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Jets Lay Big Egg On Monday Night

Who do you blame for the New York Jets’ 41-10 demolishing at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts in front of a national audience? You can blame the coaching, the fans for booing after the first three and out, hell you can even blame the blustery winds of the Meadowlands All those angles of blame are wrong as the only people you can blame for the Jet defeat are the Jets players.

As mentioned on The XO Show with Marcia Herold this week, Colt receivers were ten yards away from any Jet defenders, Ryan Fitzpatrick continued to look like Eli Manning circa his rookie year and Jets players are just not working hard at all. They are finishing out the season and not thinking about anything but rest and vacation. They are undisciplined, lacking of any heart and are downright miserable to watch. Todd Bowles laid into the defense in the first half and only a few players seemed to be affected by it.

I said this last week and I will say it again…you can not fire Bowles after this season. The Jets were 10-6 last season and exceeded expectations with a weak schedule. This season, with practically the same roster, they took on a tougher schedule and this is the result. The 2016 New York Jets are a flawed team and Bowles is not to blame. Reevaluate the team in the off-season and re-tool it properly but please retain the head coach. Firing a coach after two season screams the Cleveland Browns so its all about continuity in the 2017 season.

The Giants Lose On The Road In Pittsburgh

Prior to the Jets laying an egg on Monday, the Giants played their own bad game as they went down to the Steelers 24-14. Eli Manning threw two interceptions and the Giants’ running game disappeared again. Much credit goes to the G-Men defense for only allowing 24 points because the Giants should have lost by 40 instead of ten.

Going into their must-win game Sunday night against the Cowboys, the Giants need to figure out how to reestablish the run. Without the run, the Giants become one-dimensional and teams know that. With a makeshift line due to injuries, the focus this week has to be on the line and the running game. If they are able mix run and pass, in addition to getting the play-action game together, the Giants will win this game. But make no mistake, the GIANTS MUST WIN THIS GAME.

And can the Giants cut Ereck Flowers and Leon Hall right now?

Moving The Chains

The top four in the College Football Playoff was announced and Washington got the number four slot over Penn State. Penn State, who won the Big Ten and defeated the number two CFP team Ohio State, missed the cut and will play in the Rose Bowl. Fans looking to purchase championship tickets at face value can visit  TeamTix enables you to reserve tickets, for a small fee, if your team ultimately makes it all the way.  It’s a great platform that can help you save a ton of money and avoid dealing with the resale market.

Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey declared for the NFL Draft this week. I’m not sure which running back will make a bigger impact in the pros next season but McCaffrey has all-around talent (running, pass catching, kick returning) so he may have more value right now.

Robert Griffin III will start for the Cleveland Browns this week. That is all about the Browns.

The Seattle Seahawks will win the NFC this season. The Super Bowl is a different story but I think they are playing too well not to be getting ready for the playoffs right now. With Earl Thomas out for the remainder of the season, Seattle is playing for their fallen teammate and that only adds fuel to their run.

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Kahlil Thomas

Kahlil is the College Sports Editor for as well as a columnist, hosting the Bump 'N Run column once per week. He also co-hosts a weekly basketball podcast, The Box Out, every Thursday evening with fellow writer Jason Cordner.
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