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Thoughts - Strange things always happen when teams try to make the playoffs. But who in the world thought Ryan Mallett would outplay Rapeisberger and put destiny back in our hands?  This is a guy who

These two points are related IMO.  It is exactly why I believe the Patriots intentionally (and understandably) wanted to kick off in the OT.  They had zero confidence in their ability to move the ball

Good call faba. Said going into the game the Pats had to exploit the Jets special teams. Never happened. Good win by the Jets.

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We thoroughly outplayed them. The game was far closer than it had any right to be. The missed deep balls, the disastrous fumble and whiffed recovery, some pretty questionable officiating - Stuff that just shouldn't have happened and I wouldn't think would happen again. 

Our deep passes are definitely a concern. I feel bad for Fitz because when he's hitting them they're being dropped, should have absolutely thrown some better passes though. Our WR's had their secondary on toast pretty much all day. I agree with EY that the O-line wasn't great but it certainly wasn't bad either. If it's a weakness, it's more to do with how strong the team is in pretty much every other area, the Patriots are strong up front and we kept them at bay for the most part, you're not going to totally dominate them. If you want to see a weak O-line, just look at the other team.

I know they have injuries but our defensive line ravaged them. Just went in dry. Mo was swatting away their guards like flies, it was hilarious. We actually got a bit conservative with the blitzing on their TD drive, not sure why as we were getting to Brady almost every time. That was the game I've been waiting to see from our line - Definitely want us to lock up all of those guys. Their short yardage runs never even stood a chance. I don't think people realise how well Brady played today, he did a phenomenal job of getting the ball away under pressure - twice Mo  was literally right in front of him as he got a 1st down. We made some very strange decisions with the coverage. Revis was completely taking Gronkowski away and we didn't stick with it - Was screaming at the TV when he motioned away from him on 4th down. Should have been following him everywhere.

It's very encouraging. We stand a chance against anyone right now. Still impossible to fully trust the team which could inexplicably do what they did against the Eagles and Raiders. I'd certainly fancy another shot at the Pats. Patriots fans might blame it all on the injuries but we could have won it in Foxboro too, had Marshall not played like he was tripping balls. 

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Yes, the Pats were banged up....but the Jets were clearly the better team on the field today.  It was actually very enjoyable to watch a Jet team legitimately better than a Pats team.

This wasn't the case of the Jets having things go their way and winning a fluke...Jets beat THIS Pats team 8 out of 10 times.  With Edelman and Amendola, I don't know but today...this wasn't a fluke...Fact is the Pats were lucky this was even close.

huh??? Good teams usually stay in games?. Not to take shine away to what looks to be a playoff team in the jets, but they needed o.t. to beat them after leading all game. 

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huh??? Good teams usually stay in games?. Not to take shine away to what looks to be a playoff team in the jets, but they needed o.t. to beat them after leading all game. 

I was referring to the talent on the field.  Games in the NFL are turned on a lot of factors and usually when the Pats lose there are mitigating factors that go against them.  Brady's talent typically overcomes most other teams talent levels - Making them the better team on the field.  Currently, the Jets are the better team...Again, 8 out of 10 times the Jets would beat this team.

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Crazy to think had Marshall not randomly played like a stoned alcoholic in Foxboro we'd be playing for the division next week.

Best Jets team I think I've seen in my time as a fan. I genuinely wouldn't fear any teams if we do make it. 

agreed , we're the hottest team in the afc and totally under the radar....we can play with any of these teams.

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Rookies Mauldin and Williams had very good games and are coming on at exactly the right time.  Mauldin has what, 4 or 5 sacks? If Bowles had started playing him more earlier he woul probably have 7 or 8.  Williams put good pressure on Brady all game and was a monster in the run game. 

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agreed , we're the hottest team in the afc and totally under the radar....we can play with any of these teams.

I throw up in my mouth just saying this but technically, the Chiefs are the hottest team in the AFC with 9 straight wins.  I honestly cannot fathom how that is possible but it is true.

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I was referring to the talent on the field.  Games in the NFL are turned on a lot of factors and usually when the Pats lose there are mitigating factors that go against them.  Brady's talent typically overcomes most other teams talent levels - Making them the better team on the field.  Currently, the Jets are the better team...Again, 8 out of 10 times the Jets would beat this team.

"currently" ? Meaning today only? You couldn't mean any other time? 

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I throw up in my mouth just saying this but technically, the Chiefs are the hottest team in the AFC with 9 straight wins.  I honestly cannot fathom how that is possible but it is true.

yea good call your right..i forgot about them...but I think we can play with them also.

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I throw up in my mouth just saying this but technically, the Chiefs are the hottest team in the AFC with 9 straight wins.  I honestly cannot fathom how that is possible but it is true.

They started 1-5.

It's f*cking insane what's happening. 

I'd say Arrowhead would probably be the toughest place to go in the playoffs, for the Jets at least. Every team looks pretty vulnerable. Could be 3 of the 6 AFC teams with starting QB's injured or out. 

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They started 1-5.

It's f*cking insane what's happening. 

I'd say Arrowhead would probably be the toughest place to go in the playoffs, for the Jets at least. Every team looks pretty vulnerable. Could be 3 of the 6 AFC teams with starting QB's injured or out. 

And more confusing is they started this run roughly around when they lost their best player in Jamaal Charles.  It's the greatest mystery in sports right now.  But yeah, they don't really scare me.  Then again, that's the definition of 'under the radar'...

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"currently" ? Meaning today only? You couldn't mean any other time? 

The game in Foxboro could have gone either way. If Marshall doesn't have a case of the dropsies, we probably win.  Jets can play with the Pats; deal with it. 

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