Yesterday will go down as one of the better days in the history of Boston sports, with Adrian Gonzalez being introduced as a member of the Red Sox in the morning, and the Patriots absolutely crushing the New York Jets, 45-3 before a national audience on Monday Night Football.

Overnight numbers have the game doing a 42.2 rating locally. New England fans stayed tuned to the very end, and many also stayed up to see reaction from Patriots players and Jets head coach Rex Ryan.

My favorite moment of the evening had to be rookie Devin McCourty doing the “plane” celebrebration following his interception of a pass intended for Braylon Edwards. I half expected LaDainian Tomlinson to run out onto the field and yell at McCourty and the Patriots for having no class in mocking the Jets celebration.

Another golden season is in the making – Yes, I’m sending you over to a Dan Shaughnessy column. It’s a good one. I also always like a good Secretariat reference.

Ten Things We Learned Monday: Young Patriots were picture perfect in blowout – Christopher Price cranks out his weekly list of things to take away from the game.

Bill Belichick kicks butt – Karen Guregian says that the battle of the coaches was a huge mismatch.

Patriots’ defense comes together – Mike Reiss has the young defense taking another step forward.

Can you say championship? – Michael Felger is officially on the bandwagon.

Jets have no answers for QB Tom Brady’s perfection – Shaughnessy, Felger, and now Borges? Let’s just call it bizarro day at BSMW.

Visitors were grounded from the start – Greg A Bedard puts it simply – The Jets are frauds.

Tom Brady: The best at his best – Jackie MacMullan too? Tom E. Curran says that Brady had an idea of what was going to happen last night.

Bruschi inspires once again – Shalise Manza Young has the former Patriots linebacker being honored at halftime. Karen Guregian says that Bruschi is still a model for the Patriots defense to follow.

Numbers not always true story – Monique Walker’s notebook says that the Patriots defense is better than the numbers would should. The Herald notebook from Ian R. Rapoport  has Antonio Cromartie struggling against Tom Brady last night. The Metrowest notebook from Andy Vogt has Danny Woodhead burning his former team. The two-minute drill from Hector Longo threatens to report Tedy Bruschi to DSS.

Epstein’s work isn’t done -Despite the trade for Adrian Gonzalez, Gordon Edes says that the Red Sox GM still has work to do. The Globe notebook from Peter Abraham also has Theo with more to do.

Quite a comfortable fit – Nick Cafardo looks at how perfect Gonzalez is for Fenway and the Red Sox. Joe McDonald notes that everyone seems to think the same thing.

For all the right reasons, Adrian Gonzalez move to Red Sox was inevitable – Daniel Barbarisi says that this trade was always going to happen.

Red Sox interested in signing Ordonez – Sean McAdam reports on interest in the former White Sox and Tigers slugger.

Celtics make painstaking gains – Julian Benbow has the Celtics struggling through injuries. Evans Clinchy has the Celtics looking forward to the return of Jermaine O’Neal and some other thoughts.

Celtics finding time forAvery Bradley – Steve Bulpett has the rookie guard getting thrown into the fire. more links coming…

7 thoughts on “Patriots Dominate Ryan, Jets, 45-3

  1. I couldn't get enough of this BEATDOWN. Stayed up until about 2:00AM watching the post game stuff. Rex Ryan at the podium was great. He still tried to talk tough but had a "deer in the headlights" look about him…..most bizarre thing heard? Suzy Kolber saying even Patriot fans must have been a little "disappointed" because people were looking forward to a "good game"……I usually like Kolber but could she have been more CLUELESS with that comment?? I thought it was one of the best games I ever saw.


    1. I WAS disappointed. I indeed was hoping for a good game — I wanted it to be 77-3 after the first quarter. And then the Pats could start running up the score.


    2. You said it AOB. I took today off work so I could enjoy the entire game. The postgame was nice too.

      But… why did Woodhead have to remind the press he's a Patriot, not a Jet? From the bits we're getting when he's quoted, this guy is the quintessential Patriot – he looks forward, never says anything nasty about the opposition (probably why he's not a Jet) and doesn't come across as being a vindictive person. But the press only wanted the "revenge" angle and I'm glad he didn't feed the easy storyline.

      And (not media related) I feel the need to give a huge shout out to Bill O'Brien, the de facto OC. The past two games have seen some great play-calling. This guy is, in my book, officially very good. At the beginning of the year I missed Charlie Weis but no more.


  2. I'm just happy that I haven't seen any "classless Patriots ran up the score" articles or comments this morning. Then again, Herr Easterbrook's column is due out today, right? So we're not out of the woods yet. You have to believe that if this had been Buffalo, or anyone besides the Colts or Jets, BB would have had Hoyer in there with 10 minutes left, because that one was officially over when Sanders picked Sanchez early in the 4th and ran it deep into Jets' territory (if not sooner). I have to admit that I kind of like Ryan's schtick, but he's no Parcells, who knew when to stop blustering and when it was called for.


  3. ESPN is trying to spin that embarrassment as "a good thing" for the Jets, citing the Pats beatdown of the Cardinals in 2008 as evidence that a blowout can propel a team to the super bowl.

    I think they're thinking too hard. It was just a blowhard, paper champion team getting crow crammed down their throat.


    1. Wow, that comparison is a huge stretch. Arizona had already locked up their division and pretty much knew that they were going to be the #4 seed in the NFC. They showed up to a windy, cold, snowy/icy day in Foxboro and they wanted no part of that game because it simply wasn't important to them. Their bodies got off the bus but their minds stayed back at the warm hotel. That game last night was a completely different story, and no matter how much spin ESPN tries to put on it, the Jets simply got exposed a bit (I still think they're a good team, and a dangerous one, but they did get exposed somewhat last night).


  4. Every time I've seen or heard Chris Carter, he's sounded like a total a**hole. There are a lot of ex-players around. Why does this guy have a job?


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