New York Jets Vs. New England Patriots X-Factor? Try Antonio Cromartie

January 14, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Analysts will dissect how the New York Jets are going to beat the New England Patriots in a few days.
They will talk about Mark Sanchez needing to play better than he did in the Wild Card Game.
They will talk about the Jets needing to establish the running game.
They will talk about the defense trying to disrupt Tom Brady.
These are obvious points that anyone can say. What’s more interesting is the X-factor in the game.
Most of the time, that role is important in the playoffs. There are always unheralded playoff heroes that people never talk about in the regular season.
In the Jets’ playoff victory against the Indianapolis Colts, it was Antonio Cromartie who served as the X-factor.  He returned kicks after Brad Smith injured his quad in that game.
It was Cromartie that had a 41-yard kickoff return to start the third quarter. It gave the Jets a good opportunity to tie the game at seven, and they made the most of it on the play of LaDai...

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