Feely Kicks Game Winner To Propel Jets past New England
Posted by Cody Manmiller on November 14, 2008
Foxborough, Mass. — After Nov. 13th, 2008, the New York Jets are barely in first place. Barely. After Thursday’s loss, The New England Patriots are kicked off their throne of dominance in the AFC East. They have won the division title the last 5 NFL seasons. Three out of the 5 brought them to the Super Bowl and they won 2 of those 3. The NY Jets, with Brett Favre at the helm have posted a very impressive 7-3 record, and they beat the once “unstoppable” Patriots.
The leg of Jay Feely booted the Jets into first place, in the only Overtime Session between the two teams. The scoring in the game started early and often, when the Jets hopped out to a 10-3 lead. Early in the 2nd Quarter, Leon Washington returned a 92 yard kickoff for a TD , then Jerricho Cotchery caught a pass from Favre for a trip to the end-zone, which gave the Jets a commanding 24-7 lead.
That is when the once Super Bowl Champs showed their mighty resillance. A pair of touchdowns and a field goal brought the Pats back to 24-24. The veteran QB Brett Favre, marched down the field with his new team and scored with only 3:10 remaining in the final quarter, which looked to be the go-ahead score to lead the Jets to the win, right? Wrong. The young Matt Cassel, in only his 1st season as a starter since high-school brought his team down the field and into a dramatic finish to the 4th Quarter.
Cassel took the snap on 4th and 1 with less then :10 to play. He avoided the rush and threw a rocket, tight-spiraled ball towards the corner of the end-zone. Randy Moss, who was in double-coverage, made a remarkable catch, while keeping his feet in the end-zone. There was histeria in Foxborough as the Patriots roared back into the game and the fans get back into the game. OVERTIME IN FOXBOROUGH! The happiness was short-lived as the Jets won the coin-toss and diligently moved down the field, after a 3rd and 15 conversion from Favre to Keller which put the Jets into field position. Jay Feely, came on to hit the 34 yard field-goal to win the game for the Jets and put them in the driver’s seat to win the AFC East. There is a lot of football to be played, but they now have a 1-game lead in the division.