The Jets game, on the other hand... sigh....
Even without Brady, the Patriots still seem to have our number. As Tom Jackson said in the postgame commentary on ESPN, "if not now, when?" I have to wonder.
I blame the playcalling, at least in part. They're not letting Favre be Favre. Too much playing close to the vest, playing not to lose. Against the Patriots, you can't set up the pass by establishing a running game. The Jets should know that by now. Against the Patriots, you need to set up the running game with the pass, by stretching the field. And they should have gone after Cassel much more aggressively.
It was especially disheartening watching Lamont Jordan gash the Jets with one strong run after another, exactly the way he used to gash other teams when he was Curtis Martin's backup on the Jets. I always liked Lamont, and was sorry when the Jets lost him. I hate to see him in a Patriots uniform.
So... win one, lose one.
And beyond the Jets and Giants, there were some incredible games in the NFL this weekend. I've got to say, I'm glad I'm not a San Diego Chargers fan. Losing is one thing. Losing the way the Chargers lost these past two weeks would kill me. I thought the end of the Panthers game was amazing, but the finish of the Broncos game... aaargh...
And next week the Jets have to go to San Diego, where the Chargers will either be (1) reeling or (2) really fired up. Urk.