Zzzzzz….zzzzzzz…….zzzzzz….huh…what…there was a football game played, you say?
In a game that featured offenses that are capable of producing synamic performances, the only scoring the Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets did came courtesy of Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby. His three field goals were good enough to seal the Jets’ fate as the Packers left New Jersey with a 9-0 victory.
Gang Green was allegedly coming off it’s bye week, but it certainly looked as though it was still on it during the game. The offense couldn’t muster up any momentum via either the ground or the air. Quarterback Mark Sanchez converted only 16 of 38 attempts and tossed two interceptions. LaDainian Tomlinson led the rushing attack with 54 yards.
The defense held up it’s end of the bargain. They sacked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers twice and held Green Bay to only 237 net yards.
The Jets recivers certainly didn’t aid Sanchez’s cause. They dropped at least four passes and neither interception was the quarterback’s direct fault. The officials’ rulings also went against the Jets and, though it’s unprofessional to blame a loss on blown calls, there is a case to be made here.
About the only bright spot for New York was that LaDainian Tomlinson joined Walter Payton as the only two players in NFL history with 13,000 yards rushing and 4,000 yards receiving.
Up next for the Jets is a matchup with the suddenly resurgent Detroit Lions. The game should feature an excellent battle between Calvin “Megatron” Johnson and the Jets’ Darrelle Revis. Though the Lions have been kittens the past few years, this is definitely not a game that New York can afford to look past.
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Written by Frank Mazzola