Mark Sanchez had his first opportunity at his own press conference as starting quarterback for the Redskins.

About being the next man up he says, "I do think it's very important that you respect the players that did go down and you respect them by studying and going out and executing your job."

The Redskins are still just a game out of first in the NFC East. With that in mind Sanchez sounds like he and the team are up for the challenge, "We know what's at stake. We undertand this division is really up for grabs. These next few games, especially the divisional games, carry a lot of weight."