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Sunday, September 23, 2007

A Day For Victory

Big wins today by both the Mets and Jets, but still let's not get too excited.

- The Mets, after learning that the Phillies had lost earlier in the day, watched Aaron Heilman and Billy Wagner cough up leads in the 8th and 9th and needed another big hit from MVP candidate David Wright to avoid a crushing defeat.

You know your bullpen stinks when, after your closer of the balky back can't hold a one run lead, your manager sends Aaron Sele and Scott Schoenweis out to save the game for you in the 10th.

All in all the Met win and the Philly loss lowered the magic number to 5, but it's impossible to feel particularly good about the team right now.

- As for the Jets, they won a game they were supposed to win in typical fashion - they opened up a big lead and then watched it close to 3 when the clock finally ran out. Here are some thoughts from the game.

- The Dolphins really stink. The don't trust their quarterback to throw the ball down field and they have to rely on Ronnie Brown who had a career day against, who else, the Jets.

- Though the Dolphins got some pressure on Pennington at times, the offensive line did a relatively nice job of stopping the blitz and opening up running lanes in the second half.

- Jerricho Cotchery is a heck of a football player.

- Maybe Baker isn't so bad after all.

- The Jets are going to need to find a way to generate a pass rush or it's going to be a long season.

- The Bills stink too, so the Jets should win next week.

- Repetition - My fantasy team is going to lose again this week - making me 0-3. If I lose another game, I'm going to start picking up the worst players and starting them to see if that helps me more.

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