The Jets backed up their bravado and trash talk by dominating Tom Brady and the Patriots at Gillette Stadium yesterday 28-21. The game wasn’t as close as the score would indicate. The Jets pretty much controlled this one right from the Patriots opening drive when David Harris picked off a Tom Brady screen pass on what looked to be a promising drive.The Jets were after Brady all afternoon, sacking and confusing him, and the Patriots had no answers.
The Jets now advance their second straight AFC Championship game, where they will play the Pittburgh Steelers.
While the ending to this season was certainly crushing, I’m don’t think you can categorize the season as a failure. There were way too many positives in 2010, as the Patriots were rebuilt right in front of us. They’ve got a bright future, one that looks to have a fairly long window if they can have another successful draft in April.
It’s a holiday today (or is it a day of mourning?) so I imagine not many people are at work today to check in here. If you want all the coverage from the game you can check PatriotsLinks.com.
Ten Things We Learned Sunday: Nightmare will haunt Patriots all offseason – Christopher Price looks at another rough ending to the season for the Patriots.
Tom Brady, Patriots get zoned out – Mike Reiss looks at the defense the Jets played which totally befuddled Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Uncharacteristic ending for the Pats – Tom E Curran with a look at the stunning end of the season.
You know what? That’s enough. Even I don’t have the stomach for any more…