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Game Discussion: NYJ-NE Wild Card

This thread is for discussion of action on the field before, during, and after the first-round playoff game between the New York Jets and New England. Each game this year will get its own discussion thread, so please discuss the other games in those specific threads.


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by Sid (not verified) :: Wed, 01/03/2007 - 4:35pm

Rodney Harrison, Andre Dyson, and Kevan Barlow are all expected to miss Sunday's game.

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by Bobman (not verified) :: Wed, 01/03/2007 - 4:43pm

I like the commentary in the articles about Harrison's injury. The articles note that "Harrison broker his shoulder blade when Marvin Harrison fell on his arm." THey leave out (what was noted on FO at the time) that this happened as the result or Rodney face-masking Marvin for the tackle. (uncalled)

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by David (not verified) :: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 9:11am

Playoff Predictions

NFC

Dallas over seattle
philly over new york

chicago over dallas
new orleans over philly

new orleans over chicago

new england over new york
indy over kansas city

new england over san diego
baltimore over indy

new england over san diego

New england over New Orleans

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by Steve Young (not verified) :: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 6:02pm

WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP!

FIRST OF ALL, I DONT SEE HOW NEW ENGLAND CAN BEAT SAN DIEGO IN THE DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS AND THE CHAMPISONSHIP GAME, SECOND OF ALL, THE GIANTS ARE GOING TO WIN THANKS TO A SPECTACULAR EFFORT FROM TIKI BARBER.

THE SEAHWAKS ARE ALSO GOING TO WIN.

YOU ARE SUCH AN IDIOT, THOSE ARE THE WORST PREDICTIONS I HAVE EVER SEEN.

EVEN IF YOU ARE CORRECT, IT IS BECAUSE YOU ARE LUCKY, YOU HAVE PROVIDED NO EVIDENCE FOR THIS, AND YOU ARE JUST GUESSING. IF I GUESS THE SUPERBOWL WINNER DURING THE PRESEASON, BUT GIVE NO REASON FOR IT, IM NOT A GENIUS CAUSE I GUESSED IT RIGHT, I JUST GOT LUCKY. GOSH YOU ARE AN IDIOT

THESE ARE THE REAL WINNERS.

NFC

SEATTLE OVER DALLAS
NY OVER PHI
SEA OVER CHI
NO OVER NY
NO OVER SEA

AFC

NE OVER NY
IND OVER KC
NE OVER SD
BAL OVER IND
BAL OVER NE

BAL OVER NO

24-20

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by Waverly (not verified) :: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 7:25pm

Re: #3, #4

Am I on the wrong web site, or what?

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by Starshatterer (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 3:13am

Waverly (#5 )--

I think it's them, actually.

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by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 1:43pm

Good luck to the Jets, but better luck to my Pats, I hope...

Some other thoughts out there...

I think I almost want Indy to make it to the AFC Title game...just so the Pats can beat them again.

Who likes Michael Irvin? Honestly? Who?

I'm thinking that Seattle-Kansas City could be one of the most boring Super Bowl matchups ever.

What are the odds in Vegas that Brady will throw to at least 7 receivers?

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by young curmudgeon (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 2:19pm

Would someone please tell “Steve Young� that it’s OK to comment on this website without being totally, ravingly pissed off? At least he’s gotten the caps lock off, finally. Many of his comments are actually interesting and accurate, but he is so quick to fall into an insulting, abusive tone that he discredits his own arguments.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 3:57pm

Steve Young, I think you should sit the next few minutes out, just stop talking for a while.

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:18pm

young curmudgeon,
I LIKE THE WAY YOU THINK. I FIND OVER-AGGRESSIVE AND REACTIONARY POSTS AND ANGRY GRATING AND OFF-PUTTING. UNFORTUNATELY, CHASTISING PEOPLE FOR SUCH POSTS GENERALLY HAS LITTLE EFFECT ON STOPPING THEM, WHICH IS UNFORTUNATE, YOU WELL-SPOKEN AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING INTERNET USER!

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:55pm

Well, Johnson's not running over those tiny tiny colts defenders yet. Early days, of course...

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:28pm

oops, wrong place.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:30pm

sooo, NE over NO, with no reasons given, is the worst prediction ever, just a guess, but Balt over NO, no reasons given, is the gospel truth....it has to be satire, right?...right??

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by jebmak (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 2:23am

#10

Nice.

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 6:23am

what did we realize in the DAL-SEA game?

Romo is not the second coming of Brady circa 2001.

The ghosts of 'iron leg' Drew Dledsoe are exhorted forever ...

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by RCH (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 11:24am

RE: #2, somehow I think that Marvin will take that trade all day.

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 11:49am

Considering how crazy yesterday's games were, what will happen today? I'm predicting NYJ will break out the wishbone and try a statue of liberty play. The Pats will use a 5-1-5 defense to take away the short-intermediate routes. On offense, they'll use a 3-TE set with all the TEs motioning into wide receivers, and they'll run out of the formation. And Nugent and Gostowski will both nail 55+ yard field goals. And the Jets will try one fake punt and one suprise onsides kick. The onsides kick will succeed, but the fake punt won't.

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by young curmudgeon (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 12:08pm

Re 10: Thanks, Pat. Using all caps was really funny.

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by james (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 12:10pm

NE 12.2 off dvoa, -8.4 def dvoa, brady 19.6 dvoa playing at home

vs.

NYJ 2.7 off dvoa, 10.7 def dvoa, pennington 10.4 dvoa playing on the road

analysis- Pennington is not good enough to dictate to the NE defense while Brady can do so to the NYJ defense. On top of that, NYJ offense is already very average, while NE offense can at times be dominating yet somehow "unexplosive".

NE 34
Jets 10

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by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 1:00pm

I'm watching ESPN, and ya know, I think "Hammerin Hank" rubs turtle wax all over his face before he makes his picks. He's all red and shiny.

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by Eddo (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 2:29pm

Not related to the game, but on the CBS pre-game show, it appears that Charlie Casserly is verbally unable to break "Kirk Ferentz" into two separate words.

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by KR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 2:47pm

As a fan of none of the teams in the playoffs, I'm stuck rooting for hilarious games. The four teams playing today have a lot of work cut out for them if they want to be funnier than yesterday's pair of games.

I personally am hoping the Jets bring back the crazy multiple lateral play. We need to see that again.

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by Chris S (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 2:50pm

Front page of NY Times sports section has: Harvey Araton taking issue with the Giants running the ball with a 6-point lead and 2:38 left in the 4th quarter last Saturday; and Bill Rhoden dusting off the "black QB's deserve more respect" essay he first wrote in a book report about James Harris while in the 3rd grade.

Good to see the potentially Worst Football Day in NY History is off to a good start.

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by jebmak (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 2:58pm

Armed and Famous, what a great idea.

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 2:59pm

So if Eli is Britney Spears and Grossman is Paris Hilton, does that make Romo Lindsey Lohan? And who is Phillip Rivers?

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by Fnor (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:00pm

IRC Expofestorama II (Electric Boogaloo) on server bendenweyr.dyndns.org in channel #FO. Come in and learn why I have "MEGA LOSE" written next to my name on the bracket competition!

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by jebmak (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:00pm

Rosie O'Donnel

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by kleph (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:00pm

and we have our first 'this is our country' appearance.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:04pm

How come the fact that Chad Pennington is 2-0 in Wild Card games was never brought to my attention?

As you answer that question, keep in mind I live in Northern New Jersey (read: Jets/Giants territory).

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:06pm

29: Because nobody cares about the Jets. They're the Mets of the NFL.

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by andrew (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:06pm

Word is Nick Saban unloaded his library of Patriots audio tapes of line audibles cheap to the Jets now that he didn't need them any more...

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by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:06pm

Alright Pats and Jets fans....let's get this show on the road...

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:07pm

Can tonight produce better football and as wacky a finale? Please?

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:08pm

I'm calling it right now:

Jets win on a Brad Smith 2-point conversion on a Statue Of Liberty play in overtime. Brian Schottenheimer is king.

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by andrew (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:08pm

Are they implying the Patriots are a better team in good weather?

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:08pm

Did i read right in NFL gamecenter - the Pats went "NO HUDDLE" for the second play of the game?

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by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:08pm

Dyson's allowing way too much of a cushion on Gaffney.

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:09pm

Jabar Gaffney is making Andre Dyson his bitch ?

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:10pm

#38: In a nutshell, yeah.

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by james (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:11pm

patriots are going to kill the jets

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by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:11pm

Looks like the crazy coverage isn't helping the Jets much...

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:11pm

The Jets look like a bad madden defense when you change hot routes:

linebackers runnin into each other.

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by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:12pm

The Jets are scheming really terribly on defense. They need to switch up the blitzing.

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by andrew (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:12pm

The Patriots protection has been flawless so far. The Jets are mixing up location, sending tons of people, and the 5 linemen look like they are handling 7, 8 rushers...

and touchdown DIllon!!!

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by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:12pm

36, yeah, no huddle.

And a TD! Booyah! way to get this show on the road...

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:12pm

If you're a Jets fan, that's not encouraging.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:12pm

No botched hold on that extra point? Boring.

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:13pm

probably not a good sign that its 3 minutes in, and I think the patriots are going to more than cover the spread.

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:14pm

i hope mangini has some master plan as it looks like the "Empire Strikes back" is the show for the afternoon

Disclaimer: They just played 'Star Wars: A New Hope' on TV!

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:14pm

If you're keeping track at home, that's:

Armed & Famous - 2
This Is Our Country - 1

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by Brian (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:16pm

Did he really just say the Jets have the best kick return guy in the league? Hmm, there's this Devin Hester guy in Chicago who might argue...

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:16pm

Speaking of Armed and Famous, a year or so ago there was a post on Deadspin about how a swat team, complete with Shaq showed up to arrest a guy. Turned out it was the wrong address.

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:17pm

51: Hester's a better punt returner, but he hasn't been returning kicks all year for Chicago.

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by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:17pm

Man...Pats are really getting pressure.

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:17pm

re:51

Miller has been much better than hester on kicks. Hester has been great on punts.

Welcome back Ty Warren, adn Vince Wilfork. We've missed you.

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:18pm

And the Jets go "no huddle" .. looks like the defenses might have a long day ...

BTW, has there been any game with a significant "no huddle" strategy adopted across both teams

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:18pm

Ben Graham is the best Australian player in the league, ever.

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by The Ref (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:19pm

Does every NFL kick require a penalty on the return team?

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:19pm

56: When the Jets and Colts played earlier in the year, it was all no-huddle. Same thing whenever the Colts play the Bengals.

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:21pm

thats probably the difference between the jets and the pats

Both went "no huddle" - Pats went 4/6 for 50 yds on passing; 4 and 15 yds on the ground with a TD to boot. The jets had a sack, a scramble and an incomplete

but what scares me is, mangini is gonna put together a great team within a couple of seasons and AFC East might turn out like a AFC West (strong teams!)

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:22pm

59/B: Thanks.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:23pm

#60: So if they're the AFC West, who's the Raiders?

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by PatsFan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:23pm

Gaffney is an idiot :(.

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by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:24pm

As a fan of good football, I thank Gaffney for the mistake. I don't want this to turn into a blowout ... too soon, anyway.

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:24pm

to be fair, when he landed, he didnt have the first down...he did have it in the air.

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:24pm

forgot to add a disclaimer: the raiders are the 'free raiders' in AFC West. Didn't count them when i made the previous statement

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:24pm

62: Maybe Miami can hire Shell as their new coach.

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by navin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:25pm

FWIW, the Raiders are the last AFC West team to make it to the Super Bowl.

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:25pm

62/ZS: You are pretty fast!

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by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:26pm

63, lol

Eh, he slipped...it happens. I'm wondering how many times they'll go to thta play until the Jets try to jump the route for the interception...

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by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:27pm

Holy crap Wilfork is a huge man lol...

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:27pm

Honestly, as far as the AFC East goes, the future scares me. The patriots have pretty much everyone locked up till 2010, so theyre not goin anywhere for a while.

The Jets, and Bills both look like they'll be competitive in the next couple years, adn the dolphins might be too. 4 Playoff quality teams in the same division could be interesting.

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by Marko (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:29pm

"I’m calling it right now:

Jets win on a Brad Smith 2-point conversion on a Statue Of Liberty play in overtime. Brian Schottenheimer is king."

That would be great, except that in the NFL, there are no extra point conversions in overtime because, you know, the game would already be over after a touchdown because OT is sudden death.

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by The Ref (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:29pm

BS Call

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by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:29pm

I didn't do this Photoshop, but it's pretty funny.

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by PatsFan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:29pm

Stupid Wilfork :(.

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:29pm

Oh CMON.

You cant fault a guy for throwing the runner to the ground when you wait that long to blow the whistle.

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by jebmak (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:30pm

That is what they said about the NFC East this year. Someone will screw it up. Probably the stupid Dolphins, sigh.

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:30pm

Oh no! Not the 15 yd penalties again!!!

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:30pm

Kellen Clemens watch begins now.

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by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:31pm

Probably should have challenged that catch...just for the hell of it.

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by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:31pm

Was that an injury timeout, or a regular timeout?

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by PatsFan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:31pm

Chad hurt his arm when he stopped himself from falling, not from the hit.

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:32pm

75: I really hope Dwight shows up and consoles Romo.
Dwight: "Are you PMSing?"

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by Ben B. (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:32pm

Did anybody get a good look at the sideline catch/non-catch?

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by PatsFan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:32pm

Re: #82

Good question.

Announcers implied it was a timeout so that Pennington wouldn't have to miss a snap.

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by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:33pm

Ramsey? Where's Clemens?

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by PatsFan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:33pm

And the announcers were wrong

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:33pm

ROsey Colvin is such a stud.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:33pm

Alright, why the *@&#( did they put in Patrick Ramsey over Clemens?!

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:34pm

85: I did, his foot was clearly on the white, so he was out of bounds.

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by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:34pm

Man, the Pats seem like they're playing the Rams in the Supber Bowl...VERY chippy. I like it. :)

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by Purds (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:34pm

Just looked at this thread, and what happened, Rich Conley et al:

Where is all the moral indignation about tricking the opponent when they're trying to substitute? You NE guys hammered Manning when he used to do this, and now not a word, NOT A WORD, about Brady doing it?

I guess if Tommy Boy does it, it's just good football, eh?

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:34pm

Great! Ramsey is in! Atleast Chad knew which direction to throw to. ..

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by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:34pm

Looks like it was an injury timeout. Surprising.

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by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:35pm

Mangenius outfoxes his mentor!

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:35pm

93 what the hell are you talking about?

Everybody does that now.

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by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:35pm

Oh, and after what happened with Maurice Jones Drew, you KNOW that they're taking every guy to the ground unless they hear 20 whistles go off.

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by Purds (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:35pm

I will say, though, that Tommy Boy looks like he's on today

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:36pm

Purds/93: In this universe, everything that Tom Brady does is right and everything that Peyton does is wrong

I thought you figured that out by now!

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:36pm

#93

That's dangerously close to lighting the "irrational" flame.

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by Purds (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:37pm

Rich:

You're not going to make me go back and look up all those posts, are you? Those ones from the Pats fans about how unmanly it was of Manning to trick the other team?

You're telling me those never happened?

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:37pm

I missed the commercial break, were there any "This Is Our Countries" or "Armed And Famouses"?

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by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:37pm

Commercial, punt, commercial. God, I love the NFL.

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by Purds (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:38pm

Ch V:

Oops. You're right. My mistake. I forgot.

Of course, I can't take seriously the analysis of anyone who thinks that the 15-yard penalty against Wolfolk was a bad call.

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by PatsFan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:39pm

Re: #97

He's a Colts fan. They all have Peyton Manning Face. :-)

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by Brian (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:39pm

Punting on 4th and 3 from the opposing 37?!? Preposterous! This is the playoffs!

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:39pm

In my books, Mangini missed a trick ...

I dont think punting from your opponent's 36 yd line will win you games in playoffs.

maybe i am wrong, but he did not take a right decision

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:39pm

102: It was like two years ago. I don't think Rich was around back then.

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by Marko (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:39pm

"Alright, why the *@&#( did they put in Patrick Ramsey over Clemens?!"

I assume Ramsey is the #2 QB and Clemens is #3. And if Clemens is the designated #3 emergency quarterback not on the 45 man roster (making Clemens the 46th player eligible to play), if he comes in the game before the fourth quarter, the other QBs on the roster (Pennington and Ramsey) cannot return to the game.

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by PatsFan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:40pm

So much for the Pats' three game turnover-free streak.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:40pm

Hello, Momentum Shift. My name is New York Jets.

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by The Ref (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:40pm

Guess that black jersey at practice doesn't count for much, eh DIllon?

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:40pm

No Purds, I'm telling you that no one else was doing that two years ago. Now almost EVERY team does it.

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by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:40pm

Jets run defense surprisingly hasn't been awful so far, and now a force fumble.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:40pm

Is it too early to say that the Jets have to score the TD?

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by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:40pm

If this wasn't the year of "This is Our Country," that Diet Pepsi commercial would be in the running for worst of the year.

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:41pm

110.

Clemens IS the third and inactive QB, so you're exactly right.

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:42pm

105/Purds: I said it in humor., since mine is bad - maybe you did not see it

BTW, i am upset that the Pats get a lot of 15 yd penalties but i also think that they are naive to draw attention from the ref (this is the 8th or 9th game where i have noticed a 15 yd penalty and the pats have not been able to adjust to it)

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by jm (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:42pm

That was Corey Dillon's tribute to Ben Watson.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:42pm

#117: Who'd the Patriots get in exchange for Diet Pepsi Machine from the Saints, anyway?

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by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:43pm

Who the hell would pick the "Fabric Softener" as a nickname? The "Meat Tenderizer" is a good one, though.

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by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:44pm

Isn't it Prince Rogers Nelson, not just Rogers Nelson? I'm shocked that Jim Nantz isn't up on what the kids are listening to nowadays.

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by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:45pm

116,

Your right. The Jets O-line is in a world of hurt against the Pats. They can't block them on the run and are struggling to pass block. Jets won't get many chances. They better get 7s when the chance comes.

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by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:46pm

The Pats WRs are obviously scaring the hell out of the Jets. I've never seen DBs give this kind of cushion in the playoffs.

126
by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:47pm

And if the Jets play that closer, to take that route away, it opens up the deep pass.

127
by jm (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:48pm

Wow, Brady sneaks it on 3rd and short.

128
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:48pm

Was that a QB sneak from TB on 3 & 1? Since the Pats use it a lot, why are the opponents falling for it, for so long?

129
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:48pm

They jumped the route that time.

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:50pm

128

Because its an audible. If they try to stack the line, it becomes a pass. They only run that snea when they know its goin to work.

131
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:50pm

Kerry Rhodes does a superman impression but can't hold the pick. Pats have to punt.

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by Chris S (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:52pm

re 70: 0:09 left in the 1st quarter

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by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:53pm

128,

No one has ever run the QB sneak as well as Tom Brady. He takes the snap, he steps behind his linemen and he moves forward. And he knows how much yardage they need for the first down.

There's never before been a QB who could do all that.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:54pm

GO COTCHERY GO! GO COTCHERY GO! GO COTCHERY GO!

*checks flag*

GO COTCHERY GO!

135
by jm (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:54pm

Pats fans, what's happened to Chad Jackson? Injured? Inactive? Not quite up Jabar Gaffney's standard of excellence?

136
by andrew (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:54pm

Wow... long touchdown

137
by Ben B. (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:54pm

Problems with number 2 wide receivers?

138
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:54pm

In retrospect, "GO JERRICHO GO" would've had a better ring to it.

139
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:55pm

The Patriots played like shit on that play. It looked like they were waiting for the flag to bail them out.

140
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:55pm

Run Jerichco, Run!

141
by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:55pm

133: I've heard he has this power where he can turn invisible, so nobody can see him once the ball is snapped. He's that good.

142
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:56pm

Everytime the Pats defense are in 3rd and long, i feel uncomfortable ... and cotchery proved it ... burns the pats secondary

143
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:57pm

TD Jets, long catch and run by Jerricho Cotchery. Jets fans, was this guy a high draft pick or what? I heard nothing about him his first couple years, and he's torched the Pats this year.

RE: Jackson

Jackson has struggled through minor injuries that come with being a none-too-physical rookie WR, and also with the fact that Belichick is not very forgiving of drops.

10-7 Jetskis

144
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 3:58pm

wow, Hawkins completely blew that.

145
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:00pm

Nice stiffarm by Dillon there. I went to the bathroom, and suddenly it's 10-7. Ugh Gaffney should have had that.

146
by Brian (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:01pm

Has anyone else noticed that Belicheck and the Pat's bench can't see? Every time they show Belicheck, he's covering his eyes, staring right into the sun. Shouldn't they have designed the stadium so that the visiting team is staring into the sun during afternoon games?

147
by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:01pm

What's the frame rate on that Super Vision camera? That thing does ridiculously nice slow-mo.

148
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:01pm

LOL, I love Brady. :D

149
by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:02pm

Nantz says "I don't know how they missed [Brady]" ... it's the invisibility cloak, I tells ya.

150
by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:02pm

Brady really does have an invisibility cloak.

151
by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:02pm

147 -- I don't know, but something about it makes it kind of washed out, doesn't it?

152
by Chris S (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:03pm

141: Apparently he turns invisibile when running on 3rd down whether he's sneaking or not

153
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:03pm

It seems to be ineffective once he crosses the yellow line, though. It's as if the line is invisible to him...

154
by ajn (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:03pm

the jim mora coors lite commercial is the best yet. "there's going to be girls at the picnic. should we talk about the playoffs?" so funny...

155
by Marko (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:04pm

146: They could just switch which sideline is for the Patriots and which sideline is for the visitors in the future.

156
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:04pm

Jabar Gaffney is playing so well. It's so sad to think he'll be sacrificed if they lose the game.

157
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:05pm

Feh. Gaffney was too busy trying to push off to get his left on the ball. I guess the Patriots' brass isn't going to realize that Jabar is possesion receiver, not a deep threat.

157
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:05pm

149,

Simms says it's the way he holds the ball that made Vilma try to rip the ball instead of making the sack.

I think it's the power to bend minds. (Although I think the minds that are really bent are those in the media.)

159
by Brian (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:05pm

NE Cheerleaders are wearing jackets and long pants. If it hadn't been for that NY punt from the 36, TMQ could declare the game for the Jets. Now it's a toss-up.

160
by jm (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:05pm

Blatant make up call, but I'll take it.

161
by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:05pm

154: That commercial makes me so mad. They had to edit out his lines, and you can see the obvious cuts.

162
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:05pm

I'm not sure about that PI on the replay.

163
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:06pm

Cmon Pats, punch this in....maybe on a sneak lol.

164
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:06pm

162.

I'm not sure if it was PI, but it was most definitely illegal contact.

165
by Independent George (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:07pm

Interference? But DBs do that all the time in Madden!

166
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:09pm

162,

It's the same call as the Denver PI in last year's playoffs. DB cannot impede the WR from the ball, even if he uses his back. If the DB makes a play on the ball, no problem. But just like the Pat DB last year, he didn't go for the ball. He turned his head, but that's not enough.

167
by Marko (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:10pm

154: Jim Mora's "diddly poo" rant also might make for a good Coors Light commercial, as would Dennis Green's rant after the Cardinals' Monday Night Meltdown against the Bears.

168
by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:12pm

Heads up play by Pennington knocking that ball down.

169
by jm (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:12pm

Good thing it's not a close game, otherwise NE might need those time outs. Oh, wait...

170
by Ben B. (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:14pm

Chad Pennington: 4/10, 102 yds.
Tom Brady: 10/17, 79 yds.

171
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:16pm

Shouldn't that be encroachment before any other penalty is called?

172
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:17pm

another 3&7 ... will the pats pass defense raise upto the situation?

173
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:18pm

Hey NFL, teach your referees to use the friggin whistle!

174
by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:19pm

Why did Pennington throw that screen pass on 2nd and 10 that lost five yards?

175
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:19pm

Nice stop, Pats.

176
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:21pm

The Jets think that the no-huddle is a good strategy, but it lengthens the game against a clearly superior opponent. Wouldn't they want to limit the # of possessions of the Pats?

177
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:22pm

I like how Nantz said how unsettling the Jets style of play was to the Pats so far...just as Graham punted into the endzone.

178
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:24pm

I just woke up (long night last night on the west coast). How the heck is this game 10-10?

179
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:25pm

178

The patriots fumbled on the ten yard line, and then blew a coverage for a 79 yard play.

180
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:26pm

#178: There was a fumble recovery by the Jets that got an FG and a really nice reception by Jerricho Cotchery that led to a touchdown.

You can figure out how the Patriots scored 10.

181
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:27pm

Gaffney is having a good day.

This game looks a lot like the Pats/Jags game. The pats are completely dominating, yet have blown 2 or 3 plays, and its a close game.

182
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:27pm

Back-to-back good runs by...Kevin Faulk? Yay! He's our secret weapon!

183
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:28pm

The Pats are grinding the clock ... current drive started with 7:05 in second quarter and we are already down to 2 min warning .. i guess they will take another minute off the clock

184
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:30pm

I love how IBM just ran a commercial about all the awesome stuff they let NFL Films do with their footage. Meanwhile there's an entire board here who would kill to have access to just a tiny percentage of that footage or technology, or hell, even to have more than a half hour a week on ESPN devoted to using that film to analyze the game. Thank you, IBM, thank you oh so much for taunting us with what we cannot have. Bastards.

185
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:31pm

I love that they use that stuff for replays, and such, yet we can't see it during the normal pace of the game. Jerks.

186
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:32pm

Why is the Jets defense being so awesome? I like it.

187
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:33pm

184: Loved the way u put it!

187
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:33pm

Gotta give credit to the Jets endzone defense....pretty rough.

189
by black (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:33pm

So how many more years are we going to have to wait to see a game from the behind the quarterback aka videogame view?

190
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:33pm

I can't believe Brady just rushed the team to the line to try to catch the Jets in a substitution. Don't you know how classless that is? It's immoral, it's dangerous, it's something that only someone worse than Satan would do.

191
by Mr. Battafaglia (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:34pm

I am so disappointed with Jonathon Vilma not only as a football player but as a man in general. I will never forgive him for not doing the sensible thing and sacking Brady in the second quarter and getting the 4th down. That spastic move and feeble swipe at the ball in Brady's grip was embarrassing... the Jets really need to find a way to trade this man over the offseason. (p.s. if I have any misspellings or grammatical errors, forgive me, in my feeble defense I have had 6 beers and 2 shots of patron silver... go jets!)

192
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:35pm

Nice pass! I was surprised that they didn't go spread offense there.

193
by jm (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:36pm

Schedule schmedule, the Jets are pretty good. Intense game.

194
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:36pm

Nice hold on that XP.

195
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:36pm

The Pats take 6:54 off the clock for a 15 play drive killing any chances of Jets reply to the Pats score (unless there is a kickoff TD return!)

196
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:37pm

That supervision has got to be up at 120fps+. Its certainly not even close to TV's 29.97

197
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:37pm

Did anybody NOT see a play action fake to a TE as the Pats playcall there?

TD, Daniel Graham!

198
by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:38pm

Hmmmm, Pennington with a hail mary? Oh well.

199
by Marko (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:38pm

Phil Simms said exactly what I was thinking - how can the linebackers fall for the play action fake there?

200
by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:39pm

197: Ummm, #55 didn't see it.

201
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:39pm

NE 12-Brady 10th straight playoff game with a TD pass, tying Ken Stabler & Joe Montana for 3rd longest streak in NFL history (Favre 16 and Marino 12)

Some of the stats that don't add much value to any measure

202
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:39pm

That's another point for Armed And Famous.

203
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:39pm

If thet Jets end up needing hail mary--yes this is random--wouldn't Ramsey be brought in?

204
by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:40pm

Armed & Famous makes me hate our freedom.

205
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:40pm

What was Askew doing there? Why not run out of bounds and give yourself another shot with ~5 seconds left? Why not just drop the ball even? Way to blow a chance at the end of the half, somehow fitting for the JETS franchise.

206
by Marko (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:41pm

"Did anybody NOT see a play action fake to a TE as the Pats playcall there?"

Evidently, the supposed Mangenius didn't see it (or maybe his players knew it was coming but still fell for the fake).

207
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:42pm

Interesting game so far...closer than I would like, but I'm not concerned yet.

208
by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:44pm

Too bad they couldn't have Merriman and Jason Taylor in the studio together.

209
by Shaun (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:44pm

This game is pretty brutal. But it is nice to see some actual football as opposed to amateur hour yesterday.

210
by Purds (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:45pm

Jets better find a pass rush, or at least hit Brady a few times, or this is over.

Tommy Boy is pretty on today.

211
by Eddo (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:45pm

Such insigntful analysis, Mr. Merriman. Do 'roids affect brain mass?

212
by Marko (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:45pm

Please, ask Merriman about testing positive for steroids.

213
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:45pm

Did Shawne Merriman really just say he thinks the Jets will win?

213
by Nick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:45pm

Did Shawne Merriman really just say he thinks the Jets will win?

215
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:47pm

Did I really hear Nantz praise him for his "super vision"?

Super Vision!!!

Nantz needs supervision.

216
by Purds (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:47pm

The Merriman this still ticks me off. I completely agree with Taylor on this. In fact, I'd argue that if you're caught, then youre out for the year, or at least out for the playoffs.

Imagine the hypocracy if this is how the SB ends: Merriman strips Rex Grossman of the ball and takes it into the endzone for the win. Then, the NFL has to call a known cheater the best player in the biggest game.

217
by Marko (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:47pm

What an embarrassing suck-up job by JB to Merriman.

218
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:48pm

This is much more competitive than I thought it would be.

219
by Patrick (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:49pm

Wow, that was a softball interview. When Shannon Sharpe asks the hardest question, the interview is a joke. Next time Congress gets on Baseball case, they better bring the NFL.

220
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:49pm

Trivia: When was the last time the top 4 seeds in both conference made it to the second round? We are half way there in eliminating Wild-card teams and the 2 new york teams to go ...

221
by Eddo (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:49pm

So according to Shawne Merriman:
1) There will be more scoring in the second half than there was in the first half, which means that over 54 points will be scored total.
2) The Jets have shown they will win because at this point they have held the Patriots to 17 points. Never mind the fact that the Patriots have held the Jets to only 10.
3) He will break out the "Lights-Out" dance next week. Phew. I was worried for a second there that Shawne would not draw as much attention to himself as possible.

222
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:50pm

How many Armed and Famous are we at now?

223
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:51pm

#222: Three or four.

224
by Shaun (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:52pm

At least there haven't been many "This is our country..."

225
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:53pm

Yup, only one report of those.

Justin Miller is being unimpressive.

226
by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:54pm

216: Cheating is bad, but at least Merriman didn't kill a guy. Err, I mean, end up with bloody clothes after people were stabbed in a night club.

227
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:56pm

His Wikipedia page makes me fear him.

228
by Purds (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 4:56pm

B:

Yeah, I guess it's all relative

229
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:01pm

227: whats with the reference about babies?

230
by jebmak (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:01pm

#211

Please, do you think that all analysts are taking PED?

231
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:02pm

More 15 yard penalties.

232
by Chris S (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:03pm

re 224: mellencramp (n)-shooting, hangover-related stomach pain after a night of playing the "This Is Ouuur Country" drinking game

233
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:03pm

There we go again ... another 15 yd penalty... as much as the pats fans can moan that they are BS calls., the fact that the pats players are being careless means that they are not learning anything ...

234
by jebmak (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:04pm

#217

I certainly read BJ in that sentence.

235
by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:04pm

Fun first half, but did anyone else see that amazingly blatant uncalled hold on Dillon's touchdown?

236
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:04pm

Is Asante Samuel in the game? I dont see him on the stats sheet.

237
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:05pm

I wanna know how Bruschi sitting on someone after the whistle is a penalty, and a jags linebacker spearing a guy in the same situation isnt.

238
by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:05pm

Also, can someone please sum up the latest "Four months ago" NFLN commercial?

239
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:05pm

The Jets are REALLY lucky that didnt get picked off.

240
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:07pm

236

Hes there, hes had 2 or 3 passes defenced.

Desnt have any tackles though.

241
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:08pm

#238: Damnit, did I miss it?!

242
by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:09pm

241: I saw it once yesterday and missed the first half.

243
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:09pm
244
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:10pm

WTF is this commercial with the guy from Evil Dead?

245
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:11pm

hhee...I love Bruce Campbell. This commercial is insane.

246
by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:11pm

Well, damn. Now I have to start wearing Old Spice.

247
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:11pm

Old Spice ads would be better if they featured a guy with a chainsaw for a hand.

This..... is my BOOMSTICK!!!

248
by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:12pm

That Old Spice commercial was very... odd... yet hypnotizing. Excuse me while I bathe myself in cologne.

249
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:12pm

the patriots need to cut out this penalty crap.

250
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:14pm

Man...wide open!

251
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:16pm

ugh. Thats so unbrady. I blame it on all this recent scrambling. Its Michael Vick syndrome..holding onto the ball way too long because you think you can get something.

252
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:17pm

Excellent Brooks-esque sack taken by Brady on 2nd down. Sure, you could go down for the 2-yard loss, but why, when you can keep running backwards and lose 9 instead?

253
by Marko (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:17pm

How was that field goal not blocked?

254
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:17pm

Yikes...and one hell of a sack to match the good pass. Protection just broke down. Cmon Gostkowkski...
Yes. Back up by 7.

255
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:18pm

20-13 Pats, it looked like Gostkowski hooked that kick a bit because of the Jet player diving across at the last second.

256
by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:19pm

243: Awesome, thanks.

257
by jm (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:20pm

Coles out with a jaw injury...that's big.

258
by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:21pm

That Claritin ad reminds me of red tick beer. "Needs more dog!"

259
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:21pm

I like the Old Spice commercial because it's a good way to let me know who can be my friend.

I really like my truck. But if I didn't work on so many jobsites where my tires would keep getting slashed and my windows broken, I would check out one of those Toyotas tomorrow. Now that's how you make a great commercial - this is what makes our product so much better than whatever you're using. It also helps if you make a product much better than what I'm currently using.

260
by Harris (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:21pm

What about these creepy white people made Vonage think they could convince anyone to buy this service?

261
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:22pm

Coles is on the field.

262
by jm (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:23pm

My bad, Coles not so out.

263
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:25pm

Does the in-game Nantz promo for Armed and Famous count?

(Originally read "Armed and Dangerous", possibly because I was listening to Anthrax earlier today.)

264
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:25pm

umm...O totally just missed that play.

265
by Mike (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:25pm

Oh..my god.

266
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:26pm

Is it just me, or have there been lots of weird calls this year?

This might make up for the Maruice Jones Drew call....

267
by ToxikFetus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:26pm

Speaking of Aaron Brooks'esque.

268
by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:26pm

That was clearly a lateral.

269
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:27pm

Nice play by Rosey, and nice heads up by Wilfork. Too bad hes slower than dirt.

270
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:28pm

No way that goes forwards. IF the Pats take this in it's the ballgame.

And why are the Jets linemen not "playing to the whistle"?

271
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:28pm

C.Pennington to NYJ 46 for -6 yards

Wouldn't that be a sack?

272
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:28pm

>_

273
by LnGrrrR (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:29pm

Man....talk about a back breaking play against the Jets...

274
by centrifuge (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:29pm

Some graphic earlier in the game said that this was the first post-season game for this officiating crew. They're doing a very good job.

275
by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:29pm

Wilfork chased down by Mangold ..

man, that is two huge people rolling down the field ...

276
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:30pm

So often I see these quick WR screens and swing passes batted away, and they sure look like laterals that are incorrectly called incomplete. Good to see the officials called this one right.

277
by jebmak (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:30pm

I'm beginning to doubt that the Pats O is really 2nd in the red zone and the Jets D is 26th.

278
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:30pm

Centrifuge, I have to agree. Any game where I haven't thrown my remote at the TV is a good one.

279
by Marko (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:30pm

That was definitely a lateral. It's the second time the Jets have run that play with a quick screen to Cotchery that actually is a lateral. The first time, there was a holding penalty on the receiver blocking for him. At the time, I thought the Jets were setting up a trick play, and the next time Cotchery might catch it and then pass it downfield. Who knows if that was the plan this time. But I don't think we'll see that lateral to Cotchery again until next season (because we won't see it again today, and there will be no more Jets games this year, partially because of that play).

280
by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:31pm

278.

Yeah, seriously. Although, I think the Pats have run on every 1st and 2nd down inside the redzone. It may be that theyre pretty much telegraphing their plays.

281
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:31pm

Heads up by Wilfork, recover the fumble. I also liked how he walked the first couple yards to keep the Jets from catching on to him...and then he still got caught from behind. Yay, Vince!

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:31pm

Big stop by NYJ. As for the officials, I've hardly noticed them. Which is exactly how it should be.

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:33pm

WTF?

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by jebmak (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:34pm

Come ON!

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by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:35pm

260,

Absolutely. Vonage tells us that it is the smart choice for idiots who make nothing but stupid decisions in the other aspects of their lives. Who wouldn't identify with an appeal like that? Can't you see people at home watching? "Hey Mildred! I'm as just stupid as those people. Guess I should get Vonage."

Just as bad as Chevy ads pitching cars that fly.

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by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:37pm

I thought for a second that flag was going to be on Bruschi for coming in after the pass hit the ground. It was obviously nothing, but it looked kinda weird how he jumped in there, and with some of the crap that's been called personal fouls this year...

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by tim (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:37pm

it's nice hearing pats fans representing bonecrusher =)

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:38pm

This game would be an absolute blow out, if the patriots red zone offense could actually put the ball in the endzone.

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by BC Pat (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:39pm

I'm not loving the pass coverage so far. How come the Pats are dropping LBs and giving 10 yard cushions to the WRs?

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by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:40pm

288,

Just like the 2003 AFC champ game.

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by jm (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:42pm

Re: 288
I sympathize but that's sort of like saying if they had wings, they could fly. Jets have a very good game plan and if not for that freak play, they'd have a chance to tie it. Pennington's having superb game atc.

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by Ch V Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:43pm

Is there anyone here who agrees with the Jets strategy of going for FGs rather than taking chances when in the redzone? I didnt like the last one and i didnt like this one as well.

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:44pm

291? If not for a freak play the jets could tie it? If not for a freak play the jets would be down by 20 points right now.

(the dillon fumble..his first in like 200 playoff carries, or the cotcherie TD)

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:45pm

#292: Mangini finds your lack of faith disturbing.

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:45pm

292: Yea, you don't dance with the Champ, you gotta knock him down.

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by jm (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:46pm

Re: 293

The Wilfork freak play. There's nothing freak about beating Artrell Hawkins for a long TD.

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:46pm

295

Especially when you're down by 7-10 points, and the more fieldgoals you exchange, the less time there is to come back

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:47pm

296

And there nothing freak about a lateral being batted down. The only freak element of that is that it didnt get run back for 6

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by RichConley (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:48pm

Ugh, whats that like the 12th underthrown long ball by brady, in a row?

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by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 01/07/2007 - 5:48pm

should have been offensive PI.