Late Interception Takes Luster Off Jets Solid First Half

 

by: Steve Tichenor

Metlife Stadium 2:50pm

So far the Jets D and McCown are up to the task.  McCown found Seferian-Jenkins for a 1 yard TD pass and later connected again with Jeremy Kerley for a 30 yard TD. The blemish, and it was a big one, was late interception by The Patriots’ Malcolm Butler with under a minute that led to a Touchdown.  

To that point the defense had limited Tom Brady to 91 yards and picked him off once. But Brady marched down the field after the interception  and hit Rob Gronkowski to tie the score at 14.

McCown and the Jets must limit the turnovers. As soon as he made one Brady and the Patriots pounced.

We have a good one at MetLife!

For Jets Reality Check Is Here

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by: Steve Tichenor

MetLife Stadium Sunday 12:45pm  

The Jets are looking to keep the good times rolling. They bring a 3 game winning streak into today’s home match up with the Patriots.  The reality check is here. How will the Jets respond?   

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NFL Week Six Picks

Conor’s Corner

By Conor Green

So last week, due to time restrictions, I wasn’t able to give my picks. A sad, dark day indeed. But we’re back. My tally is 13-15 thus far. So, I picked up one game in the standings from two weeks ago. Like Bill Belichick, I get better as the season progresses. I coach up my boys, mumble some profanities, and win, win, win.

As the year moves, you get a better key on what teams are all about. I’m going at least .500 for the year. Mark my words. But if it doesn’t happen….Well, then I’ll never acknowledge it.

Five national, two local:

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NFL Week 5 Recap: A Little This-A Little That

Conor’s Corner

By Conor Green

The Jets are 3-2. The Giants are 0-5. All the while, Ben McAdoo’s hair baffles and bewilders the masses. As the Joker says, it’s a funny world we live in.

No one knows what’s happening in the Big Apple. The Giants have quickly become the NFL’s horror-show dreamscape. They sport a winless 0-5 record and suffered a season-ending injury to their most marketable player, Odell Beckham. It couldn’t get worse for Big Blue.

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Yankees Armed And Ready For Game 5

Photo: NorthJersey.com
By Rich Bauer
As the Yankees prepare for this evening’s battle royale, winner take all, against the Cleveland Indians, keep this in mind- all members of the bullpen are ready to go. That includes Dellin Betances, whose arm might be ready but how about his psyche? This should allow CC Sabathia to get out there and throw as hard and as long as he can with some smarts of course.
The relievers have 11 K’s and are pitching to a 2.63 ERA this postseason. Not bad at all for 24 innings of work.
I think the Yankees line up becomes stronger and more versatile when opposing pitchers also have to worry about Greg Bird. He has had a tough year dealing with his injuries, but I am glad to see him contributing this postseason.
Photo: Sportsnet
A Bombers win puts them in the AL Championship Series for the first time since 2012, and considering home teams are just 6-14 in Division Series Game 5 scenarios over the past 15 seasons, I like their chances.
The Yankees winning Monday night and the Red Sox losing earlier in the day added to the jubilation for Yankee fans. Anytime the Yankees win and the Sox lose, it’s a great day (especially in October). John Farrell, sorry to see you go!
I suggested in a previous post that you should watch out for the Monmouth University Hawks football team. Well, they are in first place in their conference with a 5-1 record. Senior safety, Mike Basile, from Brick, NJ, is the school’s All-Time Leader in tackles, and is about to shatter the conference record for solo tackles in a career. Keep an eye on this guy as he might be following in the footsteps of Miles Austin and Chris Hogan, past Hawks to play in the NFL.
Photo: Monmouth University Hawks
By the way when was the last time anyone could say that Rutgers football was 5-1 and vying for a league championship?
Speaking of Rutgers, did you see that one of their top 2018 basketball recruits has already decommitted? Point guard, Mac McClung from Gate City, VA, was on campus September 30 for the start of basketball practice and the MidKnight Madness event. It also happens to be the same day he stood on the sideline watching the Ohio State Buckeyes annihilate the Scarlet Knights, 56-0. I’m sure that did not help.
Photo: Kingsport Times-News
I guess the trip didn’t go well and bet it didn’t help that he was on the field for the Knights vs Buckeyes football game.
Till next time I wish you and yours nothing but the best in the world of sports…Cheers

Yankees Can Still Win Despite Last Night’s Loss

Trevor Bauer photo: SI.com

Off The Cuff

By Rich Bauer

Consider this, the Cleveland Indians beat the Yankees in the playoffs in 1997, then again in 2007. Aaron Judge was 15 years old then and Gary Sanchez was just 14 years of age in ’07. The only current homegrown Yankee close to being on the roster back then is Brett Gardner who made his MLB debut a year later in 2008. It is 10 years later and Yankee fans are hoping for a different outcome in 2017.

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