New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts, Saturday 8:00 EST
The AFC playoffs get under way Saturday night when the New York Jets travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts. The game will be a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship game, which the Colts won by a score of 30-17. This match-up is arguably the most intriguing of the weekend, as both teams have been inconsistent this season despite being among the most talented teams in the NFL.
The Colts, of course, are led by Peyton Manning, who has carried the team to the playoffs this year after they suffered an onslaught of injuries that would have spelled doom for almost any other team. And it almost did. Just a few weeks ago, the Colts looked like they had a legitimate shot at missing the playoffs for the first time since 2001, as they sat at 6-6 and were looking up at the Jacksonville Jaguars. Despite that hole, the Colts were able to fight their way into the playoffs by winning their final four games, and also earn another AFC South division title, giving them at least one home playoff game.
On the other side, the Jets have slowed down considerably after talks of them taking the AFC’s top seed, losing three out of five. The slide took the Jets from potentially having home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs to being the sixth seed and having to play three road games if they get to the Super Bowl. The Jets have been held back by quarterback Mark Sanchez, who has a completion percentage of just 54.8, an atrocious number for this day and age, and a quarterback rating of 75.3, which puts him at 27th in the NFL. (more)
The 2010-2011 NFL playoff picture is starting to shape up after a number of thrilling contests this past weekend. Philadelphia wide receiver DeSean Jackson provided the final score with a kickoff return on Sunday, concluding the 28-point fourth quarter comeback to edge the New York Giants. Chicago wide-out Devin Hester also made highlights Monday night with a punt return for his NFL record 15th career return in Monday night’s 40-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
The New England Patriots were able to hang on to defeat the Green Bay Packers for their 12th victory of the season. The Atlanta Falcons are the only team to match the Patriots at 12 wins after demolishing the Seattle Seahawks on the west coast. Check for all NFL Week 15 scores below!
Thursday, December 16, 2010San Diego Chargers 34, San Francisco 49ers 7 – San Diego posted at least one touchdown in all four quarters en route to a decisive victory at home.
Sunday, December 19, 2010Cincinnati Bengals 19, Cleveland Browns 17 – Cedric Benson rushed for 150 yards and one TD from 31 carries to end Cincinnati’s 10-game skid.
Dallas Cowboys 33, Washington Redskins 30 – The Redskins rallied for 16 points in the final 12 minutes but failed to capitalize from there.
Tennessee Titans 31, Houston Texans 17 – The Titans ran up the score early with 21 points in the first block.
Indianapolis Colts 34, Jacksonville Jaguars 24 – Peyton Manning and Austin Collie connected for two TD’s to lift Indianapolis atop the AFC South. (more)
The New England Patriots will look to avenge an early season loss at the Meadowlands when they face the rival New York Jets on Monday Night at Gillette Stadium. Both teams come into the game at 9-2, tied for the best record in the NFL, along with the Atlanta Falcons. Despite their records, the game could end up meaning the difference between home field advantage throughout the playoffs and a first round road game, as the team that loses the division race would end up as the fifth seed at best.
With all of that on the line, it would make the loss a devastating blow to either team, but it would be more crushing to the Patriots. If the Jets win, they will have gone 2-0 against the Patriots and will own the tiebreaker, meaning New England will have to finish with a better record than them to take the division crown. To do this, they would have to gain two games on the Jets in the final four weeks of the season. It wouldn’t be impossible, just highly improbable.
When the teams finally meet on Monday Night, they will have a completely different look than they did in their first meeting way back in week two. Obviously, the Patriots have gone through some monumental changes, after the trade of Randy Moss and the subsequent re-acquisition of Deion Branch. The moves, combined with a change in offensive philosophy, has them looking more like the teams of the Super Bowl years, at least on one side of the ball.
As for the Jets, when they came into the first meeting they were without top receiver Santonio Holmes, had a hobbled Darrelle Revis, and had a huge question mark at quarterback with Mark Sanchez. Since then, Holmes has returned from suspension, Revis is healthy, and Sanchez has shown to be a solid quarterback.
Both teams are better than they were early in the year, but have the Patriots made up enough ground to close the gap and pick up a win that will change the course of the season for both of these franchises? Find out Monday night. Patriots vs. Jets tickets are now available!
The New England Patriots and New York Jets are still battling for the top spot in the AFC East after a pair of hard fought victories on Sunday over the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans. The Atlanta Falcons share the same 8-2 record to stand alone atop the NFC standings. The San Diego Chargers improved to 5-5 Monday night, scoring a TD in all four quarters en route to a 35-14 win over the 3-7 Denver Broncos. Check for all NFL Week 11 results below!
Thursday, November 18, 2010Chicago Bears 16, Miami Dolphins 0 – Robbie Gould notched three FG’s as the Chicago defense held Miami to 187 total yards.
Sunday, November 21, 2010Buffalo Bills 49, Cincinnati Bengals 31 – Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns to rally his squad after being down 21 at the end of the second.
Dallas Cowboys 35, Detroit Lions 19 – The Cowboys scored 28 second half points to win big at home. (more)
The 2010 NFL regular season has reached the halfway point and a number of teams are still neck and neck within their respective divisions. The New England Patriots and New York Jets are currently competing atop the AFC East at 6-2. The Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers also hold a 6-2 record in the AFC North. The AFC South has the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts at 5-3 with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans not far behind. This week’s bye teams were Denver, Tennessee, St. Louis, San Francisco, Washington and Jacksonville. Monday night’s contest showcased the Steelers beating out the 2-6 Bengals 27-21 at Paul Brown Stadium. Check all NFL Week 9 scores below!
Sunday, November 7, 2010Atlanta Falcons 27, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 – Michael Turner rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns from 24 carries to keep the Falcons ahead in the NFC South.
Chicago Bears 22, Buffalo Bills 19 – Jay Cutler drove the Bears downfield, hitting Earl Bennett for the go-ahead score with 6:41 left in regulation.
New York Jets 23, Detroit Lions 20 – The Jets rallied back with an overtime field goal to recapture the AFC East lead. (more)
The National Football League has showcased a number of surprises and upsets just two weeks into the 2010 regular season. The Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears remain undefeated after a pair of close wins over the Browns and Cowboys. The Houston Texans momentum carried on in light of their OT victory against Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins. The World Champion New Orleans Saints will continue celebrating following their 25-22 W over the San Francisco 49ers Monday night. All week 2 scores are listed below!
Sunday, September 19, 2010Atlanta Falcons 41, Arizona Cardinals 7 – RB Jason Snelling stepped up for 129 yards and two touchdowns from 24 carries.
Cincinnati Bengals 15, Baltimore Ravens 10 – Mike Nugent split five through the uprights to lift the Ravens on the road.
Kansas City Chiefs 16, Cleveland Browns 14 – The Chiefs were able to score at least three points in all four quarters to show off their first 2-0 start since 2005. (more)
All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis made an interception and broke up two passes yesterday in his first practice since holding out through all of New York Jets training camp. After a number of meetings over the past 36 days, the Jets and Revis finally agreed on a four-year deal worth $46 million. Revis was thrilled to be back on the field with his teammates, saying “I didn’t know how my they were going to accept me because I haven’t been here for a month. I had butterflies, but after they started chanting my name a little bit, it was a good feeling.”
The Jets are scheduled to begin their regular season campaign at the New Meadowlands Stadium against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, September 13th at 7:00 PM. Ravens fullback LeRon McClain shared his excitement for Revis’s return, saying “there won’t be any excuses now.” New York head coach Rex Ryan then found the nearest media outlet to respond: “I don’t know what’s wrong with LeRon. He said something about there’s no excuses…He must have us confused with somebody else. I don’t think we make any excuses. Last year, we didn’t have our starting 11 guys on defense for a single game and yet we led the league.” Jets vs. Ravens tickets are now available!
The $1.6 billion New Meadowlands Stadium was just recently selected as the site for Super Bowl XLVIII. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was proud to make the official announcement yesterday afternoon, saying “It’s a historic moment for the league.” The newly agreed location leaves the slight chance for a complete home game between the AFC’s New York Jets and NFC’s New York Giants.
The projected date for the event is February 2nd, when temperatures usually range from 22-37 degrees. “Obviously it will be cold, but that’s what playing football is all about,” said Giants QB Eli Manning. “I’ve been in the Super Bowl and I’ve been to a couple of Super Bowls and if you’re not in it, the Super Bowl is an event and it’s kind of a place to be and there’s no better place to be than New York City for that vibe and that atmosphere.” Check back for more NFL offseason updates right here at AceTicket.com!
The New York Giants and New York Jets organizations are pushing to host the Super Bowl at their home location in 2014. The New Meadowlands Stadium would certainly welcome a different climate in comparison to previous world championship settings over the past few decades. “As I look outside we could not have gotten more perfect weather. Obviously weather will be a big part of the debate,” said Stadium CEO Mark Lamping. “Sports fans and especially football fans are not intimidated by weather…A New York/New Jersey Super Bowl will be unlike any other.”
Players and coaches alike have spoken out in regards to the idea of a Super Bowl in the northeast. Giants QB Eli Manning thought back to the conditions at Lambeau field during their epic win over the Green Bay Packers in the 2007 NFC Championship, saying “It gets back to playing football, it’s old school.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is supposedly in favor of the bid for 2014. The next two Super Bowls are set to be held in Dallas and Indianapolis. Check for more NFL updates right here at Ace!
The Indianapolis Colts were able to score 17 second half points while holding the New York Jets scoreless to declare the 30-17 victory in Sunday’s AFC Championship contest at Lucas Oil Stadium. Peyton Manning was brilliant through all four quarters, throwing for 377 yards and three touchdowns from 26 completions. The four time MVP became the first player in NFL history with seven 300 yard games in the playoffs, just recently passing Kurt Warner and Joe Montana.
“The guys have always been a very confident bunch and they do a great job of hanging in there,” said coach Jim Caldwell. “Peyton had just an outstanding game. He’s one of those guys that can adjust to different situations. A real champion.”
Following a defensive battle in the first block, the Colts were first to score when Matt Stover sent one through the uprights from 25 yards out to start the second. The Jets responded with Mark Sanchez hitting Braylon Edwards for 80 yards, marking their longest reception of the season. Indianapolis came together for a touchdown to end the half to make it 17-13 in favor of the Jets. From there it was all Peyton and Co. with two more TD’s and another field goal for the extra insurance.
Indianapolis will now move on to Land Shark Stadium in Miami, FL for Super Bowl XLIV, where they’ll meet up with the NFC champion New Orleans Saints.