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The NFL Returns

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Football is back!!!

And life is... full of joys and pain, ups and downs.

My beloved Jets played the despised Cowboys in the season's first Sunday night game, and played... ah... not nearly as well as I would have hoped. Though there were high points. Revis, of course. Plaxico Burress looked pretty good for a guy who has been in prison the past two years. Dustin Keller was great, as always, and LaDamian Tomlinson had a few good moments. Even so, the Cowboys came to play, their Rob Ryan D was much tougher than I had expected, and Dallas looked to have the game wrapped up early in the fourth quarter.

Fortunately, their QB is still Tony Romo. Who played really well for most of the game, as he often does, only to commit some truly horrendous mistakes at the worst possible times, as he often does. Thereby losing the game. Which is what happened tonight, giving the Jets a great if improbable victory. I really do need to buy a cardiac defibrillator in Jets green; I swear, this team is going to kill me one of these nights.

Revis deserves a lot of credit for the Jets win. So does Mike Westoff, Joe McKnight, and the Trufant kid who ran in the blocked punt for a TD. Oh, and Jim Leonhard, who ran down what would have been the Cowboys' game-clinching TD and knocked the runner out of bounds inside the five, setting up the crucial Romo fumble that started the tide to turning.

But mostly of the credit goes to Romo.

As for the Giants... sigh... the less said, the better. They got embarrassed by the Redskins and Rex Grossman, f'r chrissakes. How humiliatin'. It could be a long season for Big Blue.

But hey... football is back!!

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xraytheenforcer
Sep. 12th, 2011 11:55 am (UTC)
The Giants were woeful. I was torn during the game, wanting the Giants to finally pull their heads out, but also secretly thrilling that Rex Grossman, of all people, would be the one leading a successful charge against them.

The Jets were not very convincing, either. When you have to bank on Romo being Romo in order to win a game, you've got problems.

At least the Niners managed to beat a team they should have beaten. (and now I have jinxed them to a season of 2-point losses. Sorry, Coach Harbaugh...)
dizzy34
Sep. 12th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
I agree about the Jets. I thought every talking head was picking the Jets big in that game. I'm not one for moral victories but either the Cowboys are better than most think or the Jets aren't as good as most think. Probably a bit of both.

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