New York Jets Dominate New England Patriots: To Heck with Conventional Wisdom

January 17, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I have completely lost patience with conventional wisdom and those who worship at its alter.
I am convinced that so-called “conventional wisdom” means absolutely nothing.  Conventional wisdom had it that it was impossible for the New England Patriots to lose at home in the playoffs to the New York Jets, especially after the Patriots dominated the Jets 45-3 just weeks earlier.
Heading into Sunday’s game, New England looked invincible, finishing the regular season 14–2 and going undefeated at home.  The Patriots at home in the playoffs are mortal locks, right?
Conventional wisdom mandated that New England’s heralded Tom Brady would easily outplay the Jets’ second-year quarterback Mark Sanchez.  Conventional wisdom also had it that Bill Belichick could not possibly be outcoached by a guy who is now America’s most famous admirer of feet.
The rules of conventional wisdom also dictate that great teams keep their mou...

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