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  1. Standard membersh76
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    18 Jan '10 17:26
    Everyone today is whining about how lucky the Jets got with the missed field goals and the wild Revis INT and the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (which meant almost nothing as they scored 2 plays later anyway).

    But look at it the other way:

    - Sanchez' INT was also tipped; and unlike, the Revis pick, it was not on 3rd down, which means it really was a change in possession. Plus, the got a much longer return than the Revis pick.

    - That play in the second quarter was a fumble. The guy caught the ball, took two steps and then was hit and fumbled. That might very well have cost the Jets points, as they drove 50 yards on the ensuing drive. If they'd started at the 50 like they should have instead of at their own 10, which they did after the punt, well, you do the math.

    - The Chargers fumbled the ball three times... and recovered all of them. How often do you fumble 3 times and not lose any??






    Okay; I don't really really mean the Chargers got lucky.

    But I do mean that attributing the game to luck is ridiculous. Both teams got breaks. The Jets played well enough to win and the Chargers didn't. End of story.
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    18 Jan '10 18:52
    Originally posted by sh76
    Everyone today is whining about how lucky the Jets got with the missed field goals and the wild Revis INT and the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (which meant almost nothing as they scored 2 plays later anyway).

    But look at it the other way:

    - Sanchez' INT was also tipped; and unlike, the Revis pick, it was not on 3rd down, which means it really was a cha ...[text shortened]... teams got breaks. The Jets played well enough to win and the Chargers didn't. End of story.
    Luck had nothing to do with Jets win. No matter how many missed field goals Chargers had Jets still had to score and go up on Chargers and take advantage of opportunities. Indeed the play called incomplete was a catch and fumble. Refs, as usual, incompetent. Chargers lucky Rivers did not get called for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected for touching an official after the Revis INT! That was more of a penalty than kicking the challenge flag! The flag kicking cost the chargers about 30 seconds since they had to punch it in from farther away despite the minor benefit of a clock stoppage for the penalty.
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    19 Jan '10 05:342 edits
    Originally posted by sh76
    Everyone today is whining about how lucky the Jets got with the missed field goals and the wild Revis INT and the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (which meant almost nothing as they scored 2 plays later anyway).

    But look at it the other way:

    - Sanchez' INT was also tipped; and unlike, the Revis pick, it was not on 3rd down, which means it really was a cha teams got breaks. The Jets played well enough to win and the Chargers didn't. End of story.
    I thought you were going to say that the Chargers got lucky because now they do not have to face the Colts. 😛
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    19 Jan '10 15:46
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Luck had nothing to do with Jets win. No matter how many missed field goals Chargers had Jets still had to score and go up on Chargers and take advantage of opportunities. Indeed the play called incomplete was a catch and fumble. Refs, as usual, incompetent. Chargers lucky Rivers did not get called for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected for touching an ...[text shortened]... to punch it in from farther away despite the minor benefit of a clock stoppage for the penalty.
    the kicking-the-flag penalty really didn't cost the Chargers anything because they still got the TD in before the 2 minute warning. But it was one of the silliest penalties I've ever seen. The guy kicking the flag looked like a 7-yr old who just lost a game of Chutes and Ladders.

    As for the missed FGs - there was no "luck" involved. It wasn't like a bug flew in the eye of the kicker as he was about to kick. He just missed them. Both sides had ample chances to win the game. The Jets ultimately won the game because they made more plays than their opponent.
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    21 Jan '10 23:37
    Originally posted by sh76
    Everyone today is whining about how lucky the Jets got with the missed field goals and the wild Revis INT and the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (which meant almost nothing as they scored 2 plays later anyway).

    But look at it the other way:

    - Sanchez' INT was also tipped; and unlike, the Revis pick, it was not on 3rd down, which means it really was a cha ...[text shortened]... teams got breaks. The Jets played well enough to win and the Chargers didn't. End of story.
    Luck is the residue of hard work and sacrifice....Jets put in the effort...Go Jets!
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    26 Jan '10 21:531 edit
    Originally posted by sh76
    Everyone today is whining about how lucky the Jets got with the missed field goals and the wild Revis INT and the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (which meant almost nothing as they scored 2 plays later anyway).

    But look at it the other way:

    - Sanchez' INT was also tipped; and unlike, the Revis pick, it was not on 3rd down, which means it really was a cha teams got breaks. The Jets played well enough to win and the Chargers didn't. End of story.
    as a side note, anyone that think the chargers got a bad break with missed field goals should have watched the tennessee bama game this past season. 3 missed. 2 were blocked, one of which was as time expired for the win.
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    27 Jan '10 02:10
    Originally posted by Big Orange Country
    as a side note, anyone that think the chargers got a bad break with missed field goals should have watched the tennessee bama game this past season. 3 missed. 2 were blocked, one of which was as time expired for the win.
    That was a heart breaker of a game. Vols outplayed Bama all the way! I have always loved Tennessee. When they played A&M a few years ago I went to their pep rally, concurrent with A&M's and you ould not ask for a better pair of universities with loads of respectful, great kids!
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