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A Whiff of Hope

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Life is... hey, maybe there is some faint glimmer of hope.

NEW YORK JETS 30
ATLANTA FALCONS 28

Gang Green is 3-2.  Say, what?

All the talking heads had them picked as the worst team in the NFL during the preseason.  Guess that's why they play the games, as Boomer likes to say.

Not that they looked like the second coming of the Lombardi Packers tonight.  But they avoided turnovers, and the D looked stout, and the offense -- unlike the Giants O -- did not shoot itself in the foot.  They have a running game.  And Geno Smith looked... well, like a promising rookie.

The Jets actually had to win the game twice.  With time running out, and Atlanta driving, Rex and the D stopped the Falcons with a great goal line stand, breaking up the fourth down pass.  That should have won it right there.  But the refs decided to give Atlanta four more downs with a bogus penalty.  Given eight downs instead of four, the Falcons scored, as most teams would in that position, leaving the Jets with only a minute.  I thought Gang Green had blown it.  The slough of despond beckoned.  But what the hell, the Rookie moved the Jets right down the field, bing bang boom, and Nick Folk kicked the game winning field goal with 3 seconds left on the clock.

The Jets may not win the Super Bowl.  Or even the AFC East.  But right now, they sure look like the best team in New York City.  And NOBODY saw that coming, least of all me. 

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mikerhoa516
Oct. 10th, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
0-4 Steelers Next
This Pittsburgh game has all the indicators of being a let down game- at home, struggling but still dangerous opponent, turnover prone rookie QB vs ball hawking veteran defense, and the most worrisome or all- THE JETS ARE ACTUALLY FAVORED.

But I was one of the many who thought that we didn't have a shot against ATL, and I actually think we match up better against these guys. Truth is that anyone who thinks they can pick this one is nuts or lying.

BTW, who do you got in the Denver/Jacksonville game? Gimmie the Jags all the way, cuz 28 points is downright ludicrous...

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