Awesome game. It's not often you beat a team *and* it's crowd. While some of our TDs were very fluky, the fact is we kicked the Jets in the teeth and didn't let up. Rex and Rob can cry while they snack, tonight, since both got beat. 4-0 in the division, with Miami up next. Even a split with them (and I think we win both), and we sew up the division. Our last 5 are: @Miami, Houston, 49ers, @Jacksonville, Miami.
No Gronk, Mankins, Volmer, or Chandler Jones. Aaron's back, though. So, I think we'll be ok. Cris and Al in the booth of course. Mike Carey is the ref.
Pats D1: Start at the 19
1st and 10: Brady called for grounding. No other QB gets called for it ever. It was the correct call, but it's just annoying no other QB gets called for grounding.
2nd and 20: Ridley, 5
3rd and 15: Brady to Edleman, 9.
4th and 6: Punt.
Jets D1: Start at the 34
1st and 10: Sanchez sacked by Hightower, -6
2nd and 16: Greene, 11
3rd and 5: Sanchez to Gates, dropped
4th and 5: Punt
Pats D2: Start at the 36. Great return by Edelman.
1st and 10: Ridley, 9
2nd and 1: Ridley, 5
1st and 10: Brady to Hernandez, 27. Great catch!
1st and 10: Ridley, 1
2nd and 9: Brady to Lloyd, overthrown
3rd and 9: Brady to Welker, incomplete, bad throw.
4th and 9: 39 yard FG misses. Blew an opportunity here. Steven's having an iffy time early in games this season.
Jets D2: Start at the 29
1st and 10: Vince jumps. Good call.
1st and 5: Greene, 3
2nd and 2: Greene, 15
1st and 10: Greene, 4
2nd and 6: Sanchez to Cumberland, 7
1st and 10: Greene, 3
2nd and 7: Sanchez to Greene, 6. Negated by Defensive Holding on Cunningham. Bad call. Cunningham was blocked by Keller as the play started and was called for holding.
1st and 10: Powell, 4
2nd and 6: Sanchez intercepted by Gregory!
Pats D3: Start at the 16
1st and 10: Brady to Fells, incomplete
2nd and 10: 12 men on D.
2nd and 5: Woodhead, 8
1st and 10: Brady to Welker, great pass defense by Landry. Hey, NBC, when a play is about to start, stop doing the introductions and cover the play.
2nd and 10: Ridley, 9
3rd and 1: Vereen, 6
1st and 10: Brady to Welker, 5
2nd and 5: Ridley, 1. Again, NBC, when a team is running the hurry up, cover the new play and don't show replays of routine 5 yard catches. In fact, really, you never need to show replays of routine 5 yard catches.
3rd and 4: Offsides Jets! This was a close call that I think was correct.
1st and 10: Brady to Welker, 3. Ugly play.
2nd and 7: Ridley, 6
3rd and 1: Ridley, 4
1st and 10: Brady to Welker, incomplete
2nd and 10: Vereen, 12, plus facemask on the Jets! Carey didn't say a number and Cris and Al didn't show us a reply of the foul, so I can't say who did it, or assess if it was a good call. NBC's been really sloppy this drive.
1st and goal: Vereen, 2
2nd and goal: Vereen, 4
End of the first.
3rd and goal: Brady to Welker, 4, TD! Bad coverage by Lanster of the Jets. 7-0 Pats.
Jets D3: Start at the 32. McKnight had a good return.
1st and 10: Powell, 4
2nd and 6: Sanchez to Powell, 14
1st and 10: Powell, 5
2nd and 5: Powell, 3
3rd and 3: Powell, 4
1st and 10: Powell, 3
2nd and 7: Sanchez to Cumberland, 5
3rd and 2: Powell, 1
4th and 1: Greene fumbles! Gregory recovers! It looks like Spikes swatted the ball out as Greene was trying to reach it forward. I question going to Greene here. Powell had been playing well this drive. Stick with him, I think.
Pats D4: Start at the 17
1st and 10: Brady to Vereen, 83 TD! WOW! What a fast strike! Go Pats!!! 14-0.
Jets D4: Start at the 20
1st and 10: Sanchez to Gates, 11
1st and 10: Sanchez has a lineman pushed into him on a QB draw by Vince, fumbles. Gregory recovers and returns it for a TD! Gregory is having a monster night! 21-0 Pats!
McKnight fumbles the kickoff, Edleman catches it in the air and returns it! TD! Devin hit the ball with his helmet to force the fumble. 28-0 Pats!
Jets D5: Start at the 18
1st and 10: Greene, 4
2nd and 6: Sanchez to Reuland, 8
1st and 10: Greene, 10. Really good run
1st and 10: Greene, 5
2nd and 5: Sanchez to Powell, -1
3rd and 6: Sanchez sacked by Mayo as the Jets fans chant for Tebow! What a wonderful day this is!
4th and 15: Punt
Pats D5: Start at the 27
1st and 10: Brady to Lloyd, 12
1st and 10: Ridley, 5. Wilkerson of the Jets hurt.
2nd and 5: Ridley, 0. Landry blew the play up
3rd and 5: Brady to Edleman, 56, TD! 35-0, Pats. Edleman smoked Landry on the play.
Jets D6: Start at the 23
1st and 10: Sanchez to Kerley, 5
2nd and 5: Sanchez to Keller, 12
1st and 10: Sanchez to Keller, 8
2nd and 2: Powell. 0. Jets timeout #1
3rd and 2: Sanchez to Cumberland, 7
1st and 10: Sanchez to Kerley, incomplete
2nd and 10: Sanchez to Hill, 9. Jets timeout #2. Sanchez stepped up nicely to make Ninkovitch miss a sack.
3rd and 1: Greene, 6
1st and 10: Sanchez to Gates, Dennard defended the pass
2nd and 10: Sanchez to Gates, 9. Gates and Arrington are both hurt on the play, after Arrington hits Gates hard. With both players hurt, it's interesting that both teams get charged with a timeout. The only reason we learn this is that I overhead the ref saying it over the PA at Metlife. Al and Cris don't cover it, which is pretty boggling. Both guys walk off the field.
3rd and 1: Sanchez to Kerley, incomplete, off Kerley's hands. More Tebow chants.
4th and 1: Sanchez to Hill, 5
1st and 10: Jets spike it, slowly.
2nd and 10: Jets bring in the FG team and make the 32 yarder. It's mystifying. The crowd's mad and I agree. Go for 7, it's 35-0, 35-3 keeps it a 5 possession game.
Halftime. What a great second quarter! We're beating the Jets *and* the crowd!