EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 13: head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets looks on during their game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
That was ugly. The Jets lost to New England tonight 37-16. New York is now 5-4 and a game back in the AFC East. The Pats get a sweep and now own the head to head tiebreaker.
This is the second straight year first place was on the line in the season's second Jets-Pats game. It is the second time the Jets came out and stunk up the joint. Some people in the game thread said this one was worse. I agree. The Jets never had a shot in that one. It was painful, but you can shake it off. This one is different. The Jets had the Pats at home. They were playing well. The Pats were reeling. There were opportunities early to take control of the game. Instead we got listless and undisciplined football.
I think that if you look up and down the rosters, you will see that Tom Brady is a lot better than Mark Sanchez, but the Jets have more talent overall. There is no question the Patriots are a much better team at this point. I love a lot of the coaches the Jets have, but they are not doing the job.
I was prepared for a Jets loss but not one like this. The season is not over, but my gut tells me this team is probably done. It is going to be very difficult for this team to recover. It put so much emphasis on this game. Everything was there for the taking. To lose like this is devastating.
Now a short week and a really tough road venue await. The only good thing is that the Jets are playing a team that cannot complete a forward pass.
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