Posts Tagged ‘New York Jets’

Off Target: Tom Brady, Patriots Passing Game Miss Window of Opportunity vs. Jets

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Tom Brady and the Patriots passing game left several plays on the field against the Jets in Week 7. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

The New York Jets’ 30-27 overtime defeat of the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium ended in controversy, but what’s lost in the Week 7 rubble is what led up to it.

Long before Jets kicker Nick Folk converted the deciding second-chance field goal from 42 yards out, and long before Patriots rookie defensive tackle Chris Jones was flagged for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a missed field goal from 56 yards out, New England – up 21-10 at halftime – had offensive chances to secure victory.

Those chances turned into missed chances. And although the rushing corps complied 90 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, the Patriots offense finished a humbling 1-for-12 on third down and kept the defense on the field for 46 minutes of game clock.

It was a disparity that, fair or not, hinged on the arm of quarterback Tom Brady and his ability to synchronize with receivers.


New York Jets at New England Patriots: Ten Keys to Week 2

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

New England will defend against its second rookie quarterback in as many weeks, Jets second-round pick Geno Smith. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

The New England Patriots host the New York Jets tonight in a contest which will determine the current leader of the AFC East. Both teams narrowly escaped from their games last weekend via last-second field goals, and tonight’s contest may be closer than anticipated as well, owing to a recent string of Patriots injuries which has cast some doubt over their ability to score the ball as consistently as they have in the past. Read on for ten keys to what should be a competitive divisional matchup.


Musket Blasts: Patriots and NFL Draft Links, 7/30

Monday, July 30th, 2012
Patriots Training Camp Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez is getting plenty of work at Patriots Training Camp. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday as I choose my five favorite New England Patriots and NFL Draft links to share. Feel free to submit your own links in the comments.


New York Jets Ready to Compete With Patriots Again: Enemy Week

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
Tom Brady Patriots Jets

The Jets will have their work cut out for them as long as Tom Brady is under center. (Photo: US Presswire)

Guest Editor: Ryan Alfieri (

For the first time in the Rex Ryan era, the Jets were unable to beat the Patriots even one time last season.

Let’s be honest: losing to Rex Ryan’s Jets makes Patriots fans sick to their stomach, more so than losing to the Bills or Dolphins. Just the sight of Mark Sanchez throwing up his finger in celebration causes nausea.


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