Jets shock the Chargers

January 17, 2010

Maybe people should start respecting the Jets….

Everyone laughed when just a few weeks ago Rex Ryan declared his Jet team the Super Bowl favorites.  I guess Rex isn’t so crazy anymore. 

The Jets are still playing, and the Chargers once again failed when it counted. 

When Offensive Coordinator Brian Schottenheimer asked Rex Ryan whether they were punting with a three-point lead and just over one minute to go, Rex had an answer. 

“F*ck that.  We’re f*cking going for it!” 

The Jets sealed the win with a Thomas Jones three yard run on 4th and 1, as Rex showed the confidence in his team that he has shown all season. 

Rex Ryan also isn’t afraid to say what’s on his mind, and had another message for the NFL analysts, media, and fans. 

”A matchup that probably nobody wanted, but too bad,” Ryan said. ”Here we come!”

How ironic that Gang Green will face a Colts team that in Week 16 could have knocked the Jets out of the playoffs.  Indianapolis pulled their starters late in the third quarter, and now New York is still standing and playing just as good as anyone else in the league. 

The upstart Jets, who have won seven of their last eight, advanced to the AFC championship game for the first time since 1999 when they blew a 10 point halftime lead and eventually lost to the Broncos.

”It’s a big win for our franchise, and we’re not done,” Mark Sanchez said.

Sanchez played OK, and after struggling in the first half regained his composure to throw a go-ahead, 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dustin Keller three plays into the fourth quarter. 

His fellow rookie Shonn Greene put the icing on the cake with a 53 yard touchdown run to give the Jets a 10 point lead with 7 minutes to go in the 4th.  Greene they struck the trademark L.T. pose in the end zone, sticking it to LaDainian and the rest of the bolts. 

The moment came just after Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie applied a cheap-ass elbow to Greene from behind.

The Chargers would score a touchdown of their own when Philip Rivers scored on a 1-yard QB sneak with just over two minutes remaining.  However, Kerry Rhodes recovered the ensuing onside kick, and the Jets ran out the clock after Thomas Jones’ three yard run on fourth and 1 from the San Diego 29. 

”We didn’t, obviously, play our best game and it’s disappointing,” said coach Norv Turner, who was trying to guide the No. 2-seeded Chargers to their second AFC title game in three seasons.

San Diego’s 11-game win streak ended, and they were held under 20 points for the first time all season. 

”It was the best defense I’ve played this year,” said LaDainian Tomlinson, who struggled to get anything going against the NFL’s top defensive unit. 

The turning point in the game for me was when Darrelle “should have been defensive player of the year” Revis made an unbelievable interception of Philip Rivers in the third quarter.  Revis broke up the pass intended for Vincent Jackson, and fell to the ground and caught the ball off Jackson’s leg at the same time.  I mean, how freakin’ good is this guy? 

Of course, “All-Pro” Nate Kaeding helped the Jets out once again, as he missed three field goals. 

2005 anyone???

So, thank you Nate Kaeding for being the choke-artist that you are. 

As a die-hard Jet fan, I am still in shock.  Who would have thought after the Jets were 4-6 that this same team would be one win away from the Super Bowl?

All week I had to hear how the Jets defense wasn’t that good, we had no offense, San Diego’s offense was too lethal to be contained, and Gang Green wouldn’t be able to make enough plays to win. 

I heard predictions of 28-10, 31-13, 34-17 and so on.   Sal Licatta, one of the engineers of Mike’d Up, took the Chargers -14.5. 

Well all you haters, including Mike Fatcessa, can f*cking suck it!!!

Who knows what will happen next week in Indy.  The Jets will once again be heavy underdogs and I will not guarantee nor do I expect victory. 

All I know is…right now…I’m on cloud 9.

And I’m not coming down anytime soon.

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