Sports Betting Odds – Jets beat Bengals in AFC Wild Card

The sports betting odds makers were wrong. And anyone else who thought that the week 17 smack down the New York Jets put on the visiting Cincinnati Bengals wasn’t legit ate plenty of humble pie over the weekend. The Jets not only repeated the victory over the Cincy but they did so on the Bengals own turf.

The final score of 24-14 was almost closer than the game actually was. Cincy came out strong and ran over the Jets vaunted rush defense. But the play calling on offense was atrocious and despite picking up big chunks of yardage on the ground (171 yards) the play calls didn’t set up the play action or take advantage of what the Jets D gave them.

New York did a superb job of shutting down Cincy’s wideouts, especially Ochocinco who had almost zero impact on the game (2 catches, 28 yards) thanks to stifling defense applied by all-world CB Derrelle Revis. Carson Palmer was also terrible (18-36 for 146 yards) and only some of that poor performance can be put on the Jets pressure.

On offense the Jets steamrolled the Bengals in this AFC wild card game. The best running team in the NFL continued to run on Sunday –against an awfully good rush defense, mind you- amassing 171 yards on the ground and eating huge chunks of time late in the game. Shawn Greene was a beast getting 135 yards on 21 carries and getting key first games down the stretch to seal the deal. QB Mark Sanchez became just the third rookie QB to win a game and played mistake free (12-15, 182 yards, 1 TD).

  1. cal
    January 12th, 2010 at 18:05 | #1

    the jets have really shown determination for the last couple of weeks. even without leon washington, the jets have great running (Thanks to Shonn Green)

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