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Jets Win! Jets Win! Jets Win!

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Life is magical and filled with joy...

For this night, at least.  The Jets are only 4-3, true, but they beat the Patriots.  Any time we can take down Evil Little Bill and Tom Brady, it's a day for rejoicing.

Our rookie QB has been blowing hot and cold all season, as rookies will.  Today, aside from that one pick six, he was hot.  He looked really sharp, in truth.  And the Jets D just keeps getting better and better.  Whatever you say about Rex, he knows how to build a great D.

Even so, the Jets almost blew it, allowing Brady and the Pats to tie up the game in the final seconds and send it into overtime.  But in OT, the D came up big, and Geno and offense did just enough to get Nick Folk into range for the winning field goal... aided, I must admit, by a personal foul penalty that I am sure has all the Pats fans howling.  I'd be howling too if the teams had been reversed.

It was by no means the worst call of the afternoon, however.  That distinctiion has to be reserved for a totally bogus offensive pass interference call that negated a beautiful long TD bomb from Geno to Stephen Hill.  If that TD has counted, as it should have, there never would have been an overtime.  So I guess it all evened out in the end.

The Pats still lead the AFC East and will likely win it.  The Jets may not even make the playoffs.  As well as they played this week, they could be awful next week.  It has been that kind of up and down season.  But tonight at least gives Gang Green fans another whiff of hope.  Maybe Geno is for real.  That D sure is.

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Michael Bogner
Oct. 21st, 2013 08:33 pm (UTC)
The real headline
What a great win -- I saw it live in the stadium, and it was absolutely amazing. Easily one of the 10 most memorable games for this long-time season ticket holder. Lost in the well-deserved elation from yesterday, however, is the game's most important takeaway. This team is still in the middle of REBUILDING. Yes, they're hot and cold (as the media so loves to point out); and, yes, Geno is inconsistent (something for which you always correctly cut him some slack); but no one except for Rex Ryan thought we'd compete with this group, especially with its rag-tag offensive skill players. What happens when we add several more solid rookies like Sheldon Richardson to the mix? What happens when Geno gets a legit number one receiver and more game reps under his belt? What happens when we bolster the weak side of the offensive line and the secondary? If right now the Jets can compete and win games like yesterday's, then I have no doubt that in a season or two, they are going to be a threat to win it all. A for-real threat.

Edited at 2013-10-21 08:39 pm (UTC)
grrm
Oct. 21st, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
Re: The real headline
Well, it's nice to think so...

I have been a Jets fan too long to believe it until I actually see it happen, however. Gang Green has had its moments... under Parcells, under Herm, under Mangini, and especially those first two years under Rex... but the curse hangs heavy on this franchise, and just when you think you're getting close, things fall apart... things like bolstering the offensive line and the secondary and getting a legit big-play receiver are easier said than done.
Michael Bogner
Oct. 21st, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
Re: The real headline
The curse indeed hangs heavy, but surely hope must spring eternal, else why do I shell out my hard-earned money to Mr. Johnson?

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