Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Yikes. Although I was confident going into last nights game against the boys from New Jersey, I didn't see a 42 point victory on the horizon. From the beginning of the first quarter it was all over. Trailing 3-0, the Jets attempted a 53 yard field goal, and Nick Folk shanked yet another huge kick for NY. They wouldn't get another chance to catch the Pats, or score any points for that matter.
Tom was almost perfect for the second week in a row, throwing for over 300 yards and 4 TDs on 21-29 passing. The law firm of BenJarvus Green-Ellis had another solid game, adding 72 yards and a couple scores. Brady was able to spread the ball around effortlessly to all of his receivers, shredding the Jets highly touted D like fresh mozzarella.
What I think was most important about this win was the complete evolution that the defense has undergone with the additions of all the rookies and second year players. The secondary is playing with unheralded confidence while the linebackers, led by Jerod Mayo have been consistently controlling the middle of the field. Mark "Franchise" Sanchez looked flustered at all times and ended the game with a laughable 27.8 passer rating. The Pats now find themselves in the driver's seat for the AFC East and the AFC's best record. Next stop on the Belichick express? Chicago. All aboard.