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As a writer for a Jets' blog, I sympathize with the inclination to say, "my team should have won, if only x, or if only y had happened. Nevertheless, its useful to remember that the other team had opportunities, too. For example, Sanchez, perhaps because of his ailing wing, overthrew three wide open receivers with a clear path to the end zone over the course of the game. If anyone of those three passes had been completed, the last second field goal isn't necessary; the Jets win easily. Also, the Colts defense was completely dominated in the second half. It's not a sure thing that the Jets wouldn't have been able to run the field anyway. As it was, they gained forty yards on four plays in thirty seconds or so. In addition, Folk might have made that fifty yarder. He hit a 56 yarder this season, and had hit seven straight over the last few games. So, while I sympathize, adn I may have to write an article just like this next week or the week after, we should all try to remember that the other side wears cleats, too.
andyavatar My story was not meant to take anything away from the Jets nor to suggest that there were not failed plays on both sides of the ball. This story was to suggest that if the Colts had done one or two things correctly that they did not do, the outcome would have been different as the game was played.
Congratulations for defeating the Colts on the road and for advancing in the playoffs. I am sure that it feels good to get redemption for last year.
This was a very uncharacteristic game for the Colts. I do not believe anyting I said in the story was inaccurate. And I did not write a story that intended to analyze everything the Jets did or did not do that they could have done.
That said, thank you for coming to Coltzilla. We appreciate your traffic and support, and look forward to our next meeting.