Wayne Chrebet’s 10th blog of the season for newyorkjets.com:
Well, that was exciting. In that last quarter, I can’t lie, I was thinking to myself, “Do we have enough time to come back and win the game?” Well, we found out. The Jets played some serious football in the fourth quarter. Ugly game. When you can overcome five fumbles, an interception and 11 penalties for 99 yards, it’s a good win.
Like the stars were aligned, things just worked out. Everything that needed to happen, happened. Some clutch catches. LT being able to get out of bounds and drawing a 15-yard personal foul penalty. Seriously. I wasn’t on the field but you know LT has to go out of bounds. He’s not lowering his shoulder. Why hit him? Bad play. Very fortunate for the Jets. Sometimes you need things like that to happen. Like I said, the stars were aligned Sunday afternoon in Detroit.
Not that I believe in astrology. I don’t. Trust me. But I did check my horoscope today. To sum up: My professional life will be good and someone unusual will charm me. (Not sure what that means but the lady behind the counter at Dunkin Donuts did give me the eye.) It ends with, and I quote, “You will be tormented, melancholy, menaced, overwhelmed by an inexplicable dark feeling that something awful is going to happen”. Good Lord, I hope not! I don’t think many of you will be interested in my personal life. I just found it comical. To get back to the point I was trying to make, there is something special about this team. With the way that they have won some of these games, they have some great karma going on. Terrible paragraph this is, but I found it humorous. Don’t kill me in the responses, just trying to brighten your day with my potentially doomed future.
So 6-2. On to Cleveland. If the Lions were the best 2-5 team in the NFL going into last week’s game, then the Browns are the best 3-5 team that there is in the league. They are playing very good football right now against some pretty good teams. They’ve beaten the Saints (in New Orleans no less) and beat the Patriots by 20 last week in Cleveland. That’s a good old-fashioned beatdown.
I saw some highlights. This running back that they have, Peyton Hillis, is really impressive. This is his third year out of Arkansas. Can’t say that I’ve seen him play before. He ran for 184 yards this past week vs. the Patriots. He’s no one-hit wonder. He also ran for 144 yards at Baltimore earlier in the year. This kid runs hard, really hard. He’s a bull. One stat that I saw, though, was that he has fumbled four times and lost three of them. Hopefully we can get one of those.
All around they have a very solid group that plays smart. Rookie QB Colt McCoy is another big reason for the turnaround the last two weeks. I watched him a lot when he played last year at Texas. That kid is a winner. Not the biggest, but still can be a special QB in the league if he is put in the right situation. He has that right now. I don’t think he’ll throw for 300 yards, but he can beat you playing within himself and he is a very good runner. I’m looking forward to see how he fares against the Jets defense this week.
I think that it will be a great game. Tough place to play with a young, smart team that has really turned their season around and is playing like they have nothing to lose. Very dangerous, just like a lot of other teams that we’ve played. The Jets play their best and they’ll be coming home 7-2. Back in the Meadowlands. Right where they want to be.
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