Hello all and Happy New Year, been slacking cause of the holidays but I'm back. Here's the first one-timer of the new year:
THE JETS ARE COMING!!! On Saturday, the Jets and Colts squared off during Wild Card Weekend. Both teams played tough, trying to earn a spot in next weeks divisional match ups. With under 3 minutes left, Mark Sanchez and the Jets got the ball down 2 points due to a great offensive drive by Peyton Manning. Sanchez looked calm, cool, and collected as he drove his offense down field, completing 3 passes for 38 yards. LT looked like himself again, rushing for 87 yards and two touchdowns. Sanchez made a great pass to Braylon Edwards to get the Jets in field goal range. As Sanchez let the clock run down to 3 seconds, the Jets took a time out to bring on the field goal unit. Nick Folk stepped on to the field to attempt a potential 51-yard field goal. Since the game was in Indy's dome, a 51 yarder is very makeable. With a great snap and hold, Folk was able to chip it through the uprights as time expired to punch their one-way ticket to New England next weekend. BRING ON THE JETS BABY!!!!
In other wild card action, the Ravens were able to pull off the road win in Kansas City to play next weekend in Pittsburgh. In the NFC, underdog Seattle was able to knock off defending world champion New Orleans Saints while Green Bay beat the Eagles in Philadelphia. Next weekend host some great NFL games. Outside of Pats-Jets on Sunday afternoon, another great game to watch could be the between the Packers and Falcons, which very likely could product the NFC Super Bowl Representative.
In other Boston news, the Bruins let Boston fans down once again as they took on the Canadians in Montreal. The Bruins were up 2-0 off of two goals by Patrice Bergeron with 3 minutes left. At the three minute mark, Canadians were on the Power Play when former New Jersey Devil Scott Gomez sent a puck in from the point, deflecting off of two Bruins sneaking by Thomas in net. This Power Play goal but the Canadians on the board, cutting the defecit in half. With under a minute left, the Habs pulled their goalie to gain the extra skater. On the attack, Zdeno Chara intercepted a pass and sent the puck the length of the ice, missing the empty net by inches. After the icing, the Canadians won the faceoff in the Bruins' zone, and converted on a tip in by Brian Gionta to tie up the game, forcing OT. In overtime, Candian forward Max Pacioretty beat Tim Thomas top shell to clinch the victory.
The Bruins were able to get a point out of this game, but this may go down as the worst loss of the season. The Bruins are still in 3rd place in the East, but if they don't start scoring, they could be in some trouble coming down the stretch. We'll see if they can get it together tonight as the take on the Penguins in Pittsburgh.
The Celts lost a tough one to the Bulls yesterday, 90-79. They've had a tough swing the past week, with the Heat gaining lots of ground, as the top 5 seeds in the East are separated by 5 games. Although the case, Rondo came back and has been playing well, while Kendrick Perkins says he's under 3 weeks away from returning. Look for Delonte West to be back in action after the All Star break as well. Reinforcements are coming, should make for a great stretch run.
What to Watch : The BCS National Championship is finally being played tonight as #1 Auburn Tigers take on #2 Oregon Ducks. Should be a shoot out.
Till Next Time......