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Rob Ninkovich knocked the ball out of Mark Sanchez's hand in overtime and lifted the New England Patriots into sole possession of first place in the AFC East.
The undersized defensive end got around right tackle Austin Howard and hit Sanchez high while Jermaine Cunningham got him low for a sack, sealing a 29-26 overtime victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.
New England had gone ahead on Stephen Gostkowski's 48-yard field goal on the first possession of overtime. With the Jets trying to drive for at least a tying field goal, the ball came loose from Sanchez's hand, Ninkovich pounced on it and Patriots coach Bill Belichick went out and patted Ninkovich on the helmet.
After a required replay, the ruling was upheld and the Patriots escaped with a win after blowing a 10-point lead in the last six minutes of the fourth quarter.
The day started with all four teams in the AFC East tied at 3-3, but the Patriots (4-3) edged the Jets (3-4) and the Buffalo Bills lost, while ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Stat Line: 28/41, 328 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception – 90.3 QB Rating, 68.3 completion percentage
Season Stats: 116/218, 1,453 yards, 9 touchdowns, 7 interceptions – 74.6 QB Rating, 53.2 completion percentage
I’m starting to develop a love/hate relationship with this column. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing about the Jets, I love participating in the Great Ongoing Quarterback...
Jim Nantz had a "senior moment" in the booth in the waning moments of the Patriots win over the Jets.
CBS's lead play-by-play man was convinced that the Jets had beat the Patriots on Sunday night after Rob Ninkovich strip sacked Mark Sanchez to clinch the game for New England.
The usually flawless Nantz declared that it was a "stunner" and...
With critics pointing the finger at Mark Sanchez's mental mistakes and lack of consistency Sunday in Foxboro, it seems as though there's plenty of blame to go around from the Jets' Week Seven loss.
The New York Jets lost a brutally painful game today to New England, in one that will be intensely debated about and vented over the next few days. Let’s try to go over a few key points of contention -
- Mark Sanchez finished 28/41 for 328 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Throughout the game he made impressive throws into tight windows and pushed the ball down the field...
ESPNBoston, Mike ReissIn a celebratory postgame locker room, Bill Belichick referred to defensive end/linebacker Rob Ninkovich as the "Jet Killer" because he once again came up big against the Jets. Ninkovich had two interceptions in a game against the Jets last season, and one thing that stood out from watching him Sunday -- when he came up big on the final play of overtime...
Rob Ninkovich made arguably the defensive play of the season, when he and fellow New England Patriot defender Jemaine Cunningham combined to bring down NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez, forcing a game ending overtime fumble in the process. Today, head coach Bill Belichick spoke about the game clinching play.Belichick and Ninkovich celebrate"It’s something that we talk about and work...
Mark Sanchez has had a rough week. First the Jets' quarterback lost a heartbreaker to New England in overtime on Sunday, and now his relationship with actress Eva Longoria has reportedly ended. Longoria's representative told TMZ that the couple has officially broken up after "several months of dating." There's no word on who broke up with who yet...
Just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong for Jim Nantz at the end of Sunday's Jets-Patriots game. As the referee was reviewing the game's final play to seal a Patriots victory after a Mark Sanchez fumble, Nantz called the result a "stunning" victory... which is a bizarre thing to say seeing as how the Patriots were the ones favored at home. Things...
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said much maligned quarterback Mark Sanchez played “really outstanding in most of the game” in a 29-26 overtime loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. … Continue reading →
CBS announcer Jim Nantz loves to script his endings, and in this case, it looks like the practice backfired on him.
Nantz completely butchered his call for the ending of the New England Patriots-New York Jets game on Sunday, saying not once, but twice that the Jets had won. The Jets, in fact, lost 29-26 in overtime when Mark Sanchez lost a fumble following a Patriots field goal...
This Jets-Patriots drunk fan fight from yesterday’s game normally wouldn’t get posted, but we thought it was worth noting how worthless the Gillette Stadium security is. Notice the urgency from the yellow coats. Taking their good time as guys are flipping over rows of seats.
Look, we’re all for Jets fan getting his ass kicked because he probably deserves it. However, if I...
After the Jets crushing loss to the Patriots on Sunday, all Jets fans seemed to fit squarely into one of two categories: Either you were happy with the way the team played, showing fight, never quitting, and going toe-to-toe with the Patriots in Foxboro, OR you pulled the “there are no moral victories!” card, bashed Mark Sanchez for his costly fumble, and said a loss is a loss...
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Sigh…yesterday’s NY Jets 26-29 OT loss to the New England Patriots was tough to digest. Actually, it still is. Mark Sanchez and co. had so many opportunities to pull out the win, but just couldn’t get it done. And as everyone knows, when you’re playing against Tom Brady, you have to play for the win. Not for the tie, or not to...
Gostkowski's 48-yard field goal in overtime on the Patriots' first possession was too much pressure for Mark Sanchez and the Jets as the Patriots' 29-26 win put them in first place in the AFC East. Rob Gronkowski's two touchdowns helped put the Jets away. Shonn Greene opened up the score giving the Jets the lead at 8:55 in the first quarter after rushing one yard...
Jim Nantz is either losing his mind or not paying attention to the game he's calling. It's one thing if you have a brain-fart and slip up, but Nantz obviously thought the Jets won the game.
First he called the game a "stunner" won by the "biggest underdog of the day in the league." Umm Jim, pretty sure the Pats weren't home dogs, so what the hell...