The New York Jets finally put an end to their month-long losing streak against the banged up Baltimore Ravens. The story lines heading into this game all centered around the long-called-for QB change to Geno Smith but it was the defense that ultimately stole the spotlight, showing flashes of the turnover-producing, QB-terrorizing unit we grew accustomed to seeing in 2015. As such, we have some metaphorical accolades to hand out, so for the first time this season, let’s paint em up…
Dan Marcus with Game Balls for the New York Jets 28-23 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars
Despite the fact that New York Jets key players were hitting the deck like they were under enemy sniper fire, they still managed to do enough to scratch out a win against Jacksonville. As per tradition, it’s time to hand out some Game Balls:
Dan Marcus hands out game balls for the New York Jets win over the Washington Redskins
It wasn’t pretty by any means but the New York Jets turned it on in the second half after trying their darndest to give the Redskins a reason to stay in this game.This game was probably more of a testament to how bad the Redskins are than any indication of the Jets coming into their own but it is a win nevertheless and as such we have some metaphorical hardware to hand out as we set our sights on New England.
Dan Marcus hands out game balls for the New York Jets 31-10 over the Cleveland Browns
As with every Victory Monday, Dan Marcus has metaphorical hardware to hand out and some players who are slated for some extra cardio. And without further ado, let’s hand ’em out…
Dan Marcus hands out game balls for the New York Jets 20-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers
I didn’t know if I would get the opportunity to write another one of these, given what transpired over the last eight weeks but the New York Jets finally got off the schneid in a big way against the Steelers in what felt like a road game. For those that were in attendance, although it came as no surprise, it felt like Jets fans were outnumbered by a significant margin with the stands awash in black and gold. However, as weird as it sounds, the Jets didn’t give the Steelers fans an opportunity to even get into the game, coming out to a quick start on offense, while the defense managed to do what they couldn’t do all season: turn the ball over. Although they didn’t make it look easy, the Jets came away with their second win of the season and as such here are your oft-imitated but never duplicated Game Balls
Dan Marcus hands out Game Balls for the New York Jets week 1 victory over the Oakland Raiders
That’s right, it is a “Victory Monday” and your favorite post series you didn’t remember but won’t forget is back.
This game should have realistically been over in the first half but as the New York Jets often do, they made easy things look exceptionally difficult to the tune of 11 Penalties and some bone-headed mistakes. Nevertheless there was enough good that came out of yesterday to see that this team does have promise if they can clean it up. That said, the Raiders are pretty terrible so beware of “Fool’s Gold.” We’ll take the win and move on. Without further ado here are your “often imitated but never duplicated” Week 1 Game Balls…
Dan Marcus hands out some Game Balls for the Jets week 17 victory
This is the most celebrated 8-8 finish I can remember the Jets having with the rumors swirling around about Rex Ryan’s job future, this team really rallied around their beloved Head Coach and did not quit after being eliminated from playoff contention, winning their final two games and knocking the Dolphins out of the playoffs in the process. Despite completely fudging their draft position, the Jets played a great game against the Dolphins and some of the young players took some steps that make you believe the future is definitely bright for this team but enough preamble, let’s finish out the season strong with some Game Balls
Dan Marcus hands out game balls for the Jets 37-27 win over the Oakland Raiders
Well it wasn’t pretty but the Jets finally got off the schneid after going over a month without winning a football game, the offense came to life against a beleaguered Raiders team and carried the Jets to a much needed “W.” As far as what this means in the grand scheme of things, as of right now, not a whole hell of a lot but that could all change with a win at Carolina but let’s not hold our breaths. Without further preamble let’s paint up some Game Balls:
Dan Marcus hands out Game Balls after the Jets 26-20 win over the Saints
And the Roller Coaster ride that is the 2013 New York Jets season continues as Rex and his bunch shook off the debacle that was the Cincinnati game and pulled off a surprising 26-20 win. At 5-4, the predicted “Worst Team in the League” is sitting pretty going into the Bye Week as they now have two weeks to get healthy and prepare for the Bills whose Quarterback situation is one of the most unpredictable in the league. I won’t even think of uttering the “P” word with seven games to go but the back-end of the schedule is shaping up to be pretty interesting and at the very least, we will see some meaningful football through December. However, before we look forward let’s look back at yesterday’s game and paint up some Game Balls.
Dan Marcus gives out Game Balls for the Jets 30-27 OT win over the Patriots
This was your classic “gut check” game that should have never been as close as it was and is single-handedly responsible for my heart palpitations and lost voice today. Geno was by no means spectacular but was good enough to win and he did get a considerable amount of help from his Wide Receivers (for the most part). I’m also not exactly sure what Rex said to his defense at half time but it definitely worked and the beat goes on as the Jets move to within a game of first place in the AFC East and break the Pats heart in the process, it’s definitely a “Victory Monday” and that can only mean one thing: Game Balls: