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Old 12-30-2018, 09:53 PM
 
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Probably a little bit of A and a little bit of B. Haven’t watched the game but saw at least two costly turnovers. No chance for a backdoor cover today.
I watched. Other than Keion Crossen who wouldn’t play much in a playoff game, the defense played their best game of the year. The Jets got behind and gave up the ball on downs twice rather than kick gimme field goals so they should have scored 9 points. Brady was better but had a few overthrows and missed opportunities. Gronk had a few catches and a big catch called back on a penalty but was double teamed much of the time. The running game performed well but missed some 3rd and short plays. They beat up on a flawed team.

Devin McCourty is probably in concussion protocol. The only injury of significance.
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Long Island, New York
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I watched. Other than Keion Crossen who wouldn’t play much in a playoff game, the defense played their best game of the year. The Jets got behind and gave up the ball on downs twice rather than kick gimme field goals so they should have scored 9 points. Brady was better but had a few overthrows and missed opportunities. Gronk had a few catches and a big catch called back on a penalty but was double teamed much of the time. The running game performed well but missed some 3rd and short plays. They beat up on a flawed team.

Devin McCourty is probably in concussion protocol. The only injury of significance.
Thank you for your thorough and informative game analysis.
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:11 PM
 
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As I said before last weeks game I had a feeling that one of Buffalo or NY Jets could play spoiler for New England. Buffalo really never had a chance with the way their run defense was gashed but they did leave a lot of plays on the field offensively. Fumble in the red zone, missed on a possible TD in the first quarter when Robert Foster lost track of a beautifully placed deep ball in the sun. Missed FG inside 50 yards, which subsequently lead the Bills to not even attempting a similar FG inside 50 yards.

But I loved the Bills +12.5/+13.5 last week and they got the backdoor cover because they were able to keep the game close enough. I also love Jets +13 this week. I think Darnold has a decent game but wonder if ultimately a costly turnover or two might prevent an upset.

IMO, these last two weeks come down to whether or not it is business a usual for the Patriots, securing a bye as usual or if something really is amiss.
And in the end it played out as business as usual as the Pats smoked the Bills and Jets to end the season

Why would you have thought the Jets game would even be close with a lame duck coach and a team just playing out the string?
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:50 PM
 
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Jets were playing well going into the game and Pats were playing below their standard. I thought for sure at least one of the final two would come down to the final possession.

I was glad to see Darnold struggle. Don't get me wrong there. If there is only one future franchise QB in the division currently I hope it is Allen.

By the way, what are your thoughts on Darnold and Allen?
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Old 01-01-2019, 11:07 AM
 
Location: The State Line
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Does anyone find this the least bit interesting? Beating the Patriots in the regular season is the monkey’s paw of the NFL.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/boston....iots-2018/amp/
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Old 01-01-2019, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I would just like to say that I have been a huge fan of Tommy and his Patriots over the years....and they are an elite team at home....undefeated....add that to the fact that the Jets have not won a game at Gillette Stadium since 2011....and finally the Jets record this year is a sad sack 4-11......so should be a lock for New England.....I mean how can Tommy and his Patriots lose at home against the hapless Jets who haven't one a game there since 2011 ?

I say Sam Darnold

Sam Darnold at the young age of 21 may just have the most productive and best game of his life up at Gillette so all those who wager should consider the Jets + 13 or +14 may just happen to be the bet of the season.

But I feel a huge upset could be in the making and that Sam and his Jets will not only cover the spread but beat Tommy and his Patriots at home on Sunday....

I will not wager but will enjoy the game...and I would like to see Tommy and his Patriots get another ring but I have that sticky feeling in my gut that Sam Darnold may just light up the Patriots defense on Sunday.

I predict a much closer game than the oddsmakers are predicting.

And I have a nagging feeling that New England and many of their fans are already looking past the Jets..

Good luck Patriot fans....
I kinda knew this was going to be a blowout. The Jets had absolutely nothing to play for. There was nothing motivating them to play their best this Sunday.

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Old 01-01-2019, 03:43 PM
 
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I kinda knew this was going to be a blowout. They had absolutely nothing to play for. There was nothing motivating them to play their best this Sunday.
That’s a bad sign when you have a rookie QB. The team should want to play well for the rookie. Set a tone for the match ups to come next year.
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Old 01-01-2019, 08:19 PM
 
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Jets were playing well going into the game and Pats were playing below their standard. I thought for sure at least one of the final two would come down to the final possession.

I was glad to see Darnold struggle. Don't get me wrong there. If there is only one future franchise QB in the division currently I hope it is Allen.

By the way, what are your thoughts on Darnold and Allen?
I think its too early too tell, Darnold was up and down, came on a bit after sitting with the foot injury but didn't look good at all against the Pats.

With Allen I can understand the Cam Newton comparisons and though I'm not a huge Newton fan, he has done well enough to get a team to the Super Bowl and win a MVP

Best case is Allen becomes Cam Newton north, worst case would be Blake Bortles north....for Bills fans sakes I hope it is more Newton....
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Old 01-02-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Southern NH
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Does anyone find this the least bit interesting? Beating the Patriots in the regular season is the monkey’s paw of the NFL.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/boston....iots-2018/amp/
Odd that the Pats lost to 5 teams that did not make the playoffs and of the 11 other teams in the playoffs, they played 4 and won all of those. I really don't know what to think regarding their chances in the playoffs...
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:19 PM
 
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Odd that the Pats lost to 5 teams that did not make the playoffs and of the 11 other teams in the playoffs, they played 4 and won all of those. I really don't know what to think regarding their chances in the playoffs...
The positive is that they played their best against the best, and their best was good enough to win against the Chiefs, Bears, Texans and Colts...

Truth is they can beat anyone and lose to anyone....nothing will surprise me this playoffs, won't be surprised if they lose the first game....won't be surprised if they make it to another Super Bowl.
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