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January 11, 2010

Jets beat Bengals for second time in two weeks.: Advance to face the Chargers.

posted by Joey Michaels to football at 03:07 AM - 11 comments

Just that the Jets deserve some love here, too.

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:07 AM on January 11

When the Jaguars beat the Jets earlier this year, I thought they were done. The Jets and Ravens are both capable of going on the road and winning next weekend. They're hot at the right time.

posted by rcade at 08:48 AM on January 11

I can't decide if the Jets are good or if the Bengals are bad.

posted by bperk at 11:14 AM on January 11

I can't decide if the Jets are good or if the Bengals are bad.

Yes.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:25 AM on January 11

The stat line of the game is Sanchez's: 12/15 for 182 yards, no INTs and 1 TD. With an assist to OC Brian Schottenheimer for calling a great game.

The Jets can go as far as Sanchez (Schottenheimer) can take them. That may seem counterintuitive with a team that is based on defense and the run game.

But, at this level of competition, other teams can score on the defense and/or put 8 or 9 in the box to stuff the run (See: The Jets 10-7 loss to Atlanta). So Sanchez will need to make plays and, more importantly, make no mistakes.

And thanks Joey.

posted by cjets at 11:35 AM on January 11

And thanks Joey.

Where I grew up (Fairfield County, Connecticut), you're either a Patriots fan or a Jets fan. I'm the former, but my dad has been a lifelong Jets fan (well, for the life of the Jets). Got to root for my dad's team when my team unless they're playing mine. Let's go Jets!

posted by Joey Michaels at 12:14 PM on January 11

The look on Marvin Lewis's face when Shayne Graham missed his second gimme field goal of the second half was priceless. I'm not generally one to pin losses on one player, but he wasn't doing the Bengals any favors when they were trying to mount a comeback against a tough Jets defense. Beyond that, I have no sympathy for kickers who miss short field goals or extra points.

posted by bender at 12:42 PM on January 11

I would, sadly, classify that Bengals team as bad. It's not the same team that steamrolled the AFC North this season. I have no idea what happened to Carson Palmer's mechanics at the end of the year, but he was a far cry from the premiere quarterback that he's been for some time now. His line allowed him absolutely zero time to set and throw, and even when they did, he missed high all day. The receiving corps was decimated by injury, and when they did manage to get open and Palmer found them, they'd drop pretty catchable balls. Maualuga's value to the defense was pretty apparent the entire game, as was his replacement's (injured on opening kick.)

That being said, Cedric Benson torched a good Jets defense without any threat to pass, and the Bengals were a couple of missed chip shots and an Ochocinco drop away from winning that game. I don't think that bodes well for the Jets out west.

The Bengals will be back next year with healthy tight ends and linebackers, and if they can somehow get a hold of a legitimate deep threat (Henry's absence due to injury largely coincided with Palmer's demise) and maybe a pass rusher (Odom will miss next year, too, with his torn achilles) they'll get another shot at the playoffs.

posted by tahoemoj at 01:01 PM on January 11

That booth was the worst I have ever heard calling an NFL game. Ken Hammond repeatedly called players by the wrong name, Joe Gibbs is a tongue-tied mess and Joe Theismann, well, he's Joe Theismann.

I did enjoy it, though, when Theismann said, "Carson Palmer's been high all day."

Sure as hell looked like it.

Oh, and can we put to rest any lingering discussion that Chad Johnson (I'm changing his name back for him since he doesn't have the balls to stick to his word) is a top-tier receiver? Darrelle Revis or not, that was a pathetic showing, especially on the pick, where Johnson made no effort to help on the tackle.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:07 PM on January 11

That booth was the worst I have ever heard calling an NFL game. Ken Hammond repeatedly called players by the wrong name, Joe Gibbs is a tongue-tied mess and Joe Theismann, well, he's Joe Theismann.

I had to put the sound down on and off the whole game. That was dreadful.

I'm surprised that more of this loss hasn't been put on Palmer. He was terrible. I understand that he lost Henry, but it is not excuse. He has a fantastic running game, so what is his problem? I remember him being a much better QB than what he has been recently.

posted by bperk at 01:34 PM on January 11

Palmer has been psyched out ever since his knee injury in his first playoff game against the steelers. It's obvious that he's afraid of being hit like that again and that he doesn't trust his line.

To make things worse, with the loss of Chris Henry, the Bengals don't have a tall, fast end zone threat wide receiver. TJ Houshmanzadeh was tall and had great hands, now he's in Seattle.

posted by insomnyuk at 10:33 PM on January 12

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