Nov 22, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots strong safety Steve Gregory (28) returns a fumble by New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) for a touchdown during the game on Thanksgiving at Met Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for football. Aside from a fantastic Thursday afternoon/evening dinner, Thanksgiving is a great holiday for the plethora of football it offers. I must say the NFL did right by me when they decided on a Thursday night football game each week, but a Thursday filled with 3 games is as good as it gets.
Starting at Noon, the Lions and Texans game was not what I had expected. The Lions appeared to be a team moving backwards, and although their defense hasn’t shown it the Texans continue to move forward. What we did see was a heart pounding game packed with excitement. The last 5 minutes of regulation and every moment of overtime was thrilling. We also learned that Ndamukong Suh is a continued disgrace to the NFL.
A game the Texans probably should not have won with the unbelievably poor call on Justin Forsett’s touchdown, but as a head coach in the NFL Jim Schwartz has to know the rules of the game. Challenging that play was a move no coach should even consider, knowing it will ruin everything.
The middle game was fairly average. We saw why everyone in Washington is so high on Robert Griffin III if we already didn’t know. We also saw why everyone in Dallas is ready for Jason Garrett to no longer be the head coach of the Cowboys. It was surprising that the game was even remotely close towards the end, but the Redskins seemed to have control the entire 60 minutes.
On to the night cap, I cannot express how pleased I was to see the Jets get absolutely decimated. Living in New England for 26 years it is difficult to say I don’t enjoy watching the Patriots. They are a love em or hate em team, but they are certainly exciting to watch. Even if you hate the Patriots it is certainly worthwhile to see them destroy the Jets.
Have you ever laughed as hard in your life as you did watching the Patriots score 3 touchdowns in less than a minute. It was comical that every time it couldn’t get worse for the Jets, it just did. Not unlike Pinocchio’s nose growing as he lies, Rex Ryan’s head seemed to inflate more and more with each touchdown scored.
The Dolphins are certainly in a rebuilding season and are growing slowly and slightly painfully, we all know this. The Jets on the other hand are just disastrous. Mark Sanchez is the furthest thing from the answer, and Tim Tebow is not going to be a successful quarterback anywhere in football. Their defense is just sub par and clearly the whole team has some ball control issues.
I hate to see the Dolphins struggling, but I think everyone can admit it makes it that much easier to see the Jets suck so bad. While I Hope I do not eat this article after the Dolphins play the Patriots twice, it is nice to know it could always be worse–> Fireman Ed could still be a Dolphins fan.