Every now and then the articles you write time up very well with what occurs on Sunday, for example –
Nothing like lavishing praise on Mark Sanchez as a legitimate franchise quarterback before arguably the best game he ever plays as a professional. I could have sworn I was going to jinx him into a 14/34, 3 INT performance. However, I am not sure he has too many of those left in him for 2010. The strides Sanchez has made from year one to year two have been better than any of us expected, and with each passing week he looks more and more like the player we all hoped he could be for this team.
My argument for the Jets being the best team in the New Meadowlands looked much smarter and less like a homer fan rambling thanks to the Giants getting embarrassed at home by the 1-7 Cowboys, while the Jets took care of business in Cleveland. The Giants are starting to sustain too many injuries, don’t protect the football, and with Philadelphia coming up on the schedule could be heading into their second straight second half swoon. (How is that for an alliteration?)
Just For The Hell Of It, If The Playoffs Started Today In The AFC…
- New York Jets (7-2)
- Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
- Indianapolis Colts (6-3)
- Oakland Raiders (5-4)
- New England Patriots (7-2)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3)
- Miami Dolphins (5-4)
- Tennessee Titans (5-4)
- Kansas City Chiefs (5-4)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (5-4)
- San Diego Chargers (4-5)
- Houston Texans (4-5)
Similar to last year, it should be another wild finish in the final weeks. The Jets need to take advantage of playing two sub .500 teams at home the next two weeks before they face four straight teams with winning records, with three of them being on the road…actually wait, the Jets never lose on the road.
Can I Get An Interception?
The Jets only have 5 total interceptions through 9 games. They haven’t pulled one in since week 5 against the Vikings when Dwight Lowery took one back to the house. Antonio Cromartie? Darrelle Revis? Brodney Pool? C’mon now. The only Jet who came close to intercepting one in previous weeks was big Sione Pouha against the Detroit Lions.
– For everybody who whines about Leon Washington (which includes myself) he has 59 rushing yards and 28 receiving yards this year. Brad Smith has 160 rushing yards and 17 receiving yards. In reality, Brad Smith has become our #3 running back since Joe McKnight can’t fill the role.
– Despite being 193 yards behind him right now, I wouldn’t be shocked if Shonn Green finished with more rushing yards than LaDainian Tomlinson.
– Mark Sanchez has the same amount of touchdown passes (12) right now that he had all of last regular season.
– Dustin Keller hasn’t caught a touchdown since week 4 against the Buffalo Bills.
– The Jets are more than likely going to go another year without a player with double digit sacks. Currently, Jason Taylor leads the team with 4. Calvin Pace only has 2.5 since returning 5 games ago.
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