It doesn't matter what the score was after the first 3 quarters. The Jets were down 2 scores from the 8:57 mark in the 4th on to the end of the game. They never had chance to even cut it to a 1 score game. NE did and attemted an onside kick with around 2:00 left. You just look silly when you describe that 28-21 win as a whooping, and then say the Jets 30-17 loss was a close game.
again, it got away from us late but we had chances in the 4th, NE did not.
The Jets whooped the Pats in the '10 div rd, a game they controlled from the 2nd qtr on, a game where NE never had the ball w/ a chance to tie or take the lead in the 2nd half. Don't let final scores fool you, we had q 2 TD lead when NE scored a garbage time TD, we were down 3 in the 4th at Indy. we were near midfield in the 4th down only 3.
You keep repeating the same thing without answering my question. Who cares what the score is after 3 quarters? It is all meaningless if you blow it in the 4th. NE scored the garbage time TD after the Jets scored the garbage time TD after the onside kick attempt. The score was 21 to 14 when the onside kick took place with around 2:00 left in the game. That is not a whooping. NE had the opportunity to tie with an onside kick recovery. The Jets never even had the chance to cut it to a 1 score game from 8:57 on. Only you can describe that as a close game while describing the Jets win as a whooping.
It was a 2 score game from 8:57 on. That is about 6:00 into the 4th quarter when they had no chance. Reality is NE cut it to a one score game and had a chance with an onside kick with 2:00 left. The Jets couldn't even cut it to a 1 score game from 8:57 on. The only one ignoring reality is you.