Congratulations to the New York Jets players and staff for their big win against New England. You’re now where you wanted to be — first place in the AFC East.
The facts of the game tell the whole story, The Jets never trailed the entire game, building a lead of 24-6 at one time in the second quarter. Brett Favre was 26-for-33, 2 TDs, 258 yards and NO INTS. The Jets rushed for 140 yards, compared to 125 yards for the Patriots.
I know what everyone is thinking: How did the Jets allow New England back in the game? Well, New England is not the St. Louis Ram. They don’t roll over, they have a rich tradition and a great deal of pride. That’s why they’ve won three Super Bowls in the previous seven years. That’s why they went 18-0 last year: pride and respect for themselves.
That’s why this was such a big win.
The Jets could have felt sorry for themselves when the Patriots tied the score, but they didn’t. They could have felt sorry for themselves when the game went into overtime after a great catch by Randy Moss, but they didn’t. This team is different.
Being different doesn’t always mean winning more games.
Being different means believing in one another and fighting till the end, whether it’s 60 minutes of football or even overtime.
Being different is believing in the game plan and executing it.
Being different is leadership, guys like Favre, Faneca, Woody, Jones, Washington, Jenkins, Ellis, Barton, Revis and Rhodes to name a few.
Being different is not allowing fans to say "the same old Jets". It’s OK to be different.
You really want to be different? Do what no one has been able to do …
Beat the TITANS!!!!!!!!!
Remember you have something special here. Build on it, one game at a time.
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