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  1. Theplayer

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    Should have been 7-0 Pats, Jets score next and it's 7-7. Pats probably don't go for the fake punt at 7-7 and the score is tied at the half instead of 14-3. Pats score next in the 3rd quarter and Jets would be playing from behind and the whole game changes.

    What I've learned from watching football is that small things make huge differences in games....especially in defensive games. Sanchez could not consistently move the ball down the field, the fake punt gave the Jets a short field and a TD.

    I know, what if this, what if that....but I do know that if Crumpler gets the TD, Pats don't fake punt and the game takes a completely different path. The key to winning that game was jumping out ahead early and having the Jets thinking "here we go again".
     
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    As true as most of that is, I've rewatched the first quarter and interception excluded, we were dominating on offense and defense.

    Sloppy plays cost us an early 14-0 lead.

    Poor throw on INT, bad drop by Capt Crump.
     
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    From Cold Hard Football Facts.. if you throw and interception your chances of winning decreases by 20%, and is even more significant in the playoffs..

    Nuf said.. as much as Crumpler was the scapegoat, there are other factors..
     
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    there were 3 game changers, and one for each of your units

    on offense, crumpler cost NE 4 points

    on special teams, the stupid fake punt call gave the jets 7 points

    and on defense that horrible catch and run they allowed to cotchery after NE's O just got back to down 14-11 , killed the pats momentum

    those 3 mistakes is why NE lost, that and the jets D really came to play
     
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    When Crumpler dropped that touchdown the whole atmosphere of the game changed. It was catastrophic and it even seemed so at the time. I'd also throw in the stupid benching of Welker. Not only was he not really benched, that half-assed punishement may have undercut his leadership. Instead of punishing him, it seem to confuse and unsettle the rest of the offense.
     
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    Also question the need for a clock killing 7+ minute drive in the 3rd quarter, just do what you do best and stop dicking around.. too much time off the clock with no payoff.

    My bro in law, a Minnesota fan, called me about 1/2 way through could not figure out what they were doing.. why didn't they go no huddle?? Was there no feeling of urgency...
     
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    We didn't jump ahead quickly on them. We let them stay close to us and momentum just built. Thats how the jets won all year.

    Gotta give them credit. They came prepared.

    Fake injuries to slow down the no huddle. Check the receivers at the LOS to throw off the timing.

    Mass DBs led to coverage sacks to throw off Brady.

    Classic pats rams gameplan.

    They physical we finesse...
     
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    Yup, 14-11 scoring a TD and 2 pointer and the defense lets up a huge play to Cotchery..Pats had all the momentum going there.
     
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    But to his credit he ran down Harris and saved the Pats 7 points.


    The Jets did not turn the ball over and the Pats did; if you discount the last Pats drive because the Jets were playing soft, the yardage was about equal. The failure to force turnovers and make big plays was the biggest difference in the game. The Chung fumble and Brady pick were much bigger than Crumpler's drop.
     
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    'Not jumping on them' is correct. That is how we won the last two months. Crumpler dropping that TD AND Brady throwing that foolish int were killers. We were driving it right down the field both times. 14-0 is what it should have been.......and THAT changes the game.
     
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    it really reminded me alot of some charger games i've seen

    our offense will sputter for about 3 qtrs, arrive in the 4th, just as the defense is collapsing
     
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    the brady int cost them 3-7 points on offense , and field position, because the jets didn't score a point off of it, so in that sense it could have been alot worse, but yeah, that did hurt
     
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    Crumpler dropped pass is a push because he made a tremendous tackle to save one on the interception.
     
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    Yeah, but the Patriots left 10-14 points off the scoreboard due to the Brady int and the Crumpler drop. The Jets would have never recovered if they were down 10-0 or 14-0 early, in my opinion Those things just did not happen in the regular season and unfortunately, the law of averages caught up to the Patriots at a most inopportune time.
     
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    let's face it, the pats left at least 10 pts. on the board. nice thing is we've got a huge draft coming up. 2 1sts, 2 2nds, and 2 3rds. looks pretty solid to me.
     
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    Crumplers dropped TD was jus the start of it. Dissapointing!
     
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    the interception cost NE 7 points and gave the Jets D something to pound their chests about.
     
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    Sanchez was looking shaky in the first quarter and had he been forced to put the ball in the air because they were down by 2 scores probably would've have led to what I believe is the real Sanchez and more int's.
     
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    Crumpler's drop certainly had an effect on the game. In addition, Brady's INT was horrible. If you look at the replay, it is really hard to tell what the heck he was doing on that screen. There were about 4 Jet players around BJGE and he threw it anyway....and, the pass was nowhere near BJGE.

    After that pick and the Crumpler drop, the game took on that feeling of "uh-oh...they are not going to win this game". Score could have been 14-0, then the Jets have to come from behind. We were going up and down the field and the D was stuffing them, then the pick and Crumpler drop.
     
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    Agreed. Jets themselves said the big difference is they got behind on MNF, and didn't yesterday.
     
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