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Patriots prove tougher than Jets

Aaron Hernandez, Davis Harris AP

The big AFC East showdown in New England on Sunday was just the kind of hard-fought game everyone expected. But in the end the Patriots just had too much for the Jets.

The Patriots had too much offense, reaching the 30-point mark for the 13th consecutive game in their 30-21 victory. Wes Welker once again had a strong game, catching five passes for 124 yards and staying on pace to break the NFL records in both categories. New England also got two touchdowns from Benjarvus Green-Ellis and another 300-yard game from Tom Brady.

The Patriots’ defense also limited Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez to 166 yards and sacked him on the game’s final play, although the fact that Sanchez completed 16 of 26 passes and didn’t have any turnovers meant that it was a step forward for Sanchez, who was nothing short of dreadful in the Jets’ loss to the Ravens last week.

All in all, the Patriots, who improved to 4-1, just looked like a better team than the Jets, who fell to 2-3. And the big question now is whether the Jets will be able to turn things around in an AFC East where they’re two games behind not only the Patriots but also the Bills. New England definitely looks like a contender. New York looks like a team that’s going to hover around .500 all season.

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  1. Ralphie says: Oct 9, 2011 7:28 PM

    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:16 AM
    Don’t worry my fellow Jets faithful…the New England secondary and pathetic pass rush will make our receiver corp look like the 98′ Vikings….300 yds passin’…148 yds rushing…Jets 21 Pats 3….PRINT IT… SUCKAS!
    Pats Suck!
    Brady is a Puss!
    ______________________________
    You have the IQ level of a hamster.

  2. frankrizzo51 says: Oct 9, 2011 7:29 PM

    And we’ll wait until Tuesday for Rex to stick his face in front of the camera.

  3. Patriot42 says: Oct 9, 2011 7:30 PM

    Lets see here… Yankees lose. Giants Lose. JETS LOSE. What a bunch of losers.

  4. pacash80 says: Oct 9, 2011 7:32 PM

    I’m not a Jets fan at all, but I wouldn’t sleep on them. They’re known to turn it up late in the season.

  5. fatfreddystubbs says: Oct 9, 2011 7:33 PM

    Didn’t have a rooting interest in game, but old-school Pats unis are awesome.

  6. thepowerofgreen says: Oct 9, 2011 7:34 PM

    The Jets had two opponents…the Refs and The Pats

  7. unbreakable02215 says: Oct 9, 2011 7:34 PM

    From Pats fan: But the Jets are plenty tough.
    Mentally tough team. Jets will be fine. They gotta
    tighten up their run D a little. Tough ball club.
    Tough win. Pats gutted it out. Loooooong way to
    go. Plax. Bad game dude.

  8. caseyanthonymunoz says: Oct 9, 2011 7:34 PM

    The Jets SHOULD be 1-4. They’re just a bad organization at this point.

  9. tatum064 says: Oct 9, 2011 7:35 PM

    Antonio Cromartie ran his mouth as usual, got a pick, but T.Brady and company were too much. Yeah, New England is on cruise control….One pass rush they dont want to face in the playoffs is the Texans, though – they look unstoppable. My Raiders were lucky to pull one out at Reliant Stadium…and that was after Mario Williams got knocked out with a pectoral issue. That is a good team….

  10. gosuhgo says: Oct 9, 2011 7:35 PM

    The Jets really need to get in on Suck for Luck. Really, a qb would do them wonders. Trade all of their picks (and sanchez) next year to the colts for the #1 pick.

  11. nyjalleffingday says: Oct 9, 2011 7:36 PM

    Wow, it’s pretty embarassing watching the Jets kill themselves with dumb mistakes and awful play at the worst times. HOW can that defense not make a single stop in 5 minutes? Good game Pats fans, see ya in November…

  12. packfaninvikeland says: Oct 9, 2011 7:36 PM

    Who won the last playoff meeting, just curious.. thumbs down if ur delusional:)

  13. heysharpshooter says: Oct 9, 2011 7:37 PM

    This has to be my favorite season ever.

    2 teams who ran their mouth and built up all that karma are now reaping what they sow. It is beautiful.

    This is a haters paradise.

  14. nflfuturist says: Oct 9, 2011 7:37 PM

    I thought the Pats were playing with fire by letting the Jets hang around as long as they did. The Hood knew exactly what he was doing though and beat the Jets at their own game in the second half.

  15. nannymcsack says: Oct 9, 2011 7:43 PM

    new york jets suck, and blow. literally. intake air and jet fuel, blow out air. the only difference is an jet engine goes somewhere

  16. pastabelly says: Oct 9, 2011 7:44 PM

    The Patriots played like crap against a better than average team. Giving up 21 points to Mark Sanchez is inexcusable. He is horrible.

  17. cmack21 says: Oct 9, 2011 7:46 PM

    is anyone else disturbed by Phill Simms “man crush” on Brady? I mean he really REALLY likes that guy.

  18. maxvv says: Oct 9, 2011 7:47 PM

    Patriot42: “Lets see here… Yankees lose. Giants Lose. JETS LOSE. What a bunch of losers.”

    You’ll have to excuse me because I’m not a baseball fan, but how are the Red Sox doing?

  19. pfii63 says: Oct 9, 2011 7:51 PM

    Sing it with me…

    Y! E! T! S!

    YETS!
    YETS!
    YETS!

  20. canetic says: Oct 9, 2011 7:51 PM

    This is impossible. 2-3 teams don’t make the Super Bowl and Rex Ryan has promised a Super Bowl. Or maybe he is just full of cr*p…

  21. pastabelly says: Oct 9, 2011 7:52 PM

    thepowerofgreen says:Oct 9, 2011 7:34 PM

    The Jets had two opponents…the Refs and The Pats
    ===============================

    Make it three. You forgot about Mark Sanchez. A good quarterback could have made that game a bit more interesting.

  22. mackie66 says: Oct 9, 2011 7:53 PM

    And New England wins with the 32 rank defense in the NFL, go figure.

  23. grogansheroes says: Oct 9, 2011 7:55 PM

    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 9, 2011 7:34 PM
    The Jets had two opponents…the Refs and The Pats
    ————————————
    How about Revis holding the shirt, ON EVERY SINGLE PLAY! How about the hold in the end zone on Welker?

  24. mistrezzrachael says: Oct 9, 2011 7:57 PM

    Ummmm, Green Ellis just picked up another ten yards…and ANOTHER first down.

    Last in the game…NE smashed jets defense in the mouth….right in their face, when jets knew what they were going to do.

    Rexys gimmics & mouth, have worn old.

    Really nice to see…but won’t shut their parasite fans up.

    Happy 43rd anniversary jet fans.

  25. caseyanthonymunoz says: Oct 9, 2011 8:00 PM

    STOP BLAMING THE JETS!!! It’s called the Super Bowl hangover. When you win back to back Super Bowls like Rex “Mr Prediction” Ryan and his team did the past two seasons, it sometimes happens.

  26. nannymcsack says: Oct 9, 2011 8:02 PM

    can i get a rick flair whoooooooo

  27. Rhode Island Patriots Fan says: Oct 9, 2011 8:03 PM

    The good news about tonight’s win—aside from the fact that it was against the J-E-T-S—is that New England ran the ball more instead of relying largely on a relentless passing attack. The bad news for the Jets is that the only reason their offense “played better” than last week is because the Patriots’ defense is not as strong as the Ravens’ defense. My guess is that the Jets’ offensive woes are not only owing to the “Sanchize,” but to their offensive play-calling as well.

  28. legeisyaj says: Oct 9, 2011 8:03 PM

    Jets were all bluster this week. It may be a different thing deeper in the reg season and/or in the postseason. Pats don’t have an easy run in the next few weeks.

  29. wiscnsnpatfan says: Oct 9, 2011 8:09 PM

    A great win for the Pats…shows that they are NOT one dimensional, they can grind it out on the ground too, just like last week. Another thing, haven’t seen Brady under center that much in a long time, give credit to Belichick and O’brien. Can’t believe jets fans are all ready making excuses…pathetic. The Pats beat them at their own game today, the Pats are the MUCH better team, and you simply got your asses whipped (except for nyjallfnday, thanks, and we’ll see you in four weeks at your house). GO PATS!!!

  30. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 9, 2011 8:09 PM

    You know what?

    I loved this game. The Jets played good. My Pats played good. I am happy the Patriots looked tough. I liked that we didn’t have to blow out anyone to win a game.

    Good game.

  31. vikingsinla says: Oct 9, 2011 8:11 PM

    Aside from the few Jets fans, I think I speak for most of America when I say “Man, its awesome when the Jets lose”. Completely unlikeable coach, not even a single likeable player. The only thing better than when the Jets lose is when the Philly Dream Team loses.

  32. nyjalleffingday says: Oct 9, 2011 8:11 PM

    @pastabelly

    Sanchez wasn’t bad today, just not enough too late.

  33. trozelligoj says: Oct 9, 2011 8:12 PM

    I can’t believe that the bills or raiders will make the playoffs either, but it looks like the Jets are done.

  34. ny82jy says: Oct 9, 2011 8:12 PM

    The jets just cant put it together this yr so far. Every week its a different problem. This week the offense was a little better but still sucked with i think it was 7 3 and outs against the worst ranked d in the league. I wish shotty would be fired more than anything! They are so conservative on the playcalling i cant take it anymore and its killing them and once again at the end of the game when they needed a stop the worst they couldnt get it. Pats deserved the win today they played better and had a good run attack. They better show up next week vs miami cause the dolphins always play them tough. Even without henne the way the jets are going it could be a upset.

  35. bigperm33 says: Oct 9, 2011 8:12 PM

    terrible game-plan by the Jets. Against the awful pats passing defense, the Jets wasted 3 quarters trying to run the ball. It wasn’t until their backs were against the wall, that they started to pass – and what happened – they easily moved down the field for a TD, almost the entire drive through the air. They have Holmes, Burress, Keller, LT, the rookie WR who played well today, Mason – it is time to trust Sanchez. he might not always be great, and sometimes, he may be bad, but against the Patriots, they needed to pass the ball much more.

  36. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 9, 2011 8:12 PM

    pastabelly says:
    Oct 9, 2011 7:44 PM
    The Patriots played like crap against a better than average team. Giving up 21 points to Mark Sanchez is inexcusable. He is horrible.
    *************************

    Laugh out loud. The Jets average 24 points per game this season.

  37. wardmanone says: Oct 9, 2011 8:13 PM

    Ok can we call the Jets what they really “In Trouble”

  38. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 9, 2011 8:14 PM

    pacash80 says:
    Oct 9, 2011 7:32 PM
    I’m not a Jets fan at all, but I wouldn’t sleep on them. They’re known to turn it up late in the season.
    **********************

    No they aren’t. For the last two years they have backed into the playoffs.

  39. achap39 says: Oct 9, 2011 8:14 PM

    Please. Everyone knows Tebow > Brady and Sanchez…maybe even combined. :eye roll:

  40. freewayjim says: Oct 9, 2011 8:15 PM

    Great win for the Pats, loved the fact they could pretty much eat up the 4th quarter by slugging it out, that ability will be needed again down the road.

    I would definitely not sleep on the Jets, there is still a long way to go. Rex Ryan may look and act like a blowhard but do not be deceived by that, I have immense respect for the man’s coaching abilities.

  41. patriotinvasion says: Oct 9, 2011 8:15 PM

    Lol….the Jets must be suffering a Super Bowl hangover. Wait, what? They didn’t go to the Super Bowl last year? Hilarious….keep talking Jets girls, we’ll just take your “ground and pound” and run it down your loser throats. Your tonsils must be hurtin’ after Law Firm dropped the 136 burger on you….#allday

  42. xsorethumbx says: Oct 9, 2011 8:15 PM

    remember when Plaxico said the Jets offense can easily put up 30 a game?
    that was awesome

  43. unbreakable02215 says: Oct 9, 2011 8:15 PM

    Another observation from the game. Think it got mentioned up above. Diggin those Pats throw-
    back Unis !

    Love that running game they have too. This is
    how they won Superbowls.

  44. insider7 says: Oct 9, 2011 8:16 PM

    Instead of cursing Brady, Cromartie can now go back to forgetting the names of his nine offspring…and he can forget about winning the AFC East too!

    And Sexy Rexy can can have all the funny press conferences he wants. I’m sure he’ll be hillarious this week.

    Keep talking, buttheads…..keep talking.

  45. njjet says: Oct 9, 2011 8:16 PM

    You know what. As a Jets fan i wouldn’t mind an average year. It would do wonders to clean out this bandwagon of a fanbase. I have rooted for this team going on 20 years now and you know what Ill never stop. However that does not prevent me from giving credit where its due. And this year it seems the Bills and Patriots have the division. The sooner the rest of you realize that the Jets were not screwed over by the refs and were just outplayed by the better team, the better you’ll be.

  46. semperfi24 says: Oct 9, 2011 8:17 PM

    All week I thought Rex was saying they were going to go back to “ground and pound”. Apparently what he was really saying was “ground and punt”.

  47. 1nyj says: Oct 9, 2011 8:18 PM

    Good game, Pats fans. The Patriots are clearly the better team right now.

    Plaxico if you’re going to cry to the head coach, you need to catch the f*cking football.

    The Jets have a lot of work to do.

  48. oscojoe says: Oct 9, 2011 8:18 PM

    “powerofgreen”

    Time to change your log in name.

    Lets all assist this sorry ass Yets Fan in his time of agony.

    My suggestion is: “powerofexcuses”

    I admit I am not creative but I know many of you are, so what is your suggestion?

    Please post it to help this man find his way.

  49. habsman says: Oct 9, 2011 8:20 PM

    Oh my!

    The Pats won again and of course they cheated, right Jets fans? But how did they cheat? Why can’t anyone figure it out?

    But to make things worse, the refs helped them. After all the Jets only lose because of the refs, right Jets fans?

    You Jet fans must be really peeved. You lost to a wussy QB and the worst defense in the NFL. But the Refs helping the Pats must realllllly hurt.

    Third place and heading south. Looks good on ya! Bye bye!!

  50. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 9, 2011 8:25 PM

    @bigperm33,

    Pahlease. The Jets passing game wasn’t any better than their running game. I agree that Sanchez has improved from the previous game.

  51. 8man says: Oct 9, 2011 8:26 PM

    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 9, 2011 7:34 PM
    The Jets had two opponents…the Refs and The Pats
    ——————————————–
    You are a douche!

    And let me remind of your previous posts:

    thepowerofgreen says: Oct 7, 2011 8:07 PM
    Jets 21 Pats 3….print it suckas!

    thepowerofgreen says: Oct 7, 2011 8:00 PM
    Why doesn’t that old man shut the hell up…Welker is going to get his ass handed to him by Revis…2 catches for 17 yards….print it!

    You are done, sucka!

  52. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 9, 2011 8:28 PM

    @grogansheroes,

    Agreed. Revis gets too much respect from the refs. I have seen him get away with holds multiple times.

    I loved the illegal contact call.

  53. j0esixpack says: Oct 9, 2011 8:29 PM

    Rex Ryan is feeling the Agony of De-Feet

  54. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Oct 9, 2011 8:31 PM

    America needs to know how many losses before Rex shuts up and gets to work. It’s one thing to lose but another thing to get out toughed!

  55. thespeaker08 says: Oct 9, 2011 8:32 PM

    @packfaninvikeland

    You’re only as good as your last game.

  56. RexCanCoach says: Oct 9, 2011 8:33 PM

    The fumble by Branch on 2 yd. line that was reversed was by FAR the worst call I have seen today. Can’t give Brady another chance, he cashes it in.

    That call was a complete game-changer.

    Since when is a receiver down by contact when he catches the football, tries to get up and run, and then fumbles the ball away????

  57. pfii63 says: Oct 9, 2011 8:36 PM

    Ralphie says:
    Oct 9, 2011 7:28 PM
    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:16 AM

    Pats Suck!
    Brady is a Puss!
    ______________________________
    You have the IQ level of a hamster.

    ————————————————

    Initially Ralphie, I gave your comment a big thumbs-up.

    Now, I realize your comment is an insult to hamsters everywhere.

    Keep up the good work!

  58. insider7 says: Oct 9, 2011 8:37 PM

    Hey RexCan, if your knee is down and you are touched by an opposing player, the play is over on the initial contact by that opposing player.

    Read the rule.

  59. thepowerofgreen says: Oct 9, 2011 8:39 PM

    RexCanCoach says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:33 PM
    The fumble by Branch on 2 yd. line that was reversed was by FAR the worst call I have seen today. Can’t give Brady another chance, he cashes it in.

    That call was a complete game-changer.

    Since when is a receiver down by contact when he catches the football, tries to get up and run, and then fumbles the ball away????

    _______________

    Couldn’t have said it better myself…

  60. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 9, 2011 8:48 PM

    ThePowerofGreen and RexCanCoach,

    Much like the Jets defense, you two don’t know the rules of football.

  61. vikingsinla says: Oct 9, 2011 8:51 PM

    Can’t agree with tiffpats4eva enough. Revis is actually a pretty poor D-back, who mysteriously tricked the refs into not calling all the hand-checks and pass interference he routinely employs to prevent WRs from getting open. Anyone who watches tape realizes that Revis is a clown who relies 100% on his rep. He’s not only slow, but has terrible technique. LOVE that his false rep got destroyed against that Pats, there’s nothing better for true football fans that to watch pretenders like the Jets and their terrible D get lit up. Especially when they pretend like they are a good defensive team. They SUCK on D, just like their shiatty fans.

  62. nesuperfan says: Oct 9, 2011 8:51 PM

    RexCanCoach says:Oct 9, 2011 8:33 PM

    The fumble by Branch on 2 yd. line that was reversed was by FAR the worst call I have seen today. Can’t give Brady another chance, he cashes it in.

    That call was a complete game-changer.

    Since when is a receiver down by contact when he catches the football, tries to get up and run, and then fumbles the ball away????
    __________________________________

    You, powerof green, and the guys in the booth are n-u-t-s.

    As soon as the knee was down and the receiver was touched, the play was over RIGHT THEN. It does not matter what he does after, or tries to do.

    The “fumble” happened AFTER he was down by contact and the play was over. The refs got that right.

  63. patriotinvasion says: Oct 9, 2011 8:52 PM

    @insider7 and @thepowerofgreen….Branch not only had 1 knee down with the ball…he had TWO knees down when touched with possession! Your team lost because your offense sucks and your defense couldn’t stop Brady and Green-Ellis from dropping 30 on you. If Hernandez makes the catch in his hands before the half, would have been 37! #keepcryin’

  64. nesuperfan says: Oct 9, 2011 8:55 PM

    But we would not want to rob you of some excuse for you guys to use to claim you were s-c-r-e-w-ed.

  65. kate773 says: Oct 9, 2011 8:55 PM

    RexCanCoach says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:33 PM

    Since when is a receiver down by contact when he catches the football, tries to get up and run, and then fumbles the ball away????

    ____________________________

    Ever since they made the rule that when the player is touched while his knee is down and still has possession of the ball. He fumbled it a split second later. If he hadn’t been touched, it would have been a fumble.

  66. 1nyj says: Oct 9, 2011 8:56 PM

    To all of the Jets fans blaming the officials and making excuses, you need to STFU. It’s embarassing to all of the rest of us. The Patriots beat the Jets. Just like the Ravens and the Raiders beat the Jets. The Jets have a number of issues to address and right now, they’re just not a very good football team. Period.

    @ tiffpats

    11-5 is not “backing in” to the postseason. Just so you know.

  67. thepowerofgreen says: Oct 9, 2011 8:57 PM

    the rule clearly states that when he’s switching hands he’s in what is called a transitional possession … he is now not set with complete possession so if the ball gets knocked down … its a fumble. While Pace touches him he’s clearly in the middle of this process when the ball is knocked down. It was highway robbery … the Jets will get an apology for the league via email with a cheap signature from the commish

  68. habsman says: Oct 9, 2011 8:58 PM

    @oscoejoe,

    How bout: the power of a hampster?

  69. thepowerofgreen says: Oct 9, 2011 9:00 PM

    tiffpats4eva says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:48 PM
    ThePowerofGreen and RexCanCoach,

    Much like the Jets defense, you two don’t know the rules of football.

    ——————–

    Your University of Phoenix or Cappella education is readily apparent…

  70. thepowerofgreen says: Oct 9, 2011 9:03 PM

    I love all the so called bandwagon Pats fans…who probably never played a lick of ball in their lives…but are experts on the 2012 NFL rulebook…look it up dummies…it is already PRINTED…

  71. dirtdawg55 says: Oct 9, 2011 9:03 PM

    You Jets fans are clueless. You don’t understand “down by contact”. Branch’s knee was clearly down, clearly touched, play is clearly over.

    And no, I am not a Pats fan. But yes, I like it when the Jets lose.

  72. promickey says: Oct 9, 2011 9:08 PM

    The Ryan hype is over. No more reality show, 2 and 3 and an offense that can not move the ball when they have to. Moreover they can not stop other teams when the game is on the line. Rex may be more pissed off at losing the reality show than the game!

  73. bsandcs says: Oct 9, 2011 9:08 PM

    jets go 3 and out on 8 of 11 drives against the supposed worst defense in the NFL. as Holmes says: “numbers speak for themselves about how well they’re NOT playing”

  74. jrs1972 says: Oct 9, 2011 9:12 PM

    RexCanCoach says: Oct 9, 2011 8:33 PM
    Since when is a receiver down by contact when he catches the football, tries to get up and run, and then fumbles the ball away????

    ————
    He is down the instant he is touched with a knee on the ground, it doesnt matter if he fumbled or even started masturbating, the orgasm or fumble would not have counted, the play was already over.

  75. mikeyveli says: Oct 9, 2011 9:14 PM

    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:16 AM
    Don’t worry my fellow Jets faithful…the New England secondary and pathetic pass rush will make our receiver corp look like the 98′ Vikings….300 yds passin’…148 yds rushing…Jets 21 Pats 3….PRINT IT… SUCKAS!
    Pats Suck!
    Brady is a Puss!

    —————

    Actually if you added a 0 behind the Pats 3 you’re prediction would be dead on.

  76. mikeyveli says: Oct 9, 2011 9:15 PM

    I guess to Jet fans that reversing a call to make it a CORRECT call constitutes as cheating in their minds.

  77. patriotinvasion says: Oct 9, 2011 9:16 PM

    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:57 PM
    the rule clearly states that when he’s switching hands he’s in what is called a transitional possession … he is now not set with complete possession so if the ball gets knocked down … its a fumble. While Pace touches him he’s clearly in the middle of this process when the ball is knocked down. It was highway robbery … the Jets will get an apology for the league via email with a cheap signature from the commish

     ______
    wasn’t a fumble and not why you guys lost. Try not letting Welker catch a 73 yarder before that. Nice job by Revis to catch him though….that stiff Eric Smith was ready to concede the TD after blowing the coverage. Respect for Revis….one of the few Jets that lets his play do the talking. See you in November…

  78. patriotinvasion says: Oct 9, 2011 9:19 PM

    PS – Even the Winnipeg Jets lost today….HA!

  79. TheWizard says: Oct 9, 2011 9:22 PM

    I thought the Pats were playing with fire by letting the Jets hang around

    There have been moments is each of their games where it seems they’re just about to crank it up to a blowout, but the haven’t clicked well enough on offense yet.

    If they can work those bugs out, look out.

  80. MichaelEdits says: Oct 9, 2011 9:40 PM

    But don’t forget, the Jets had the best practice in NFL history.

  81. cometkazie says: Oct 9, 2011 9:42 PM

    I noticed a couple of things today. The ESPN NFL scores site background was Jets green.

    Seemed to me Plaxico would go down when he realized he was about to get hit.

  82. ny82jy says: Oct 9, 2011 9:48 PM

    Look im tired of seeing the back and fourth on if it was a fumble or not. Im a huge jets fan and i wont make excuses. Reality the jets had a chance to stop the pats with 5 min left and get the ball back and their d couldnt. I didnt agree with the call but its not the reason they lost. They let the pats run it all over them and did a average job on brady this time. They had a million 3 n outs and their offense was the problem again along with the wonderful playcalling from shotty. Let the pats and their fans have this one. We deserved to lose and jets fans just need to be worried about us getting it together before its to late. We have the talent and potential they just have to put together 4 solid quarters on both sides of the ball and they have yet to do that this year. The special teams had been the only consistant positive this season. Im excited about mcknight i wish they would give him the dam ball and let him run it.

  83. kate773 says: Oct 9, 2011 9:53 PM

    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:57 PM
    the rule clearly states that when he’s switching hands he’s in what is called a transitional possession … he is now not set with complete possession so if the ball gets knocked down … its a fumble. While Pace touches him he’s clearly in the middle of this process when the ball is knocked down. It was highway robbery … the Jets will get an apology for the league via email with a cheap signature from the commish
    ———————————

    Ok. Hold your breath waiting for that letter.

    If he was “clearly in the middle of this process” why was the ball still in his original hand when he was touched?

  84. khuxford says: Oct 9, 2011 10:00 PM

    Schotty is a terrible OC for not taking advantage of the terrible pass defense of the Pats.

  85. frobaggins says: Oct 9, 2011 10:07 PM

    anyone who is questioning reversal of that “fumble” and considers themselves a fan of the game, needs to have their head examined. it was undoubtably the right call.

  86. juls220 says: Oct 9, 2011 10:13 PM

    Goooo pats!!!!!!!

  87. bostonsports11 says: Oct 9, 2011 10:18 PM

    Hey thepowerofgreen…you are 150% wrong in the rules. If your interpretation of the rule was correct, the refs would have said the play was good and not overturned it. They know that when a receiver has control of the ball and has a knee down and is touched, the play is dead. This is a clear cut rule. Keep being a moron jets fan. You make looking like an idiot a science…idiot

    replay is to get the play right…if its wrong they see its wrong…again you’re an idiot

  88. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 9, 2011 10:27 PM

    @ny82jy,

    Why didn’t you agree with the call? Branch was down on both knees when the DB made contact.

    Why disagree with that?

  89. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 9, 2011 10:36 PM

    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 9, 2011 9:03 PM
    I love all the so called bandwagon Pats fans…who probably never played a lick of ball in their lives…but are experts on the 2012 NFL rulebook…look it up dummies…it is already PRINTED…
    **********************

    Has the 2012 NFL rule book come out yet?

  90. pfii63 says: Oct 9, 2011 10:48 PM

    Trust me… the Yets fans KNOW that the refs made the call, because they most certainly would have seen it that way if it was their receiver. This isn’t about the call… it’s about having an excuse to whine and stay in denial about losing to the Patriots.

    Good thing the Yets won the last two Super Bowls. That will undoubtedly ease the pain of the 2011 season. Back to reality, Jets fans.

  91. jerruhjones21 says: Oct 9, 2011 11:13 PM

    thepowerofgreen says:Oct 9, 2011 7:34 PM

    The Jets had two opponents…the Refs and The Pats

    —————————————-

    PMSL…That’s it? That’s all you have is the “the refs screwed us”?

    You are slowing down Hamster…

  92. bostonhasrealhockey says: Oct 9, 2011 11:19 PM

    Cantchize

  93. Patskrieg dot com says: Oct 9, 2011 11:31 PM

    I’d like to thank Antonio Cromartie. Not for his bulletin board material, or his crappy coverage on Branch in the endzone.

    But thank you once again Cro for the comic relief provided by anemic tackling. All that tough talk week to week really intimidates teams when you tackle running backs like the Snuggle fabric softner bear embracing a fresh load of laundry.

  94. premiumpit says: Oct 9, 2011 11:46 PM

    @patriots42…Dont be mad that New York owns you and those stinking sox lolololol

  95. bigjim50010 says: Oct 9, 2011 11:49 PM

    The 6th grade Co Ed football team at St. Euphemia of the Five Bleeding Wounds Academy is tougher than the Jets.

  96. ny82jy says: Oct 9, 2011 11:51 PM

    @tiffpats4eva

    Because im a jets fan lol. I didnt make any excuses for the loss at all so dont try and call me out on something. I watched the game i know what happened.

  97. bigjim50010 says: Oct 9, 2011 11:55 PM

    Even Emily Carlson, Quarterback for the St. EFBWA, knows if you are blaming the refs, you did not make enough plays to win the game.

  98. nannymcsack says: Oct 9, 2011 11:56 PM

    had the ball got touched while his knee was down. not that difficult of a call.

  99. sromgrom says: Oct 10, 2011 12:18 AM

    Jets are going nowhere with that fu fu quarterback Sanchez… The guy isn’t comfortable hurling it down the field on deep balls, most of the stuff the Jets run is that underneath nonsense that gets them 3-5 yards a catch…And they do that for a REASON.. they don’t trust Sanchez enough to loosen the reigns, and yet it’s year 3 for him!!
    They’ve had to baby him far too much…

    Secondly, when you have a mantra of running your mouth every single week, karma will come back to bite you bigtime, eventually….

    Guess that “best practice we’ve had all season” really paid dividends when it counted…

    Rex will be fired by the end of next season.. you can’t keep a lockerroom together with that much trash talk over the course of three years…

  100. slickmarine says: Oct 10, 2011 12:18 AM

    The Jets lost! No – wait…. the Jets got BEATEN!! Yeah, that’s right; beaten on their little green GQ panty-wearing butts. And I love it! I LOVE it!

    And the only thing that can (and did!) make it better is that the OTHER loud-mouth, trash-talking, turkey-walking losers lost, as well. Those Eagles lost and those Jets lost and I’m so happy! I won’t sleep for days!

    Say,,, where’s that Cromartie fella? Any one see him? Hmmmm???? AAAA HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  101. slickmarine says: Oct 10, 2011 12:20 AM

    PowerofGreen still got his panties on his head. That’s why his mouth is full of shiytte…

  102. goawayeverybody says: Oct 10, 2011 12:22 AM

    Mark Sanchez sucks ballz.

  103. richm2256 says: Oct 10, 2011 1:44 AM

    ny82jy says: Oct 7, 2011 11:37 AM
    The Jets have beat you guys 2 out of the last 3 times they have played and you still talk all of this crap. What will you say Sunday when they make it 3 out of 4?
    —————————————————————-

    So what will YOU say now that the Yets lost????

    Can’t wait to hear the excuses from you that you would laugh at from Pats fans if the Yets had won!

  104. richm2256 says: Oct 10, 2011 1:54 AM

    Before:

    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 7, 2011 8:07 PM
    Jets 21 Pats 3….print it suckas!

    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:16 AM
    Don’t worry my fellow Jets faithful…the New England secondary and pathetic pass rush will make our receiver corp look like the 98′ Vikings….300 yds passin’…148 yds rushing…Jets 21 Pats 3….PRINT IT… SUCKAS!
    Pats Suck!
    Brady is a Puss!
    —————————————————————-

    After:

    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 9, 2011 7:34 PM
    The Jets had two opponents…the Refs and The Pats

    Nothing more needs to be said, this guy has no idea how foolish he looks going from bragging to making excuses.

  105. alltee says: Oct 10, 2011 2:02 AM

    JUST CHECKED THE RULE BOOK

    it says that down by contact can be ignored when it benefits only the new york jets.

    any person who thinks it is the wrong call has no idea about the game, or really didnt pay attention to play in slow mo

    branch is down with 2 knees and he is moving the ball to his other hand while he is touched, at that moment the play is over

    before it gets to his other hand ( which doesnt matter since he was in control) the ball is fumbled, all this occurs after the play is dead.

    i cant believe that jets fans can be so blind to a basic football concept.

    everyone but the jets knew that rex sold out your future to win now in the last 2 years, your cap issues force to downgrade at several positions and back to irrelavent u go.

    i wouldnt trade hoyer or mallett for sancheese, he really sucks.

  106. beantownbeastoftheeast says: Oct 10, 2011 2:12 AM

    thepowerofgreen says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:16 AM
    Don’t worry my fellow Jets faithful…the New England secondary and pathetic pass rush will make our receiver corp look like the 98′ Vikings….300 yds passin’…148 yds rushing…Jets 21 Pats 3….PRINT IT… SUCKAS!
    Pats Suck!
    Brady is a Puss!
    ______________________________
    Ralphie says: Oct 9, 2011 7:28 PM
    You have the IQ level of a hamster.

    That hamster must feel pretty offended right now. I think an IQ level of a Justin Beiber sounds about right!

  107. wiscnsnpatfan says: Oct 10, 2011 2:56 AM

    @alltee–good point about Hoyer and Mallett, I never thought about that. I agree with you, I wouldn’t trade either one of them for dirty sanchez. Hoyer would definitely be an upgrade for the shets right now and mallett has waaaaayyyy more potential than the dirty one ever did.

  108. gimmeabruschi says: Oct 10, 2011 2:57 AM

    For those who have not been paying attention; the jets beat a very short list of winning teams last year to make the playoffs. They are not and were not going to get in this year with a much tougher schedule.

  109. 1historian says: Oct 10, 2011 7:05 AM

    1) I like Buffalo, so it was good to see them win, especially to see them beat the iggles, aka the ‘dream team’.

    2) Meanwhile in the big apple – the yankees’ season ended for the 2nd straight year with a strikeout by a-rod. The fact that it happened in yankee stadium makes the fresh apple cider I made yesterday taste a little sweeter.

    3) Then the jints managed to find a way to lose at home to the Seattle damn Seahawks, for pete’s (or anyone else’s) sake.

    4) Then my Pats beat the jets. The D was nothing special but it was not as bad as it has been and it’s a long season.

    To top it off – I look out the window and the fall colors have FINALLY gotten here.

    Life is good here in New England, especially when you’re a silly retired person on a pension and you have a silly dog who loves you and you can pee outside whenever you want.

  110. 1historian says: Oct 10, 2011 7:19 AM

    Obnoxious is good. I like obnoxious. I AM obnoxious.

    But you have to EARN obnoxious, and you earn it by rooting for a team that is consistently excellent year after year, as in wins about 75% of its games, and when they LOSE it is BIG NEWS.

    Like the Pats.

    Some of the more obnoxious Pats fans, like moi, occasionally make the mistake of becoming smug about the team, at which point they usually lose.

    But – at least I’m not a jets fan.

  111. ny82jy says: Oct 10, 2011 7:22 AM

    @richm2256

    Look at my comments i made no excuses at all. You really need a life man you actually saved my comments from days ago lol. Its pft bro get over yourself. Yes the pats won i said they deserved it and the jets didnt. Move on its one game long way to go. The pats are the greatest team in the world. U happy now??

  112. 2sausage11 says: Oct 10, 2011 8:05 AM

    RexCanCoach says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:33 PM
    The fumble by Branch on 2 yd. line that was reversed was by FAR the worst call I have seen today. Can’t give Brady another chance, he cashes it in.

    That call was a complete game-changer.

    Since when is a receiver down by contact when he catches the football, tries to get up and run, and then fumbles the ball away????
    ——————————————-
    Lets change the out come and Branch gets up and runs in for TD what does Rex do challenge
    the play that he was down by contact TD reversed same out come of play

  113. 2sausage11 says: Oct 10, 2011 8:11 AM

    Rex has mad cow disease a.k.a foot in mouth disease LOL

  114. sj39 says: Oct 10, 2011 8:49 AM

    Because of dumb NFL/Network rules I don’t see much Patriot’s football. This week was different so I was able to watch the Jets game. A rather pedestrian performance by Brady. I also noticed some friction between he and Welker. It seemed like they weren’t on the same page and were giving each other disgusted looks. I wonder if they got into a big fight Saturday night over whose turn it was to be the bottom. These locker room romances can be very distracting to a team. The Pats should trade one of them to get this crap out of the locker room and off of the field.

  115. azcm2511 says: Oct 10, 2011 9:45 AM

    Where are the big mouth Jets at? Did that punk gansta wannabee Bart Scott even play in the game? Revis Island by A$$! Cromartie sure was on top of Branch on the TD! Go back to playing with your wifes feet Rex, your game is about played out and I will be really surprised if that team doesn’t fall apart fast.

  116. nysaysbringit says: Oct 10, 2011 10:42 AM

    No excuses here..Great game by the Patriots!They stayed a step or two ahead of us the entire game. While the Jets continue to shoot themselves in the a$$….stupid penalties…missed tackles…dropped passes….If you cant correct these things you cant win. And above all you cant use them as excuses. CASE CLOSED..Good game Pats!

  117. CKL says: Oct 10, 2011 11:46 AM

    Thanks to the good Jets fans who showed up here and made no excuse. You know who you are. :)

    That said, the Jets are the type of team the Pats haven’t been able to beat much recently: tough physically. What heartens me as a Pats fan is that the Pats were mentally tough and physically tough the last few weeks. THAT is what helps you win in the playoffs…not that spread/shotgun offense BS they have been so in love with since 07. Pats right now ain’t gonna close out too many teams with their defense. So..they HAVE to be able to close it out running. Past two games, Pats have been the better RUNNING team and that’s a HUGE reason why they have won. Whoever runs best controls the game most of the time.

  118. richm2256 says: Oct 10, 2011 1:39 PM

    ny82jy says:
    Oct 10, 2011 7:22 AM
    @richm2256

    Look at my comments i made no excuses at all. You really need a life man you actually saved my comments from days ago lol. Its pft bro get over yourself. Yes the pats won i said they deserved it and the jets didnt. Move on its one game long way to go. The pats are the greatest team in the world. U happy now??

    —————————————————————
    I only do that for loud-mouthed Yets fans who brag all week about what their team is going to do.

    Don’t like having your words served to you on a platter when your team can’t back up the talk?

    Try shutting up until your boys can actually DO what you’ve been bragging about all week.

    Talk AFTER the game, not before.

  119. dolfan220 says: Oct 10, 2011 1:47 PM

    Being a Fin fan, I hate both the Patsies and the Jests. I was glad to see the jets lose another one. But as bad as my fins are playing, they will get healthy (win) against them this coming monday nite. After all, now we really don’t have a QB. Our uniforms will show up but we have no team to fill them.
    Fins forever

  120. tedmurph says: Oct 10, 2011 5:58 PM

    @powerof green:

    Transitional possession? Good one, that term was made up on a jets blog. For your edification(and the rest of the jets excuse makers), when switching hands with the ball you are still considered to be in possession. By rule. Branch was touched w/knees on the ground. Doesn’t matter if the ball was in his left hand, right hand or somewhere in between. As long as it wasn’t out before he was touched down, which it wasn’t.

  121. gimmeabruschi says: Oct 11, 2011 3:07 AM

    RexCanCoach says:
    Oct 9, 2011 8:33 PM
    The fumble by Branch on 2 yd. line that was reversed was by FAR the worst call I have seen today. Can’t give Brady another chance, he cashes it in.

    _______________________________

    That call was exactly correct. Branch’s knee was down so the instant he was touched he was down therefore a fumble was impossible. Moving the ball from one hand to the other is considered possession in the NFL. Obviously neither you nor the announcers of the game know that.

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