“We made too many mistakes to beat them.”
Those were the words spoken by an emotional Rex Ryan after the Jets dropped a 29-26 OT decision to the Patriots Sunday in overtime. The Green & White weren’t given a chance to win this game by the outside world and yet they very nearly pulled it off. But close only gets you so far and the Jets are sure to lament their miscues tonight.
New York’s AFC representative got off to a great start on the road with a 1-yard scoring run from
Trailing 14-7 in the 2nd stanza, the Jets started a drive at their 12.
Jets Nation had to be seeing red in the third quarter. The Jets had a lovely drive to start the 2nd half, moving 65 yards on 11 plays. But on 3rd-and-goal from the 3, the Jets came up empty through the air as Sanchez couldn’t hook up with
The Pats immediately answered and finished in the Red Zone with a TD. An
But the Jets rallied and appeared poised to take an improbable late lead. Sanchez, who played gutsy all afternoon and finished with a season-high 328 yards, had bad luck when rookie
“I should have caught it,” said the dejected rookie.
“It was a physical mistake,” added Sanchez. “He ran a hell of a route and he might have turned and scored on that thing. That hurt. I was just about ready to look away to look at the sideline for the next play and the ball came out.
Mike Westhoff’s special teams unit got some redemption on Folk’s kickoff that followed as
“You can’t kick field goals against this team,” said Sanchez.
The bitter defeat came in the extra session when Rob Ninkovich stripped the ball from Sanchez during a sack and recovered for the hosts.
"We didn't finish, we didn't execute throughout the whole game," said S
A most painful loss. But the big picture says the Pats did what they were supposed to do by holding serve at home. Hopefully the Jets aren’t in as giving a mood on Thanksgiving Night at MetLife Stadium.