The Jets backed up coach Rex Ryan’s talk with a somewhat surprising rout of the New England Patriots. New York learned from the last time they faced the Pats in September, and chose to play mostly coverage instead of blitz. That plan seemed to do wonders, as the New York press largely limited Deion Branch, Wes Walker and many other players of the home team. The result was a close 28-21 win over the Patriots on their on turf. In regulation time, the Jets handed New York its second postseason loss in only twelve months. Vegas odds.
This win sends the Jets off to their second straight AFC Championship, and at the same time moved them up to 13-5. It did in fact come down to Ryan vs. Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick, and Ryan certainly delivered. While the coach’s gameplan was golden, the players were the ones that brought the magic. Second year QB Mark Sanchez went 16 of 25 for 194 and three touchdowns. He connected with LaDainian Tomilson on a 7-yard pass and Braylon Edwards for 15 yards in the second, and Santonio Holmes in the third to help his team seal their second playoff win this season. Betting lines.
WR Jerricho Cotchery was targeted a team-high seven times while leading his team in receiving with five receptions for 96 yards. However, it was Shonn Greene’s 16-yard TD run in the fourth that stamped the victory over the Pats. After the scores, Greene put the ball on the ground to rest his head on it like a pillow. New York will go on to face the Pittsburgh Steelers next week in the Conference Championships. Sports scores.
Tom Brady was sacked five times while delivering 29 of 45 for 299 yards and two touchdowns, but Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski contributed little to nothing Sunday night. The Jets did press, but the Patriots just didn’t look like the team with the league’s highest record this season. Their second consecutive playoff loss was a very anti-climatic end to an outstanding season. For the latest lines and scores in the NFL and all of your other favorite sports, be sure to check out www.scoresandodds.com.