Jets vs. Patriots: Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez and New York Knock Off Brady and Pats

January 17, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Everyone knew what was coming. Over the years, many games have been played where the New England Patriots took until the second half to show up and dominate—the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, the Miami Dolphins on Monday night come to mind from this season.  
And sure enough, at the end of the third quarter, the Patriots showed signs of life. Tom Brady drove New England down the field, hitting receiver after receiver, Benjarvous Green-Ellis ran through tackles and Danny Woodhead bounced off would-be tacklers, until Brady hit Alge Crumpler for a touchdown. Then, the Patriots direct-snapped to Sammy Morris for a two-point conversion, and for moments, the score was within three.
Not to be outdone, though, sensational young quarterback Mark Sanchez took the New York Jets and scored a responding touchdown off of a beautiful fade to wide receiver Santonio Holmes, widening the gap to two scores again.
Brady and the Patriots gamely fought back on the next possess...

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