A Game for the Ages at MetLife Stadium

Revis after his interception with 51 seconds remaining in the 4th

What a way to start the season for the Jets. On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, last night was one of the most memorable games in New York Jets history. Down by 14 points in the fourth quarter, the Jets rallied beginning with a Mark Sanchez touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress. Then six minutes later, Isaiah Trufant (who was just called up from the practice squad), blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown. After Tony Romo threw a crucial interception, Nick Folk kicked a game-winning 50 yard field goal with just 27 seconds left. This was the greatest comeback for the Jets since the “Monday Night Miracle” in 2000 against the Dolphins.

Two weeks ago, I predicted the Jets will win the AFC Championship. Last night’s victory reassured me that this team has what it takes. Of course the Jets are talented, but last night showed their resiliency. In the Giants’ 2007 memorable season, there was one game that made me believe the team had something special – Week 13 at Chicago. Eli Manning was coming off his worst performance against the Vikings throwing 4 interceptions (three pick sixes). By the end of the third quarter against the Bears, he threw two more interceptions. But down 16-7 in the fourth, the Giants scored two straight late minute touchdowns and won 21-16. Last night’s Jets game proved to me that the Jets have this same drive. Even though Tony Romo and the Cowboys shot themselves in the foot, the Jets made the adjustments and put the pressure on Dallas. It’s only the first week, but the Jets have started the 2011 season on the right foot.

Nick Folk's Game-Winning Field Goal

One Response to “A Game for the Ages at MetLife Stadium”

  1. The tagline for your blog doesn’t make sense. Clearly, “New York Sports…enough said,” isn’t actually enough or else you wouldn’t need the blog would you? It should be, “New York Sports…almost enough said but it’s not and that’s why you’re here.”

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