NFL Playoffs – Sports Betting

January 26th, 2010 by Leave a comment Go to comments

Well, at least Rex Ryan wasn’t crying after his team was eliminated from the NFL playoffs on Sunday. That was about the only thing that went right for Jets fans after the second quarter in the AFC championship game in Indianapolis. After the team jumped out to arguably its best start of the season, it all unraveled in the final 30 minutes of regulation.

The New York Jets put together a very nice Cinderella run in the sports betting post season but the team was clearly out of its league against the 15-2 Indy Colts. But it wasn’t a complete blowout. The first two quarters were dominated by the Jets; surprising for a team that has made it’s living this playoff season by hanging with teams until the fourth quarter and finally wearing down opponents with its running game and grabbing the final game winning score late in the game.

On Sunday this team jumped all over the #1 seed in the NFL laying Manning on is back during the Colts first possession and stopping the team cold in its tracks. What’s more impressive was rookie QB Mark Sanchez leading this run-heavy offense with his arm and doing a very impressive job (17-30, 257 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 93.3 passer rating).

Thanks to great play calling and a solid run game the Jets receivers consistently got behind the Colts secondary in play action situations and Sanchez and even backup QB Brian Smith found them for huge results. But that didn’t happen in the second half. Nothing really happened for the Jets on offense in the second as the team failed to score over the final 32 minutes of the game.

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