Football Open Thread: Jets at Chargers

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With 11 wins in their last 11 games, the Chargers are the hottest team in football. The Jets, however, come in with some momentum, beating the Bengals twice to make it this far. Can Darrelle Revis shut down Vincent Jackson? Can the defense that allowed the fewest points this year stop the offense that scored the fourth most? Well, they say defense wins championships. Let’s see if the Jets’ takes them closer to one.

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  • Riddering

    This weekend: teams with momentum 0-3, teams without momentum 3-0.

    • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

      Overall record of NFL Playoff Teams: 3-3.

      Your mind, it is blown.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Overall record of NFL Playoff Teams: 3-3 7-7.

        Fixed.

        • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

          Semantics, Axisa!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    On September first, did anyone think that the NYC football team playing for an appearance in the FC Championship Game would be the AFC representative?

    I mean, besides me and TSJC?

  • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

    Better chance of happening: I take a nap and wake up with some really hot chick who likes me for me OR Mark Sanchez not throwing a few interceptions, various errant throws, or taking ill-advised slides?

    • Tank the Frank

      Where does this nap occur? I mean, if you fall asleep at a titty bar, I like your chances.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

        He and I live in the same town.
        It may not be too hard to arrange.

        • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

          You’re out of the Bronx?

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

            My lease is up at the end of the month. Trying to find an apartment, but I’m really bad at that.

            • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

              There are some pretty cheap places around Hamilton Heights since the Columbia expansion thing fizzled, if you’re looking to get into Manhattan.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Who’s ready for some pussytubing?

    • Riddering

      All the female fans of Sanchez?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

        Meh. good quarterback, but not that hot. Better than most though.

        • Tank the Frank

          Who you got? Don’t say Tony Romo.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

            I don’t usually go for football players. Soccer players are my type.

            • Tank the Frank

              So you do go for football players then. You see that… you see what I did?

            • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

              You must have this on a loop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJtblvmNSzI (SFW)

  • Tank the Frank

    J – E – T – S !!!!!

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    Prediction: 24-7 Chargers.

    That being said, Jets winning would not shock me. But, I don’t see it.

    • pat

      Way to hedge your bets.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Hey, I’m putting it out there. 24-7 Chargers.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Pwnage. Nice job on the first drive right there.

  • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

    I’ve seen a few Jet games (the games where Sanchez was absolutely awful), but damn, I don’t remember the defense being so good.

    They really are freakin’ good.

    • Tank the Frank

      They’re not that good. The botched snapped is what killed that drive.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Oh no, they are that good.

        • Riddering

          Sorry, Mike, but it was a frame job that gave them the #1 rated defense.

        • Tank the Frank

          No, they’re good. But I don’t think they have a true pass rusher that let’s them get pressure on the QB by rushing four. They have to blitz in order to get pressure. And I don’t think their safeties are that good.

          I think they’re a pass rusher and a safety away from being that good. That’s all I’ll say.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    I am NEVER going to sleep soundly again.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNMzWKn3OCE

    • Riddering

      My loathing has exceeded what the English language can express.

  • Drew

    I’ve adopted the Jets as my AFC team. Mostly because of Rex.

  • pat

    I fucking hate Shawn Merriman.

    • Drew

      He should be banned from football.

      /Jack Clark’d

      • Ivan

        And spend all his money on stuff he doesnt need.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      If it makes you feel better he probably hates himself. Look at the evidence:

      – Proven doper
      – Dated Tila Tequila
      – Was dumped by Tila Tequila…for another woman.
      – The other woman was NOT hot…may she rest in peace.

      • Tank the Frank

        She’s dead?

        • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

          Yeah, she was some dumb skank with a trust fund. Whatevs.

          • Tank the Frank

            I’m way behind on my pop culture.

            • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

              She was on the level of the Australian kid who had a party while his parents were out of town. Trust me, even on the pop culture scale, she rated pretty low.

              • pat

                Haha, that kid was mad funny.

                • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

                  I’m not taking off my glasses.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Ayayay.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    These are two grade A defenses. The team that allows the least amount of points is going to win this game.

    /Madden’d

    • Drew

      BOOM!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    This could be a long afternoon.

  • pat

    HAHAHAHAHAHA /CBS Jinx’d

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Shank.

  • Tank the Frank

    WHAT A JINX!!! You cannot make that shit up!

  • BigBlueAL

    Ive never been that big a football fan plus my Knicks are coming back down to earth again. Opening Day for the Yankees cant come soon enough….

  • pat

    Wow, nice blitz pickup Danny.

  • Bryan

    does kaeding have to tip his hat to the jets and call them his daddy?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    J!
    E!
    T!
    S!
    JETS!
    JETS!
    JETS!

    /notreallyherejustcheckingin’d

    • Riddering

      Lame, man. We were counting on you for the keg.

  • pat

    Ugh, gates is a freak.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Didn’t even play football in college.

      • pat

        Shit, me neither.

        There’s still a chance.

        • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

          IETC.

    • JMK THE OVERSHARE’s Glenn Beck Complex

      I wish in elementary school that word had such a positive designation. Could have saved some dignity.

  • pat

    Gotta convert this one Mark, give the defense a blow.

  • Anthony Murillo

    The Padres are closing in on a deal with Jerry Hairston Jr., tweets Ken Rosenthal. Hairston Jr. would become teammates with his brother, Scott Hairston, who was re-acquired by San Diego earlier this week.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Third straight three and out? Did Jones just get a first down, or did I miss something?

    • pat

      It wasn’t a first down. The chargers 20 yard lines are painted yellow.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Those bastards.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    At some point the Jets have to attempt a pass. This is getting ridiculous.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    At what point does the defense approach Sanchez and threaten to kill him if he doesn’t get a first down?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

      Now?

  • Cecala

    Hopefully next time Rivers just tries to float one up and pray a receiver is there, the ball will get picked off…

  • Salty Buggah

    Pleases stop those short WR passes/screens. Chargers excel against those. But they are actually pretty good at running those so Jets gotta look out for that. Let’s hope they read this comment

  • Salty Buggah

    YEAAAA!!!! Fumble! Jets ball. Just what they needed to get some momentum going.

    • Salty Buggah

      Damnit, I thought that was a fuckin fumble

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Ooo that’s close. I can see this one going either way. It would be a big turnover for the Jets

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      He pulled it in, got both feet down before contact and lost it in the air after the contact. That is a fumble in my book.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Agreed. I thought it popped out after he was down though.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Crap.

  • pat

    OHHHH FUCK THAT BULLSHIT

  • Hobs

    Ugh..

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Bullshit reversal. Unless there is some sort of strange rule I don’t know about that was a FUMBLE.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    The officials in this game have been terrible.

  • Dela G

    that overturned call was complete bullshit

  • Jordan

    That was the definition of fumble. And it was not a conclusive incompletion. Double fail.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Gimme a nice long drive to end the half here, then go back out on offense to start the 3rd…

  • Salty Buggah

    Huh, not enough time elapsed after catch? WTF? I’ve seen fumbles in less time than that MANY times.

    • pat

      Such bullshit.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Nice throw dirty. Big play to keep the drive alive.

  • Salty Buggah

    FWIW, my bold prediction was that the Jets would score some type of points on this drive before it started…so far, so good.

    • Salty Buggah

      Damn, never mind.

  • Drew

    I thought it was “Sci-firs,” not “Sci-friss.”

    • Salty Buggah

      It is

  • Drew

    Get some longer cleats bro! Come on

  • V

    I’m noticing a lot of Jets slipping and falling on this turf. Do they need to change spikes at half-time?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Why spike it with a timeout left?

    • Drew

      I guess the obvious answer is to save the TO for the field goal unit. I didn’t agree with it though.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, that was like bunting in the 7th inning. They’re having trouble moving the ball and they just wasted a down despite having 55 seconds and a timeout.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Down 7 at the half … not the worst situation in the world.

  • Dela G

    good god that return by revis was damn impressive

  • Drew

    Re: that commercial
    USA has 4 sick shows; Burn Notice, White Collar, Psych and Royal Pains.

    • Dela G

      royal pains is the shit

      i can’t wait for season two, and hopefully a lot longer season as well

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      How many times can they run the draw? Sheesh.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Reply fail. Meant to be it’s own comment.

        • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

          No way. Go with it, Mike. You can work in a “draw” joke to all of those shows. Terrible, corny jokes, but jokes nonetheless.

          • Drew

            I’m shocked he didn’t use his socialist wizardry to fix it before anyone noticed.

            • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

              Too lazy. I’m working on the Fan Confidence Poll for the morning and I have too many tabs open as it is.

    • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

      White Collar is dreadful. It looked promising, but really flopped. Royal Pains and Burn Notice are solid. I wouldn’t call them “great” by any means, but certainly entertaining.

      • Tom Zig

        So now it’s a Garden Apartment Complex?

        That’s interesting. How does that work.

      • Drew

        Really? I thought WC was pretty good. Plus, the plot twist/teaser for the second half of the season has me excited for this weeks ep.

      • Reggie C.

        tiffani theeson … still hot?

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      I love Psych, lost track of White Collar after the first few eps, and will continue to miss Monk.

      • crapula

        I watched a few seasons of Monk in one weekend and I realize they’re all basically the same episode. Sort of a buzzkill.

  • Dela G

    damn, i would’ve gone for the 4th down there

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Fuck.

  • Reggie C.

    dang. tough break for Sanchez right there.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      The first guy should have intercepted it.

      • Reggie C.

        True that. Just caught the replay and apparently i’m very blind. bad bad throw.

  • Salty Buggah

    Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Makeup call!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Not even, that was just insanity.

      /Revis Island’d

  • Reggie C.

    Wow. Did Revis just come up with a play?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    No way.

  • Dela G

    holy shit revis!!

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Holy smokes, that was amazing.

  • Drew

    HOLY SHIT!

  • Salty Buggah

    HOLY SHIT!!!! That is a pick! What an amazing play.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    The Jets will bring the tying down to this game.

    /Axisa’d.

    (Just not on this drive)

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    And the Jets are going to negate it by calling three draw plays…

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    !!!

  • Salty Buggah

    YEAAAAAA!!! Great pick there. Now the Jets MUST capitalize by getting a TD here.

  • Drew

    Awesome Jets. Sanchez, go get it young fella.

  • Reggie C.

    Jets have it made right here. NO TD = NO Win.

  • Dela G

    man this has me so fuckin hyped

    cmon jets!!!

  • Drew

    Brooklyn from Wisconsin. I gotta say, I didn’t see that one coming.

  • Dela G

    hey i live in college station, texas!!

    good to see someone from there winning

  • Dela G

    TOUCHDOWN!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    TD JETS!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Boo-YA!!!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    So where’s Mariano?

    • Evilest Empire

      Jobber to the special teams

  • Evilest Empire

    Wow. Had to check up on RAB after that shit. Fucking awesome.

    Jets have control of this game – D needs to keep making plays

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Hold it there, Jets D!

    • Salty Buggah

      +1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

  • larryf

    Does Rivers throw better than Johnny D? It is close…

    • Salty Buggah

      Rivers doesn’t have the strongest arm but he is a great QB usually

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Eat this clock baby. Like CC and innings.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    OMG OMG OMG.

    I’m more nervous now than I was when the Jets were trailing.

  • Salty Buggah

    Alright Jets D. Now if their offense could get another TD here somehow…

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      An eight minute drive with some points would be just greeeeeeeeat.

      • Salty Buggah

        Pfft, you know that was better

  • Evilest Empire

    Hmm. I wonder if the Jets are going to try to run the football.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Damn, nice pass right there.

  • Dela G

    lol at that fan in the dirty sanchez outfit

    • Drew

      HA that was sick as hell.

  • Evilest Empire

    Each subsequent Jets first down is officially the most important first down in the history of the universe.

  • Dela G

    TOUCHDOWN JETS!!

  • Drew

    WOOHOO!!!

  • Reggie C.

    OMG

    OMG

  • Salty Buggah

    GREENE!!!!!!!! TD JETS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELL YEA!

  • Evilest Empire

    OH SHIT.

    WAY TO GO MEAN GREENE

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    THAT!!!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    YES YES YES YES YES YES YES FUCK YES!!!!!

  • crapula

    This was not how I thought this would go but woot anyway.

  • Tom Zig

    Wooooowww. Way to go jets

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

  • pat

    Someone must have flicked the right joystick upwards because Eric Weddle just got trucksticked.

  • Evilest Empire

    …the fuck was that?

  • pat

    Anybody see Greene do the LT pose in the endzone?

  • Salty Buggah

    It’s not quite over yet. Chargers are a good team in the 4th quarter usually. But this IS the playoffs…

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Gates was looking upfield before he had the ball in his hands there.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • Drew

    OMG!! HAHA Kicker ftl! Go JETS!

  • Salty Buggah

    HAHAHAHAHA! Kaeding is a CHOKER! That should finish them!

  • Evilest Empire

    Seems like its been a tough playoffs for kickers.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    …No way. I can’t believe it yet…

  • Salty Buggah

    Rivers is angry

    http://twitpic.com/yktkk

    • Drew

      Ha you’re always finding the sick screenshots.

  • Tom Zig

    Another miss? Wow. That’s huge

  • Evilest Empire

    That shot of Nate Kaeding was amazing.

  • Tom Zig

    Jets should go for it on 4th and 3, they’ll never expect it

  • Reggie C.

    Jets sooooo lucky right there.

  • Reggie C.

    Challenge that shit.

  • Drew

    OH NOESSSS!! That was a sick catch. Lets see the replay

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Thank you, Rex, for challenging that.

  • Evilest Empire

    “There is no 87″

    -_-

  • Drew

    Haha this ref is sick.

    Ref: This mothafucka gets the unsportsman-like conduct for kickin the challenge flag!

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      IETCVM.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Nice job kicking the flag. What part of that seemed like a good idea?

    • Salty Buggah

      Damnit Axisa, get out of my mind.

  • Salty Buggah

    Good job kicking the challenge flag dumbass. How can anything good come out of it?

  • Reggie C.

    Rivers can move damn well.

  • Drew

    Ellis is like a lobster with no bottom claws.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Alright baby, crunch time. Time to do this.

  • Reggie C.

    ONSIDE KICK ALERT.

    it’d be sick if the Chargers got it back.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    fuckfuckfuck

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Huge, just huge. Eat some clock then kick it home.

  • Salty Buggah

    I agree with Simms. I wouldn’t have onside kicked. Now it’s easier to get at least a FG. You have to trust your defense to stop them.

    • Drew

      Eh, if they had 2 TO’s i’d agree. With only one TO + the 2 minute warning I’d go for the onside’s kick.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      They probably should have called the timeout after the play too, then the two minute warning stops the clock after second down.

  • crapula

    I’m not a Jets fan and don’t want to be a bandwagon fan (I’m a Yankees/Giants fan but I don’t dislike the Jets like I do the Mets…I’m always pretty neutral about the Jets) but this is pretty cool game.

    • Drew

      I don’t know how Giants fans typically view Jets fans, but I’m a Skins fan rooting for the Jets to go to the Superbowl.

      If it’s Jets/Saints, I think I’m going for the Jets. Jets/Vikes, I’m going for the Vikes.

      • crapula

        I am okay with Jets fans. They don’t make me crazy like Mets fans. When I see a Jets jersey I don’t think “How can you NOT be a Giants fan?” like when I see a Mets jersey and think, “How can you NOT be a Yankees fan?”

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    I don’t understand why they wouldn’t take their last time out before the 2 minute warning.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Is Thomas Jones hurt? I don’t remember seeing him in quite some time.

  • Evilest Empire

    GO FOR IT

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Oh man. Go for it. Be bold, go for it. Bring out the D-lineman and go with the extra jumbo package.

  • Salty Buggah

    Get ballsy. Go for it…

  • Drew

    Wow Rex. You’re the fucking man.

    Go JEts!

  • Drew

    GAME. BLOUSES.

  • Salty Buggah

    THEY GOT IT!!!! Jets WIN!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Get the pussies, we’re going tubing.

  • Reggie C.

    Wow. There’s your Thomas Jones sighting Mike.

    Jets-Chargers play this game 5 times, Chargers win 4 of ‘em. This happens to be the exception.

    • Zack

      a kicker misses 3 kicks all year, then misses 3 in one game. what else can you say

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    HOLY FUCKING SHIT.

    WE’RE PLAYING FOR THE FUCKING AFC TITLE.

    • Tom Zig

      Rebecca has a lady boner!

  • Salty Buggah

    I don’t know what makes me happier. The Jets winning or the Chargers losing once again in the playoffs.

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Obligatory:

      Go fuck yourself, San Diego!

      • Drew

        love it

  • Drew

    Ha Sanchez got the cold shoulder from douchey Norv Turner.

    /Still bitter from his short-lived Skins coaching stint.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    What a game.

    I’ll see you all in hell Indianapolis.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    On September 1st if someone said there would be a NY team playing to go to the Super Bowl, would anyone have guessed it would be the Jets?

    /Optimist Prime’d

  • Evilest Empire

    VICTORY FORMATION. Way to go Rex, you fucked them. New York Football Jets are a win away from the Superbowl.

  • Tom Zig

    Holllyy shit, jets, wow.

    Amazing.

  • Evilest Empire

    The Jets were backed into the AFC Championship game.

  • Drew

    Congrats Jets fans.
    Colts v. Jets. It won’t be easy but you’ve got a real shot. Dirty Sanchez can get wild on the Colts D, hopefully he does.

    • crapula

      but teh Manning!!!1!!

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Saturday’s game against the Ravens showed how big the Colts D can be and how smart the offense can play against a team with a great defensive line.

      • Drew

        The Jets D is younger and fresher than B-more’s. I really think the Rex’s have a real shot at slowing down Peyton & Co.

        • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

          Any plus defense has a shot, sure. That doesn’t mean it will make the difference in the score.

          • Drew

            IMO, for the Jets to win, the defense has to make the difference in the score.

  • Dela G

    holy shit i am so happy

  • crapula

    Congrats to all Jets fans. And to Giants fans: the Cowboys lost. Good day all around.

  • Evilest Empire

    You know things are going good when its 7:00 PM and this is the front image on ESPN: http://a.espncdn.com/photo/201.....ts_576.jpg

  • VO

    HELL YEA JETS!

  • Evilest Empire

    I would’ve rather the Jets played the Colts coming into this week, I thought SD was the better team. Than again, I thought the Cowboys were going to make it to the Superbowl so what do I know?

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering
  • http://www.rustpaint.net Harrison Ward

    Burn Notice is one hell of a great tv series, i love spy movies and tv series like this one.:**