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Monday Night Football Recap, Jets vs. Texans by Dutch
October 9, 2012, 3:00 pm
Filed under: Sports

This game was supposed to be a blowout.  No one really cared if the Jets players actually showed up for the game.  It didn’t make any difference.  The 5-0 power house Texans against a disorganized, injury ravaged, beaten up Jets squad who just got bent over a barrel and pounded by the 49ners a week earlier.  Well, that wasn’t the case.

The Jets were one Jeff Cumberland catch away from tying the game but he dropped the ball into the waiting arms of Texan, Kareem Jackson, to seal the deal.  The Jets fought tooth and nail all night to stay with the Texans.  Even returning a kickoff 100 yards for a Joe McKnight touchdown.

But it was mental mistakes by the Jets and pure luck to the Texans.  The Jets had to take two timeouts in the second half due to substitution miscommunications and a tipped Sanchez pass right before halftime that turned into an interception.  You could tell the Jets were very frustrated after the game with Chaz Schilens saying “It’s not going the right way right now. Turnovers. It’s like unbelievable turnovers. BS ones,” Schilens said. “I’m sorry. They’re a great team, but tipped balls and things like that. Give me a break.”

It’s true.  Tipped balls that turn into interceptions feel like the biggest robbery when you’re on offense.  But they go both ways.  In the end, the Jets had a chance to tie.  With 2 minutes left, Sanchez threw to Cumberland which seemed like a sure touchdown but the ball ricocheted off his hands and into the Texans posession.  Final score, Texans 23 – Jets 17.

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