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Jets Win! Jets Win! Jets Win!

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.



Oct. 21st, 2013 04:10 am (UTC)
Watched that today...almost makes up for the Saints loss last week at Foxborough. (Knew something like that would happen when they left 2 minutes on the clock.) Also, more that RB Chris Ivory, an ex-Saint himself, helped keep the Jets in the game as well. So, like you said, it all evens out in the end.

Here's hoping that last week was only a speed bump in the Saints' run to the Playoffs..
Anthony DeMarco
Oct. 21st, 2013 04:24 am (UTC)
good call
the rules state that a defender may not push his teammate into the offensive formation, so the call, while ill-timed for the pats and maybe a bit obscure, was totally legit. no apologies at all to the pats. beside, their entire dynasty was built on a blown call...

also hail to the redskins.
Oct. 21st, 2013 04:47 am (UTC)
Rex Ryan
Rex Ryan is the Stannis of the NFL. Just when he was counted out by nearly everyone..,
Oct. 21st, 2013 05:45 am (UTC)
Congrats - glad you won your AFC East battle, which is more than we managed to do against the Bills, losing on an FG after a fumble by our poor QB (sacked yet again) and after we'd missed an FG earlier *sigh*
Oct. 21st, 2013 05:57 am (UTC)
The NFC South is Depraved and Decadent
Alas, it was not a good day for my beloved Titans as they were slain as the Jotuns of old by the 49ers. It was painful to watch, frankly, because they, too, have been hot and cold this season.
Joshua Smith
Oct. 21st, 2013 06:35 am (UTC)
Sigh. My favorite author is a Jets fan. This is tough to deal with.
Oct. 21st, 2013 07:15 am (UTC)
The Skins won too!!! Good day in football. :) congrats
Oct. 21st, 2013 09:00 am (UTC)
Glad the Jets took the Pats down. They gave the Saints their only loss this season so far, and it burns me.
MaryBeth Donaghue-Smith
Oct. 21st, 2013 11:43 am (UTC)
Congrats! We're riding high on our 7-0 record here in Kansas City. It was an ugly win against the Texans yesterday, but our defense managed to pull it out for us and get us the W. Keeping my fingers crossed that everyone on the team stays healthy! It's been a long time since there was this much football excitement here!
Sean Hall
Oct. 21st, 2013 12:46 pm (UTC)
Rex Ryan avenges his twin brother
I'm glad Ryan got to avenge his brother's game against the Patriots last week. The Saints loss to the Patriots was totally heartbreaking for the other Ryan. As defense coordinator for the Saints, he had Brady going four and out with a little over 2 minutes in the game. Then they have Brady through an interception...and the Patriots still somehow pulled off a miracle comeback with 5 seconds left.
Julio Cesar Magnani
Oct. 21st, 2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
Before the season begun, I couldn't see the Jets winning more than 6 games. Now I can easily see a solid 8-8 or 9-7 run. Probably not enough to make the playoffs (although there's a chance 9-7 could grant you a wildcard), but a solid season for a team that can still evolve in a lot of aspects. If they draft well, I can see the Jets as playoff contenders for the next few years. WR and TE are the two most needed positions, right?
Oct. 21st, 2013 01:11 pm (UTC)
Jets and Giants- there is room to love both
Great Jets win (any win over NE is great). Like you, I am also a Jets AND Giants fan. People always ask me how I can be a fan of both. I explain that I grew up watching both teams, there is no conflict in loving both. The Giants may have up and down years but for the most part have been exemplary (winning 4 Super Bowl tournaments since my childhood). The Jets, not so much. Maybe that's why I have a special place in my heart for them; they are like a stunted child.

And, if they ever meet in the Super Bowl, I know whom I'll be rooting for. I'll also know whom you'll be rooting for by reading your books and seeing how you'll handle the Jaime v Tyrion conflict.
Curtis A. DeBaun IV
Oct. 21st, 2013 01:45 pm (UTC)
Congrats on that win! I didn't see that coming. I also didn't see my Colts beating Denver! Good week for football...
Oct. 21st, 2013 02:32 pm (UTC)
Not only beat them..but in overtime. SPECTACULARLY.

I always love to see Tom Brady lose.
Oct. 21st, 2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
jets have 2 gift wins
jets have 2 wins gifted by the officials and stupid opponents.

15 yard personal foul at the very end of the Tampa Game
unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a missed field goal in overtime due to a bizarre rule change.

That being said. Rex is a good coach. The jets dont have alot of talent and to get this team to 4-3 is very impressive. 2 of the 3 losses were competitive games too. Then again if it wasn't for those 2 calls people would be calling for Rex to be fired.

Oct. 21st, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
Well deserved win yesterday by the Jets, though it pains my pitiful Massachusetts-born heart to say so. ;)
Bobby Skelton
Oct. 21st, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
Pats got hosed!
I hate the Patriots as much as any non-Patriots fan, but that overtime pushing your own player penalty was defintely one of the worst calls I've ever seen. I did not see the offensive interferemce. you mentioned and I don't doubt it was horrible as well, but I was in shock at what happened in OT. Once again, the NFL refs are making themselves too big a part of the game, and have forgotten the wise adage that the best official is one you do not notice.

Sadly, this same mentality is creeping in to my beloved college football with the asanine targeting rule. I weep for America's beloved sport.
Ray Feighery
Oct. 21st, 2013 07:29 pm (UTC)
Well they've been calling the Offensive Pass interference that way for years. If the receiver straightens his arm to get separation they're going to call it.
The overtime call was egregious as it impacted the end of the game and the perceived foul had absolutely no impact on the play. Just another case of overzealous officials.
I DO appreciate you saying you would be screaming had it been called on the Jets.:)
In the end I don't think it will matter but it would have been nice for the Pats to get the win considering they were essentially using a predominantly 3rd string Defense.
But Hey! They Red Sox are in the World Series so there's that! :)
Oct. 21st, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
They very seldom call offensive pass interference. When they do, it is usually because it's flagrant. This was not. The defender did a great acting job, falling and flailing as if pushed, but he was barely touched, as the replays made plain.
Ray Feighery
Oct. 21st, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
No doubt that he "Sold" it. However I have seen several similar plays the last few weeks.

Certainly the worst one was on the Seahawks in SB XL which negated a touchdown.

Of course if it had happened the other way I would be upset to.

Frankly I think they call it too easily as they do with many penalties these days.

win or lose I never like it when the officials play too big a part in the game.
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)
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?
John W
Oct. 22nd, 2013 03:07 am (UTC)
Looks like House Bolton's, I mean the Patriot's, grip on the AFC East is slowly fading away. I wouldn't be surprised if the Patriots once again run away with division, given how the Bills and Dolphins are hilariously pathetic, but in 5 years, I wouldn't be surprised to see a wide open AFC East race, with Tom Brady likely retired by then.

I don't see Geno Smith as the Azor Ahai for the Jets. He threw a pick-6 in Sunday's game and has 14 turnovers so far this season. But I don't think Geno Smith has to be amazing for the Jets to succeed. Just look at Joe Flacco.
Matthew Byrd
Oct. 22nd, 2013 03:20 am (UTC)
The Jets win over New England
Enjoy it while you can, Tom and the Evil Hoodie shall return for vengeance. Until then all others will suffer their wrath.
Ryan Little
Oct. 22nd, 2013 05:43 am (UTC)
While the Pats really earned that loss due to the way they played in the second half, that call was pretty full of shit.

That said, congrats on the victorious run this weekend, good for the Giants as well.


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