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Our take: Pats hope to spark another late-season collapse for the Jets

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As last night’s score moved from 31-3 to 38-3 and Tom Brady kept throwing the ball until it was 45-3 and then he remained in the game — and threw passes — until the Pats’ last drive with less than three minutes to play, we began to wonder whether the Patriots were giving the Jets extra motivation for a postseason rematch.

And then we realized what the Patriots were trying to do.  They want to avoid a rematch.

By demoralizing the Jets, who next play the Dolphins, Steelers, and Bears before traveling to Buffalo, we think the Patriots have tried to spark a tailspin that will knock the Jets out of the playoffs completely.  It happened most recently to the Jets in 2008, when 8-3 became 9-7 and the Jets missed the postseason and their head coach got fired.

With a three-game lead over the cluster of 6-6 teams hoping to rise up and steal the No. 6 seed, it really would take an all-out collapse to send the Jets packing.  But even if the Jets still hold a spot in the postseason, they’d have to navigate the tournament the hard way, going on the road to Indy or Arrowhead before earning at some point a chance to go back to Foxborough.

The Pats seemed to be willing to risk facing a fired-up Jets team the next time around, given the chance that the uppercut delivered on Monday night will end up being a knockout punch.

Either way, the Patriots now hold a one-game lead plus the head-to-head tiebreaker over the Steelers for the top seed in the AFC, which means that it’s highly likely that the Pats will need to win only two January games in Foxboro to earn a return trip to the Super Bowl.

The way the Pats are performing right now, it won’t matter who shows up to play them.  But if they were telling the truth, they’d say that they hope it’s not the Jets.

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  1. kev86 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:13 AM

    Sanchez can ride an excercise bike on the sidelines with the best of them. Maybe they’ll get Rex one for Christmas.

    That was Drago vs. Creed lastnight.

  2. kellyb9 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:17 AM

    “But even if the Jets still hold a spot in the postseason, they’d have to navigate the tournament the hard way, going on the road to Indy or Arrowhead before earning at some point a chance to go back to Foxborough.”
    Why is everyone assuming Indy will be in it?

  3. wawa33 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:19 AM

    Doens’t Belichek have 2 first and 2nd round picks next year too?

  4. kev86 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:20 AM

    Kelly – Because they have Peyton Manning and he’s made it every year since 2002? Thats my guess.

  5. richm2256 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:21 AM

    “But if they were telling the truth, they’d say that they hope it’s not the Jets.”
    ————————————————–

    Are you kidding us, Mike???

    Why the hell would the Patriots not LOVE to face the Jets again, in New England at that?!!! Did you somehow forget the thorough dismantling they did on this team last night? It’s not like the Jets could fix one or two things and win the next one….. they got their a$$es THOROUGHLY KICKED!!!! With New England playing as well as they are, we have no reason to doubt that they’d beat the Jets again.

    I don’t know where the media’s fascination with this bunch of posers comes from, but big-mouth Ryan and his tough-taking players got completely exposed as the frauds that they are, and there are several teams out there who deserve the attention the Jets have been getting.

    And where the hell are all you loud-mouth Jets fans today?????

  6. j0esixpack says: Dec 7, 2010 9:23 AM

    Keeping Brady in for the full game had nothing to do with the Jets…

    Belichick teaches the team to play hard for 60 minutes… to never let up whether they’re down by 42 or up by 42. That’s the sure fire way to make sure a team “Plays 60″ every game… that’s what it said right on the field and that’s the Belichick way.

    If the Jets or any other team decides not to play as hard or give up 30 minutes into the game, that’s their choice, even though its a sign of bad coaching.

  7. jagsbaby says: Dec 7, 2010 9:23 AM

    I guess that’s with you assuming the Colts win the division – not the Jags. I wouldn’t exactly count on that happening. Jags are playing the best football in the AFC South.

  8. jagsbaby says: Dec 7, 2010 9:24 AM

    @kellyb9 – that’s what I’m saying! Damn National media….

  9. bluvayner says: Dec 7, 2010 9:30 AM

    The Pats didn’t run up the score. In the fourth quarter they ran the ball and threw short possession passes. They maintained possession and ran out the clock.

    It’s not their fault that the Jets threw interceptions, and didn’t tackle the ball carrier.

  10. cometkazie says: Dec 7, 2010 9:32 AM

    kellyb9 says:
    Dec 7, 2010 9:17 AM

    “But even if the Jets still hold a spot in the postseason, they’d have to navigate the tournament the hard way, going on the road to Indy or Arrowhead before earning at some point a chance to go back to Foxborough.”

    Why is everyone assuming Indy will be in it?
    = = = = =

    Talk about late season collapses . . . .

    The Colts are playing like it was the second half of the last Super Bowl.

  11. theandy59 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:32 AM

    That’s a very odd conclusion to draw, that somehow the Patriots are afraid of the Jets and would like to see them miss the playoffs because they’re scared to play them again. Really?? Did Rex Ryan write that? I’m pretty sure that New England would love to face the Jets again in Foxboro.

  12. blackngoldmachine says: Dec 7, 2010 9:34 AM

    breaking news!!!!! Pats hope other teams aren’t as good as them!!! bored Florio?

  13. luvthatdirtywatah says: Dec 7, 2010 9:35 AM

    The Jets did all their talking for 11 days – and talk they did. Now people whine when the Pats played full tilt for 60 minutes w/o uttering a single word.

    Rex says he’ll “remember this one”. Good. So will we.

  14. p4ever says: Dec 7, 2010 9:36 AM

    Why would the Pats hope not to play the Jets again, they only beat them by 6 TDs?
    The only goal the Pats were trying to achieve is to “shut up” the Jets and build a team that plays 60 minutes.

  15. bbpats says: Dec 7, 2010 9:37 AM

    Call me crazy but they’ve beat the Steelers, Ravens, Jets, Chargers, and Colts.
    I think they fear NO ONE!

  16. herokravon says: Dec 7, 2010 9:39 AM

    The weather will matter in Foxboro in January.

    If the Pats cant run it effectively the Jets, Chiefs, Ravens, Steelers even Jax can go there and walk away with a win.

    Lets remind everyone what happened to the 07 Patriots.

  17. 4sacroc says: Dec 7, 2010 9:39 AM

    Jets aren’t winning in Chicago or Pittsburgh playing like they have the past SEVERAL weeks.

  18. benjaminbreeg11 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:41 AM

    Florio, what a bunch of mindless speculation. Give me a break. They were playing to win that game – that’s it.

  19. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 7, 2010 9:42 AM

    NE could care less about the jets..Thing that makes them great is they worry about themselves.

    jets worry about what people think of them…so they brag, boast, big talk, trash talk their way thru season.

    All NE did last night way say…EFF YOU

  20. ginop7690 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:42 AM

    I said after the Jets played my Lions and i’ll say it again the Jets are soft bullies. Until Stafford went down the WHOLE Jets team except Sanchez looked scared. Their defense was pitiful that game. Jim Schwartz and Bill Belicheck are friends and you can tell because that was the Lions gameplan with better personnel . Spread the Jets out let a speed back abuse either Harris or Scott or let your TE’s and number 2 WR murder everyone else except Revis. The key against the Jets is too outskill them. If you have speed in the passing game this tough D becomes garbage. Till the Jets get a young elite pass rusher their defense will continue to be fraudulent because if you have to blitz every play you will be exposed.

  21. pukey60 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:43 AM

    Tom Brady is the greatest QB to ever suit up. C’mon Rex, admit it. (he Brady) “… a few plays.” – I would think your defense was thinking something different.

    Anybody got a fork? The J E T S are done.

  22. mvp43 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:44 AM

    Even though the Jets got their ass kicked, they still have the talent to pull things together if they get the right coaching. The problem is that Rex Ryan is not really a good coach. He talkes big and all that, but when it comes to implementing a game plan he sucks. I think if he tempered all his trash talk that would be a positive thing for his team. Look at all the other successful coaches in the league; They’re not big mouths……

  23. nyjalleffingday says: Dec 7, 2010 9:44 AM

    I didn’t expect to win. No, a loss would have been fine, I expected it. No denying the Pats are a good team. What sucked about last night was the total lack of heart. The Jets set the tone of the year as never say die, after dropping game 1 and then beating the whole division, all the OT wins, last second comebacks, ect. The Jets were out there, always playing hard even if it ended up being futile. Last night? None of that toughness was there at all. It looked like the Jets were being forced to play at gunpoint. I’d like another shot at the Pats, I know we can beat them, but a Pop Warner team would have went to town on last nights Jets.

  24. mattlion says: Dec 7, 2010 9:44 AM

    Looking forward to that playoff-opening Saturday night Jets at Jags game…. lol

  25. parasonic says: Dec 7, 2010 9:45 AM

    @ wawa33,

    The Pats actually have 2 picks in every round for the first 4 rounds. F’ing disgusting.

    Anyone else feel that this was a bigger beatdown than what the redskins got on MNF against the eagles? Or is it different bc the patriots are expected to be amazing? Both games were in division and meaningful for both teams. I guess the only difference is the redskins got owned at home.

  26. heyzeus143 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:48 AM

    drago vs creed? I like it, then who’s rocky – big ben got the beautiful broken nose – see you in Foxboro – go stillers!

  27. bowdowntoatruepimp says: Dec 7, 2010 9:51 AM

    Mike, you’re 100% wrong. After last night, why wouldn’t they want to play the jets again, in January, at home?

    Sanchez is a SoCal QB. He’s used to warm weather, floozy girls and beating lesser teams to pump up his ego. When there’s a chill in the air, his dick shrivels up and plays like he’s got a twat. Look at his Dec/Jan statistics when teams aren’t just letting them win.

    Brady on the other hand washes his balls with ice water and complains that it’s too warm.

  28. kellyb9 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:57 AM

    @kev86 – While they have Peyton Manning at QB, they’re still down in the division. That loss against the Cowboys put a fork in just about any playoff chances they had. They need to win the AFC South or hope that either the Jets or the Ravens entirely collapse. Stranger things have happened, but I don’t see them making the playoffs.

  29. thecgroup says: Dec 7, 2010 9:57 AM

    Every week PFT has a DUHHHHHHH momWent. This is todays.

    Last weeks was when it was abundantly clear
    that PFT is now a mouthpiece for the NFL and all of its glory.

    Sundays bad officiating again (in multiple games) is really strengthening support for players in this looming conflict.

    In times of economic conflict its not those that have money fail… its those that have money and don’t work for it. Its not like there isnt another group willing to dole out some cash for these guys right? If you have a skill, people will hire you. The Nflpa has the final trump card in this whole ordeal.

    Tell your bosses to keep pissing of the players…and lets play the card game.

  30. villagoo says: Dec 7, 2010 9:59 AM

    How can you rationally think Belichick is worried about any other team in the NFL at this point? Clearly the Jets came into this game overrated, and clearly the last thing the Pats are worried about is seeing them again.

  31. andyprough says: Dec 7, 2010 10:01 AM

    @Florio – why would the Pats keep passing? Because their secondary has been giving up 20+ points in most games in the 4th quarter! Even with a big lead, they know they need a lot more points to guarantee a win.

    As for Sanchez – you are who Pete Carroll thought you were. My, what a boneheaded game for the ages. And Rex Ryan? Didn’t you think you would ever have to back up all that talk? Walking into that stadium completely unprepared – what a disaster. I can only hope you do the same thing in Pittsburgh in a couple of weeks.

  32. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 7, 2010 10:01 AM

    I think question you need to ask is…’Did jets quit on ryan last night?’…Sure looked like it, starting mid second period.

  33. wvuandsteelers says: Dec 7, 2010 10:12 AM

    Quality writing here. In one paragraph, the Patriots play in Foxborough and in another paragraph, they play in Foxboro.

  34. jav1231 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:16 AM

    First, I don’t think the Pat’s are worried about playing the Jets again. I mean, seriously. Second, Belicheck’s a cheat. It wouldn’t surprise me if he knew a lot more about the Jet’s game plan than they thought. It’s his M.O. I get so tired of everyone saying what a great coach he is. He’s a cheat! That’s the elephant in the room that ESPN and every else glosses over. I hope the Steeler and Bears destroy them. It’s going to take a defense that will come at Brady with everything. When the Jets did last night they had some chances. But the Jets have a split personality. The Pats were supposed to have a bad defense and yet one of the “best” offenses was emaciated by them. It was a joke of a game by two joke teams. Give the Jets credit, at least they played fair, though I’m not sure they were playing football last night.

  35. nathanscottphillips says: Dec 7, 2010 10:22 AM

    @herokravon

    History is your friend. The 2007 Pats lost in a dome. Weather had absolutely nothing to do with it.

  36. nfl4ever says: Dec 7, 2010 10:22 AM

    herokravon says: Dec 7, 2010 9:39 AM

    The weather will matter in Foxboro in January.

    If the Pats cant run it effectively the Jets, Chiefs, Ravens, Steelers even Jax can go there and walk away with a win.

    Lets remind everyone what happened to the 07 Patriots.
    ————————————————————
    Have you not been paying attanetion for the last 10 years?

    Snow and bad weather in general does not slow the Pats or Brady down, get real here, it’s a home field advantage if anything.

  37. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Dec 7, 2010 10:22 AM

    Hey nyjelleffingday ! Your Jets showed nothing against the Patriots,to warrant any confidence to beat them. Your defense can only play man to man coverage and got exposed( cromartie& revis). Moss is gone now, this is a whole new offense, designed specifically against the Jets,who excell in vertical coverage. In the nfl it’s all about matchups. Jets longer matchup ! Watch the tape and give me a reason for your optimism .

  38. theandy59 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:24 AM

    Among the Patriots picks in next years draft, they own the Panthers 2nd rounder. With the Panthers currently in possession of the worst record in the league, the Patriots may well hold 3 of the first 33 picks of the draft.

  39. steelbydesign says: Dec 7, 2010 10:30 AM

    Maybe it was because Rex Ryan talked smack all week, and I have a feeling the Pats aren’t scared of seeing the Jets again in the playoffs.

  40. Ralphie says: Dec 7, 2010 10:31 AM

    @nyjalleffingday says:
    Dec 7, 2010 9:44 AM
    ” I’d like another shot at the Pats, I know we can beat them, but a Pop Warner team would have went to town on last nights Jets.”
    __________________________________
    Did you ever think that the Pats went out and took the Jets manhood? And that was a tactic that was just as important as the X’s and O’s, the D and Special teams?

    That comment you make “Pop Warner team” is BS. That’s just a backhanded dig at a team that completely punked the 3rd best defense in the league who all but guaranteed a win. Jets fans can’t even lose gracefully.

  41. afc22 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:34 AM

    Pats were doing what they always do…running up the score.

    Jets have to regroup for Miami

  42. tothefellowshipofthemiserable says: Dec 7, 2010 10:34 AM

    jav1231 ! I’ll give the Jets credit for scoring 3 points to the Patriots 45. Yah! whoopie ! they played fair ! yah ! whoopie ! You’re a joke !

  43. andyreidsappetite says: Dec 7, 2010 10:38 AM

    Where was “Revis Isalnd” last night? More hype and another NY fraud.

  44. tednancy says: Dec 7, 2010 10:38 AM

    jagsbaby says: Dec 7, 2010 9:23 AM

    I guess that’s with you assuming the Colts win the division – not the Jags. I wouldn’t exactly count on that happening. Jags are playing the best football in the AFC South.

    ******************

    That’s not saying much, jagsbaby. The Jags are the only team in the AFC with a winning record that has been outscored by their opponents. They are soft, one-dimensional, and play in Jacksonville, an arena league caliber city.

    If I were you I’d be anticipating the other shoe dropping. Right on your face.

  45. bbrophy1 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:41 AM

    The Patriots liked to rub it on teams in 2007 by throwing the ball while up by a lot and it caused a little vigilante justice at the expense of brady’s knee! Glad to see them going down the same path.

  46. jesusjustletmeregister says: Dec 7, 2010 10:41 AM

    Talk about overanalyzing. The Pats run the score up on everybody, why would they do anything different against the Jets?

  47. kev86 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:47 AM

    Do the Giants have to beat the Pats in the SB again?

  48. semperfi24 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:53 AM

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    jav1231 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:16 AM

    First, I don’t think the Pat’s are worried about playing the Jets again. I mean, seriously. Second, Belicheck’s a cheat. It wouldn’t surprise me if he knew a lot more about the Jet’s game plan than they thought. It’s his M.O. I get so tired of everyone saying what a great coach he is. He’s a cheat! That’s the elephant in the room that ESPN and every else glosses over. I hope the Steeler and Bears destroy them. It’s going to take a defense that will come at Brady with everything. When the Jets did last night they had some chances. But the Jets have a split personality. The Pats were supposed to have a bad defense and yet one of the “best” offenses was emaciated by them. It was a joke of a game by two joke teams. Give the Jets credit, at least they played fair, though I’m not sure they were playing football last night.
    __________________________________

    Glosses over??? Are you new to the NFL game or something. Nobody but Steelers fans beat the “Belichick is a cheater” drum more than ESPN. Tom Jackson looks like someone just kicked him in the nuts everytime he is forced to say something positive about the Pats. Which is rare. Take last night for example. He picked the Jets. Why did he pick the Jets? “Because the Jets are the better team, the Pats have a better QB, but the Jets are an all around better team”. Yeah, sure thing Tom

    Second, the Pats already dismantled the Steelers this year, so you can stop “hoping” that “the Steelers and Bears destroy them”…..

  49. herokravon says: Dec 7, 2010 11:01 AM

    Last I checked the NFL has a playoff system that teams participate in to be crowned league champion.

    I believe the championship game is scheduled for February 2011 and not last night.

    My apologies if Im wrong.

  50. all4patriots says: Dec 7, 2010 11:04 AM

    You want to keep posession of the ball and keep the clock running when you are ahead in a game, even by a huge margin. When it is 3rd-and-7, you pass. Why? Because it gives you the best chance of keeping possession.

    29 passes, 26 rushes. They were just running their normal offense, scaled down a bit to keep the ball. If they were throwing hail Marys or fly routes 30-40 yards down the field, then you can cry all you want.

    It’s just football. Stop them if it bothers you.

    Too bad they punted 3 times and settled for a FG once. 70-3 would have been a nice score.

  51. bradshawlives says: Dec 7, 2010 11:06 AM

    afc22 says:
    “Pats were doing what they always do…running up the score.”

    Yes, becasue if the Jets had won 45-3, the classy Rex would’ve been humble in victory.

  52. holdthemayo123 says: Dec 7, 2010 11:10 AM

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    parasonic says: Dec 7, 2010 9:45 AM

    @ wawa33,

    The Pats actually have 2 picks in every round for the first 4 rounds. F’ing disgusting.

    Anyone else feel that this was a bigger beatdown than what the redskins got on MNF against the eagles? Or is it different bc the patriots are expected to be amazing? Both games were in division and meaningful for both teams. I guess the only difference is the redskins got owned at home.
    ——————————————
    Not only was it a divisional game, but going into the game, NE and the Jets were shareholders of the best record in the AFC – that’s what makes it different from the Eagles’ beatdown of a mediocre team.

  53. nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2010 says: Dec 7, 2010 11:11 AM

    Being a fan of this team for some 30yrs now , that statement above about NE sending us into another late season tailspin is DEADON,I dont know if we recover from that last night ,we weren’t playing that well to begin with sneaking by in some of those games,we made a bottom 3 defense look like the 85 bears and our so called Potent top 3 D look like the ones from the mangini era.Congrats again to the pats and there fans ,you are without a doubt still the kings of the AFCE and probably the whole conference,while were still the same old jets

  54. mjdkid100 says: Dec 7, 2010 11:13 AM

    #
    afc22 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:34 AM

    Pats were doing what they always do…running up the score.

    Jets have to regroup for Miami

    Are you effing serious with this post? The Pats were running the ball and throwing short passes and the Jets couldnt stop them. I never understand the whiners are running up the score.

    Are they suppsoed to jsut give the ball back to be nice? Thats LOSER TALK. Are they supposed to get to the 1 yard line while running the ball and stop and hand it to Bart Scott?

    Please explain.

  55. mjdkid100 says: Dec 7, 2010 11:15 AM

    #
    herokravon says: Dec 7, 2010 11:01 AM

    Last I checked the NFL has a playoff system that teams participate in to be crowned league champion.

    I believe the championship game is scheduled for February 2011 and not last night.

    My apologies if Im wrong.

    Exactly, like the Jets last year in week 4 or whatever it was. The Pats know they have tough games. Dont let fan talk blind you to see the Pats are motivated and taking no one lightly.

  56. doolinguinness says: Dec 7, 2010 11:15 AM

    @JAV1231

    First, how can you expect for anybody to take you seriously when you say they were “emaciated” by them? You’re an idiot. Do you even know what emaciated means? It means thin, and it is an adjective, not a verb. Moron.

    Second, Bill Cowher, a well-respected and extremely successful coach just came out and said (regarding Spygate) that his team (Steelers) did it, all teams do it, and that he felt his losses to the Patriots were in no way affected by it. AND, if you actually take time to truly understand Spygate, you’ll know that taping is actually legal, it’s the location that matters and that is the rule that was broken. Everything else is speculation. Are you the same type of idiot who thinks the government caused 9/11 and believes everything you hear? Get the facts, sucka.

    Speaking of being sick, I’m sick of everyone who plays the Patriots using this as some kind of excuse. The Jets got worked over like a rented mule because they were shell-shocked and unprepared. People love to hate the Patriots. Good. Everyone should be envious and jealous of an organization that actually gets it right.

  57. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 7, 2010 11:20 AM

    this is the NFL people. its not the pats’ job to keep points off the board. that kind of sportsmanship needs to be saved for the children. once you reach the pinnacle of your sport and begin making huge contract money, its time to rely on pride and skill to win games and keep points off the board, not the opposing coaches’ penchant for mercy. grown ass men complaining that the other guy is running up the score is just disgusting to me. you’re damn right he is! if you dont like it, stop it. if you cant stop it, quit and refuse to take the field and be embarrassed any further.
    do you hear microsoft and apple bickering and whining that one is trying to drive up his profit margin to embarrass the other? SHUT UP AND PLAY!!!

  58. RexCanCoach says: Dec 7, 2010 11:22 AM

    Jets fan here. Congrats to the Pats it was a complete beat down of the Jets. Must have felt good, I know it sucks for me today and Sunday cant get here quick enough.

    Not only did Rex suck, but Sanchez spit the bit. He completely choked. Couldn’t put one pass on the mark. Edwards dropped a big 3rd down pass – oh what a surprise.

    Hate to say it but last night it was the same old Jets all over again.

  59. blackglass3 says: Dec 7, 2010 11:24 AM

    So Rex saying he’s coming to Gillette to “Kick Belichick’s ass” is A-OK, but Belichick not talking and slapping the Jets around is bad?

    Typical PFT double standard. Get over yourselves, people. No one has hoisted a Lombardi yet, but the Jets chances of doing so just got a WHOLE lot worse last night.

  60. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 7, 2010 11:25 AM

    @semperfi
    do you go on EVERY board and whine about the steelers? thanks!!!

  61. 8man says: Dec 7, 2010 11:40 AM

    My take: they are hoping for a late season surge from themselves.

    What they did last night was all in the name of building confidence and establishing some distance between themselves and their opponent.

    And by-the-way, ever play Peyton Manning? No lead is safe against that cat, so I don’t blame them for finishing and finishing decisively.

  62. Satan's Valet says: Dec 7, 2010 11:46 AM

    jav1231, you’re really gonna have to let it go. I think the 49er’s have conclusively proven that it takes more than stolen signals to win.

  63. thehouseofho says: Dec 7, 2010 11:46 AM

    #
    herokravon says: Dec 7, 2010 11:01 AM

    Last I checked the NFL has a playoff system that teams participate in to be crowned league champion.

    I believe the championship game is scheduled for February 2011 and not last night.

    My apologies if Im wrong.
    ====================
    You are absolutely correct. The Super Bowl champions are not crowned until February.

    However, the importance of last night had nothing to do with crowning the Patriots as champs, but everything to do with dethroning the training camp Super Bowl champion Jets. It was the Jets who were claiming they had already won the Super Bowl during training camp, during pre-season and during the regular season.

  64. stanklepoot says: Dec 7, 2010 11:47 AM

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    wawa33 says: Dec 7, 2010 9:19 AM

    Doens’t Belichek have 2 first and 2nd round picks next year too?
    _________________________
    Pretty sure it’s two 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round picks actually.

  65. richm2256 says: Dec 7, 2010 12:09 PM

    wvuandsteelers says:
    Quality writing here. In one paragraph, the Patriots play in Foxborough and in another paragraph, they play in Foxboro
    ————————————————
    I grew up two towns over, and actually either spelling is correct. Foxborough is the Olde English spelling and is often used as well. You might remember that Mass. was, you know, originally a British colony? People who live there, however, write “Foxboro” on their mail.

    No matter how you spell it though, the Jets got their a$$es handed to them there last night, and I don’t think they really cared how the name was spelled.

  66. richm2256 says: Dec 7, 2010 12:18 PM

    afc22 says:
    Pats were doing what they always do…running up the score.
    ————————————————

    Nah, they just expected that the self-described “greatest secondary in the league” might actually TRY to stop them.

    They were wrong, silly boys.

    @jav1231 says:
    I hope the Steeler and Bears destroy them.

    Maybe you weren’t paying attention a few weeks ago, when New England punched the Steelers right in the face ….. IN Pittsburgh?????

    The Bears? The freaking BEARS? Be serious, they’re nothing but an NFC version of the Jets.

  67. richm2256 says: Dec 7, 2010 12:29 PM

    Kudos to nyjetsholdupsbtrophyin2010 and RexCanCoach, two very classy posts from Jets fans.

    Special thanks to steelerdynasty2010 for a great post from a Steelers fan.

    Make no mistake about it, Jets fans; your team beat the Pats once this year, and they do have some decent players on that squad. A little humbling might just help make that team as tough as they already thought they were.

  68. brintfatre says: Dec 7, 2010 12:32 PM

    You media types love to bitch about “running up the score” when it’s the Patriots beating the Jets.
    But at the same time you love to hype Favre and Manning based on stats that were created by running up scores on teams like the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans… hypocrites!

  69. kisstherings says: Dec 7, 2010 12:34 PM

    Florio – Let me break this down for you as simply as I can.

    Belichick was not trying to rub the Jets noses in it at the end of the game. They were already humiliated. What he was doing was what any team in the NFL would be doing at that point – keep the ball and run the clock out: When you have a QB like Brady who is schredding the defense….the short passing game was as good as a run. You can’t run against the Jets when they know you are going to run. They would have gone 3 and out…yeah, maybe taken 2 min off the clock….but punted. What Belichick was going to do was what they had done on the previous drives before…..keep the ball moving down the field on a long drive and kill the clock that way.

    He told his team to “just play 60 minutes and he didn’t care what the ### the score was” and he was just doing his part.

    People wonder why the Pats defense is so bad “statistically” – its because while having the highest scoring offense in the league…they have gone out and established big leads – only to they be running the clock out in 3 and outs the entire 4th quarter and giving up garbage yards to teams like the Bengals, Colts, Steelers, Vikings etc. This defense has shown up every time it needed to and what Belichick did last night was not put them in a position to have to defend those garbarge yards. Its what they did all in 2007 when they were beating teams like Washington 53-7 or whatever that was. Expect to see the same thing the rest of the way in. The Pats will keep the foot on the peddle the rest of the season to keep momentum going into the playoffs. They aren’t doing it to rub anyones nose in it – they are dong it to get this team ready to play 60 minutes of football in the playoffs…against playoff calibur teams.

  70. nfl4ever says: Dec 7, 2010 12:36 PM

    bbrophy1 says: Dec 7, 2010 10:41 AM

    The Patriots liked to rub it on teams in 2007 by throwing the ball while up by a lot and it caused a little vigilante justice at the expense of brady’s knee! Glad to see them going down the same path.
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    uh, Bernard Pollard of the Chiefs took out Brady’s knee in 2008 due to a missed block. Plus the Chiefs did not play the Patriots in 2007 so there was no revenge factor.

    Got anymore nuggets of wisdom and logic there sport?

  71. kisstherings says: Dec 7, 2010 1:15 PM

    @herokravon says:Dec 7, 2010 9:39 AM The weather will matter in Foxboro in January.
    If the Pats cant run it effectively the Jets, Chiefs, Ravens, Steelers even Jax can go there and walk away with a win.
    Lets remind everyone what happened to the 07 Patriots.
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    lol are you a complete retard??

    Weather will matter in Foxboro in January?? – “Lets remind everyone what happend to the 07 Patriots??

    LOL dude…..2 things:

    1. Weather mattered in Foxboro LAST NIGHT….Peter King was in the tunnel after the game and he said Sanchez looked like he had spent 2 months on an Alaskan Crab boat. It was 18 degrees and windy…..and the Pats SCHREDDED the Jets…..but that will be different in January?? LOL

    2. “lets remind everyone what happened to the 07 Patriots”??

    LOL they won 18 games. 2…..at home….in the playoffs…in January!!

    You idiot

  72. herokravon says: Dec 7, 2010 1:52 PM

    @ kisstherings

    Lets see that passing game and 31st rank defense hold up in a January.

    Was the Browns game really that long ago?

  73. jagsbaby says: Dec 7, 2010 2:08 PM

    tednancy says:

    That’s not saying much, jagsbaby. The Jags are the only team in the AFC with a winning record that has been outscored by their opponents. They are soft, one-dimensional, and play in Jacksonville, an arena league caliber city.

    If I were you I’d be anticipating the other shoe dropping. Right on your face.

    ****************
    You’re a moron. My point was that they shouldn’t ASSUME the Colts are going to win the division. I don’t give a crap what you think about the Jaguars, or the rest of the AFC South – the Jags are playing the best football in their division and have one of the hottest running backs in the league, running behind an OL that is playing well right now – excuse me for having hope for my team.

  74. frankvzappa says: Dec 7, 2010 2:46 PM

    “But if they were telling the truth, they’d say that they hope it’s not the Jets.”

    probably the most ignorant line i have ever read on this site…the jets were exposed as massive frauds last night, and no matter how “fired-up” the jets are, Mark Sanchez will still suck and the Patriots will still be the best team in the league…to even suggest the pats are even a little bit afraid of the jets is an abomination…the jets had the softest schedule in the league, and the pats the toughest…before last night the pats were a far better 9-2, and now their isnt even an argument…

  75. grpatriot says: Dec 7, 2010 8:10 PM

    Man the amount of ignorence on the board is incredible…I mean or I thought most of you were “football fans ???”
    Why by any standard, would the Patriots worry about the Jets?
    Hell even Brady was making excuses for thier ineptitude…He refused to go there. He didn’t disrespect the Jets. He just said simply “it was our night.” Said he respected Ryan and the Jets defense…I mean you guys just don’t get it?
    It isn’t fear. It’s common decency, not to kick a guy/team when they’re down! It’s not Brady’s style, Belichicks or acceptable behavior. The Krafts gameplan…win. Team effort on to Chicago! One game at a time mentality, no discussion needed. Maybe, Rex might learn something from this one sided beating???

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