Yeah, the New York Jets eked this one out to beat the now 1 - 6 Kansas City Chiefs 28 - 24 at home. But the now 6 -1 New York Giants looked a heckuva lot better in their 21 - 14 defeat of the now 5 - 2 Pittsburgh Steelers, at Heinz Field, no less.
You would have thought after throwing three interceptions, THREE, Brett Favre would have committed the Jets to another loss, but no. And you know who the Jets and Favre have to thank for that? Laveranues Coles, who caught a not terribly well thrown 15-yard touchdown pass from Favre with one minute left in regulation. Favre, who will probably get most of the glory for yesterday's narrow win over the Kansas City Chiefs (though shouldn't), should get down on his knees and thank Coles (who probably still misses Chad Pennington) for that catch.
Meanwhile in Pittsburgh... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw not one, not two, not three but FOUR interceptions in yesterday's game against the New York Giants, pretty much dooming the throwback-uniform wearing Steelers to another one in the loss column.
But unlike the Jets, the Giants defense really got the job done yesterday afternoon -- and the offense (despite needing the help of the field goal team) didn't look too shabby either.
For the record, I will take Eli Manning over (the 39-year-old) Brett Favre AND Ben Roethlisberger any day. Bring it on!
Next week, the Jets take on the Buffalo Bills in Buffalo, which should be an interesting matchup (especially as I will be among Buffalo fans, albeit in Washington, D.C.), and the Giants "welcome" the now 5 - 3 Dallas Cowboys to Giants Stadium. Should be two good games, though I will probably be unable to watch.
(Btw, using thongs, instead of helmets, was the spouse's idea, and I am not so secretly hoping that he will get me one or both New York teams for my birthday next week, so I can properly support our teams.)
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