Joseph La Rosa
Two summers ago, the New York Jets starred on the HBO series Hard Knocks, which showed the summer camp held by the potential Superbowl champions for the upcoming season. Now, halfway through the third season following the show, they have come up short two seasons in a row and are now behind the New England Patriots for the lead in AFC East, having lost Sunday, November 13th’s, game 37-16 to the Pats. The Jets struggled on both sides of the ball, with Sanchez throwing two interceptions, one that was returned for a touchdown, and the defense letting up 30 of the points scored by New England. After a loss like that, coach Rex Ryan must have something to say to back his team up before they face the Broncos, who are 3 and 1 under Tim Tebow, in Thursday, Novemeber 17th’s, showdown.
And, what about the “Dream Team?” With a current record of three wins and 6 losses, the Philadelphia Eagles reached the “must win every game” point of their season three weeks ago and have now blown their lead in the fourth quarter five times this season. On Sunday, November 13th, the Eagles fell to the Arizona Cardinals when John Skelton threw for a five-yard touchdown pass with less than two minutes remaining. Now, if the “Dream Team” has any hope of making the playoffs, it must win every one of their remaining games. The Eagles will face the New York Giants this Sunday, November 20th, and the New England Patriots the following Sunday, November 27th, so don’t get your postseason hopes up too high if you’re a Philly fan.