Disgraceful N.Y. Jets Shamed By New England Patriots 49-19
By Kennedy Ross
Cold, Hard football Facts AFC East Overlord (@FNscribeNY)
Sweet chocolate covered Jesus, this was one for the record books. In the middle of a 35-0 run in the second quarter, the Patriots scored three touchdowns in the span of 52 seconds. Not that scoring 35 unanswered points in a quarter wasn't crippling enough. Dong it at Daytona speed is just another thing all together.
Here are five things we learned from this latest Jets disgrace:
1. The Jets are disgraceful . . . of course. (Patriots 49 - Jets 19)
This feat is worthy of being repeated. The Jets gave up three touchdowns in the span of 52 seconds to the New England Patriots. It went something like this.
-83-yard touchdown pass to Shane Vereen.
-Mark Sanchez fumbles, and it's returned 23 yards for a touchdown by Steve Gregory.
-Joe McKnight fumbles the ensuing kick off return and it's returned for a touchdown by Julian Edelman.
Those three plays were bookended by touchdown passes to wide receivers Wes Welker and Julian Edelman to complete the 35 points scoring spree.
2. The regular statistics are painful as well.
Even if you turned a blind eye to the mania of the second quarter, the rest of the game was on par with what you expected. Tom Brady completed 18 of his 28 passes for 323 yards throwing three touchdowns and running for a fourth. He even put a nifty spin move on one of the Jets linemen for one of his completions.
The Patriots running game continued their commanding ways for a team total of 152 yards, with 97 of them coming from running back Steven Ridley.
As noted in the preview for this match up, mega star tight end Rob Gronkowski was not available to feast on the Jets with the rest of his team tonight. But as also noted in the preview, he wasn't needed.
Brady completed passes and touchdowns to seven receivers not named Gronkowski over the course of the game.
3. Fun facts if you have disowned the Jets.
- The Patriots tied a league record for fourth most points in a quarter.
- Bill Belichick became the eighth head coach in league history with 200 wins including playoffs.
- Brady became only the sixth player to pass for at least 3,000 for the 10th time in his career.
- Brady passed Dan Fouts for 10 place on the career passing list.
4. They finally broke Tim Tebow.
Tim Tebow admitted last week that he was becoming frustrated with his lack of play and poor usage in the Jets offense. The man with the faith of Moses was being tested by a coach with the stomach of Raggedy Andy.
Now we learn that Tebow in fact has been physically broken. He revealed that he broke two ribs in the loss to the Seattle Seahawks a couple of weeks ago.
This is yet another predictable effect of misusing Tebow in the manner that they have. It was only a matter of time before Tebow was injured by plowing into a defensive line like an oxen, or helping out that riddled punt team.
The Jets have sullied what little reputation Tebow had as a quarterback. And now they are ruining his body for play of any kind.
No doubt Tebow is just reciting to himself the passage in the bible that says "thou shalt not stick around this crap hole next year".
5. Now that the smoke has cleared . . .
. . . The Jets are still mathematically alive for the playoffs. Unfortunately they are alive like the bacteria in the rim of your toilet bowl.
. . . Mark Sanchez threw yet another stupid red zone interception. Two more and he gets a free sandwich at Subways.
. . . You can see the writing on the wall when Tom Brady puts a spin move on you.
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