Monday, December 6, 2010
Thoughts on Pats-Jets Tonight
Bob Kraft is calling tonight's Patriots-Jets game the biggest regular season game in his 17 year ownership of the New England Patriots. I tend to agree. Heres a rundown of what's on the line tonight:
• The obvious - Home field vs Wild Card. With both teams at 9-2 and New England already controlling the tie-breaker over the 9-3 Steelers this game means a whole boat-load for home field in the playoffs. And then you factor this in; the loser of this game will be relegated to a wild card position and most likely have to go IN to Indianapolis in the first round and beat Peyton Manning on the road in the playoffs. That's the difference between taking a top-5 girl in your class to the prom who you're in love with and you KNOW is DTF VS. taking your friend that sits next to you in math class who's pretty good looking and in the back of your mind you know if you both get a little drunk maybe you'll be able to take it all the way but the odds are stacked against you. Big difference.
• Mental edge. Say these teams do meet again in the playoffs with the winner of tonight's game with home field in that game. Not out of the question by the way. The Jets have already beaten the Pats on their home field and if they win again tonight they will have the clear mental edge in the playoffs. Belichick has never been swept by a divisional opponent with Brady as his quarterback and you have to believe if he does tonight, especially to Rex and the Jets, it will knock him off his game a bit. On the other hand, the Pats have beaten the Ravens, Steelers, Colts, and Chargers. All that's left is the Jets. With a win tonight, why wouldn't they believe they can go into the playoffs and run train on every team Ray-J to Kim Kardashian style.
• With a W, Rex Ryan will absolutely unleash the most ferocious eating binge any of us have seen. I'd be shocked if he didn't walk up the podium with a massive chicken wing smothered in gravy and some chocolate covered onion rings.
• Jets win and Mark Sanchez might, depending on how he plays, be considered a good to great quarterback and he might have the stats and wins to back it up. As much as it pains me to say this Dirty has been playing clutch football as of late. Not great football but clutch football. If he pulls out another win tonight every media outlet in New York will have a collective orgasm.
• Pats win and maybe Giselle goes a little crazy and shows off her knockers twice in one week. I mean, if you haven't seen these puppies by now you haven't been alive so maybe she'll just say screw it and start making it a weekly showing. Crazier things have happened.
Prediction: Pats 24 Jets 17. Brady throws for 250 and 2 TDs and Pats control the tempo through the air.