Jets Win Battle of New York

first_imgEAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Coughlin and the New York Giants were looking to put the game away with a late fourth-down conversion.It ended up sparking the Jets, who appeared well on their way to a disappointing, mistake-filled loss.Rontez Miles intercepted Eli Manning’s pass on fourth-and-2 in the fourth quarter, and Ryan Fitzpatrick rallied the Jets from a 10-point deficit to win 23-20 in overtime Dec. 6 and stay on track in the AFC playoff hunt.“I thought they would kick the field goal, honestly,” said Miles, echoing the sentiment of many Giants fans, who booed the decision — and the lack of execution — at MetLife Stadium.“If we scored there on fourth-and-2, then we push the score up to where maybe they can’t beat us with whatever,” Coughlin said. “So we’re up 17. I stand by it.”Randy Bullock cut the Jets’ deficit to seven on the next series, and Fitzpatrick hit Brandon Marshall for a 9-yard touchdown with 27 seconds remaining to tie it, capping a 71-yard drive.Bullock kicked a 31-yard field goal on the first possession of overtime. Josh Brown then missed his first attempt in 26 tries this season, giving the Jets the stunning win that sent the Giants (5-7) to their third straight loss.“For us to come from behind, it shows some grit,” coach Todd Bowles said. “During the season, that’s the mark of a good team, so we finally got to that point. I’m just happy it was today.”A 43-yard kickoff return by Dwayne Harris and a 20-yard pass to Odell Beckham Jr. on fourth down from the Giants 46 set up Brown’s 48-yard attempt that sailed wide left.“It was time for one of these games to go our way,” said Marshall, who had 12 catches for 131 yards.Fitzpatrick combined with Bilal Powell, who had eight catches for 91 yards, on a 25-yard TD pass for the Jets’ other touchdown.Bullock had three short field goals, the last capping a drive Fitzpatrick kept alive with an 11-yard pass to Eric Decker and passes of 13 and 10 to Marshall and 17 to Decker late.“There was always just a great belief in the huddle,” Fitzpatrick said, “a great belief on the sideline that we could come back and take this thing.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer) TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Superlatives: Purdue

first_imgPhoto Attribution: US PresswirePhoto Attribution: US PresswireWinners: Big 12 aficionados, Alabama (Purdue lost to ND by three!), Clint Chelf, Heart of Dallas (great performance), everybody that beat OSU this year (they look really good now), QB ratings, Bill Young’s stock, J.W. Walsh (winning me over).Losers: everyone who woke up, B1G football, college football lovers (eight months of darkness), ACLs, Joe Randle fans (he’s gone), Gundy’s future OC (he thinks calling plays is easy now), Cotton Bowl vendors, fans who had to watch on TV (the awful announcing was chart-topping).Uni Heisman: I’ll let Quinn have it. I don’t think he’s ever won it and the all-black with white kicks was pretty good. Best play: probably the best play of Isaiah Anderson’s life. Best player: Chelf, he was terrific. Of course, it’s easy to be efficient when nobody on the team you’re playing has ever broken five in the 40.Best quote: Shoot, I’m going to coach until someone tells me I can’t. -Bill YoungBest photo: The one up top — that small man in the middle next to the kid in the orange hoodie makes $3.5 million to tell 19-year-olds where to run. Crazy.Tweeter of the game: Andrew Mitchell won this with one tweet at the very end of the game…What time does the #okstate game start?— andrew mitchell (@andrewmitch) January 1, 2013Stat of the night: Hard to overstate this, but pending the Ole Miss/Pitt game — OSU is now the all-time college football leader in bowl win percentage. Like, including all the teams.“KD lookalike” award: Mr. Gundy…Screen shot 2013-01-04 at 10.01.42 AMIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more