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The Jets got a pretty big gift from the Steelers during their bye week.
By beating up the Patriots at Heinz Field, the Steelers gave the Jets a shot at vaulting themselves back into the race for the AFC East crown over the next two weeks.
It also helped that the Steelers made the Patriots' defense look about as vulnerable as a newborn gazelle in the Serengeti, although we still need to see quite a bit more from the Jets offense before we're ready to suggest they can take full advantage.
The biggest help might have been that the Steelers ignored their four straight losses to the Pats and their miserable history against Tom Brady by taking a different approach to the game.
They didn't run their patented zone blitzes every down and concentrated on possessing the ball as long as possible to bring about a different result.
That's the more significant piece because the Jets are facing their own nasty little history in Buffalo this Sunday. It is the history of two st...
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The Steelers broke out a new game plan to stop Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense, and they executed it as well as any defense has against New England in quite some time. It was so effective that the Patriots are going to have to prove they can defeat similar schemes in the coming weeks because Pittsburgh's defensive looks will surely be replicated by the Patriots' future...
Joe Namath and Rex Ryan are the Bickersons.
The Pittsburgh Steelers found a way to beat Tom Brady: Don't let him get the ball.
With an assist from Rex Ryan, the Steelers might have written the blueprint Sunday on how to slow down Tom Brady enough to beat the Patriots.The Giants and Jets will be the first to find out, considering they are the next two opponents on the Patriots’ schedule starting with...
Eli Manning created some waves this summer putting himself in the same class with Tom Brady in a radio interview.
It was instant tabloid material.
How could Manning be in the same elite class with Brady?
Eli had only won one Super Bowl compared to Brady's three, and the New York Giants were entering this season after missing the playoffs a very un-Brady-like two straight years...
FOR ALL THE bad vibes surrounding the Jets a month ago, here’s the truth for Rex Ryan’s team coming out of its bye week: Believe it or not, Gang Green is positioned to take control of the AFC East.
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Eli Manning said Wednesday he didn't regret saying in August that he was in the same class of quarterbacks as Tom Brady. Manning, the Giants quarterback who will visit Gillette Stadium on Sunday, said it was a matter of being confident in his own ability as a player. "The question was if I thought I was an elite quarterback, and basically, I was just saying...
We have just about completed eight weeks of the regular season, passed the Patriots’ bye week, and I think we can honestly say that we’re not sure exactly what we have in this team. Are they a Super Bowl team? A playoff team? The Pittsburgh Steelers exposed weaknesses on both sides of the ball, especially on the defense. The aggressive man-to-man, blitzing defense slowed down...
FLORHAM PARK–By all accounts, this week’s practices have been a lot more productive than the ones the team had last year coming off the bye week. The team had some live hitting drills on Wednesday and, across the board, Rex Ryan and his players feel good about what they’ve done so far.
Mark Sanchez said last year that the practices weren’t good and “it showed on Sunday...
SportsNite coverage from last night of sound from Rex Ryan, Nick Mangold, and Darrelle Revis.
I know the agreement is up next year, but this deal isn't going anywhere. I know some fans would love it to, but for the Bills to get almost double on their return for a home game, something will be worked out. Yes, it will probably be for a lower number than last time around, but I think this is the norm. Sure, it may change after Ralph Wilson dies, but as I've written before...
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/ny-giants-barely-beat-miami-dolphins-play-better-england-patriots-article-1.969543?localLinksEnabled=falseNew York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will need a better performance from his team next Sunday against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.By Gary Myers - NY Dailynews 10/31/11
Eli Manning still has no regrets about the bold statement he made on the radio in August that set up a storyline for his entire season. In hindsight, he said, he was simply being “honest” when he said he was a Top 5 quarterback who belonged in Tom Brady’s class.
“I’m usually not into the ...