the patriots are trying to kill me. in the nail-bitiest of many nail-biter games this season, our boys squeaked out a win against the new york jets – and in their cursed throwback unis, no less. remember those days when we used to win by 42 points and everyone hated us for not easing up in the fourth? i miss those days.
with our embarrassingly-talented offense continuing to splutter, our fearless quarterback needed a whole lot of help to get this one done. luckily, the boys were (just barely!) up to the job and everyone pitched in to make sure tommy’s two touchdowns and 259 yards were (just barely!) enough. our rockstar kicker was key in stretching out every last inch of those yards, nailing two crucial field goals to eventually give us the game. in the surfeit of ways i screamed at the tv suggesting how i might show stephen gostkowski my appreciation, this one actually didn’t make the list....but whatever works.
in other news, the other kowski on our team also had a pretty big game. the a in t&a pull down two touchdown passes, both of which he subsequently celebrated in typical rob gronkowski fashion. cmon, gronk! spiking the ball is so cliche. i say show us your abs after touchdowns!
it took big plays by offense, defense, and special teams to ground the jets on sunday, but ultimately it was our defense that turned out to want this win the most. rob ninkovich had a solid game all around, but it was capped off by strip sack of mark sanchez that finally secured a pats victory – and this week’s tommy. i really don’t have anything pithy to say about it – other than to note that for this is the second week in a row in which i’ve said thanks rob!
our pats take on the rams in the nfl’s annual stupidlondongame on sunday, and then we’re rewarded with the blessed bye. your happy patriots thoughts will need extra time to get across the pond, so start sendin’ em now!
have a great week, and go pats!