The AFC Playoff Game this Sunday between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets went in a direction that perhaps not many people would have predicted.
Super star quarterback of the New England Patriots Tom Brady and his coach Bill Belichick took on New York Jet’s coach Rex Ryan and star quarterback Mark Sanchez at the Patriot’s home field of Gillette Stadium today. The buildup between the teams has been intense between the fans.
The lack of scoring from the Patriots has been very interesting, to say the least. The Patriots offense has been almost completely pacified so far in this game by the Jets. Belichick, usually has within him to pull out a readjustment of his team should need be at halftime, but has not been able come up with anything today to turn his team around. Whatever motivating speech he gave his players, they’re obviously weren’t listening as the Patriots didn’t score in the second half. Nick Folk, the kicker from New England missed a 30 yard field goal. His kick hooked wide left at the end. Folk had successfully made the the past 13 attempts from within 40 yards and nailed the game-winner last week against the Indianapolis Colts in Wild Card Weekend.
Time is ticked away and the Jets were obviously in command of the game. Never to let up.
The Patriots went undefeated in 2007 before losing to the Giants in the Super Bowl. The Pats had a 14-2 season this year, unfortunately, with what just happened in this game against the Jets, it just doesn’t matter anymore.
Plenty of people would not be too sad if the New England Patriots didn’t make it to the Super Bowl AGAIN this year. The Jets beat the Patriots 28 – 14.
In the game yesterday, the Pittsburgh Steelers took the Baltimore Ravens 31 – 24 in the first Divisional Round matchup of the playoffs. The Steeler’s Blocking Receiver Hines Ward was on fire yesterday with his touchdown which tied the game at with a little over nine minutes left in the third quarter, and they never trailed again. Antonio Brown was also extremely notable with his three catches for 75 yards, including his spectacular one handed, helmet hugging, over the shoulder, fourth quarter catch on third and 19. Down right awesome. The Steelers took the Ravens 31 – 24.
The New York Jets will play the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday, January 23rd in the Steeler’s hometown of Pittsburgh.