it's not fair" and adds: "I'm not Mark."

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