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Jets close the gap

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The Patriots had a chance to put the Jets away in the first half.  Key word:  had.

Now, the home team may have let Rex Ryan and company hang around a bit too long.

The Jets have narrowed a 10-point gap to three on a nine-play, 58-yard drive that began after the Pats punted from deep in their own end.  Though the effort started with another sack of rookie quarterback Geno Smith, he responded with a 16-yard scramble, a 14-yard sideline tightrope strike to Santonio Holmes, and a couple of short passes.  Running back Bilal Powell took the ball in from the three for the score.

The Jets currently hold the edge in yardage and time of possession, and if the Patriots can’t sustain more drives and score more points, Geno and the Jets could end up winning in five days as many games as most thought they’d win all year.

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22 Responses to “Jets close the gap”
  1. hehateme2 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:56 PM

    Geno and the Jets could end up winning in five days as many games as most thought they’d win all year.

    True that.

  2. wearethesteelers says: Sep 12, 2013 10:57 PM

    Pats are turrible

  3. igotgamenj says: Sep 12, 2013 10:58 PM

    Pats are HAS-BEENS … END OF AN ERA

  4. guachosporlife says: Sep 12, 2013 11:03 PM

    What’s the deal for not showing the score?

  5. donth8thehorns says: Sep 12, 2013 11:05 PM

    I knew there would be some growing pains with the patriots receivers but they are flat out BAD! Shows me, just how good Brady really is! Those balls are right on the $$, unreal how accurate he is!

  6. brownsclown says: Sep 12, 2013 11:20 PM

    If the JETS had a receiver with ‘elite’ skills this would be a different score. They need to bring back Braylon ‘Hands of Stone’ Edwards. If the JETS can get to a lineup where Braddus Quinn is throwing to Edwards they can lock up the #1 draft choice by Halloween!

  7. jacksonjames4 says: Sep 12, 2013 11:22 PM

    Against the Bills , I was thinking maybe Brady is losing his touch. Now tonight I realize that I was wrong, they just finally found the crappiest receivers ever

  8. arrogantnation says: Sep 12, 2013 11:24 PM

    Aside from the pick, Geno’s played well.

  9. sweetnlow44 says: Sep 12, 2013 11:24 PM

    The Patriots do not look good this year…

  10. scaredhitless says: Sep 12, 2013 11:24 PM

    I don’t know who’s receivers are worse Brady’s or Geno’s.

  11. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 12, 2013 11:30 PM

    They seem like a better team with Smith playing.

  12. tigerlilac says: Sep 12, 2013 11:32 PM

    Since the touchdown pass to Dobson on the first drive the Patriots have not run a play that that had any element of surprise. I don’t understand the play calling (e.g., an I formation run on first down at the Jets 48 with a little over 6 minutes to play).

  13. furnzilla says: Sep 12, 2013 11:41 PM

    Based on the headline, I thought this was about Michael strahan

  14. sweetnlow44 says: Sep 12, 2013 11:53 PM

    Geno Smith is horrible, even for a rookie. Brady Quinn is bad, but far better than Smith and Sanchez.

  15. tigerlilac says: Sep 12, 2013 11:54 PM

    That’s an ugly 2 -0.

  16. jetblackninja says: Sep 12, 2013 11:56 PM

    but then Talib did his best Ty Law impersonation and the Jets lost…. again.

  17. pocketcow says: Sep 12, 2013 11:57 PM

    This game set football back…

  18. pmuraus says: Sep 12, 2013 11:58 PM

    BREAKING: Ndamukong Suh fined 100K for Nick Mangold’s low shot on Aqib Talib

  19. chrismgillis says: Sep 13, 2013 12:00 AM

    I haven’t been a fan of the Jets in…ever. but I’m actually rooting for these guys. all the hate they get, is just unnecessary. as a lifelong Lion’s fan, I understand the hate that comes to certain teams. although in this game, I am pulling for the Patriots. but the Jets don’t deserve all the hate.

  20. stoopidfool says: Sep 13, 2013 1:08 AM

    Who won?

  21. bighurt228 says: Sep 13, 2013 1:38 AM

    Only can get better for the pats from here. Once the rooks catch on to the game plan, all these growing pains will subside. It will be a struggle this year, but as the season progresses we should be much improved by the playoffs. By being thrown into the fire like this, it will bring them along faster.

  22. skinsfolife says: Sep 13, 2013 7:47 AM

    I heard the reason he is still side lined is because he hasn’t gotten his adderall refilled. Any truth to this?

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