Published: January 16th, 2011 | Tags: AFC Divisional Playoffs, Brad Smith, Braylon Edwards, Darrelle Revis, David Harris, Deion Branch, Drew Coleman, Gary Guyton, LaDainian Tomlinson, Mark Sanchez, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Rex Ryan, Tom Brady
A few nuggets at halftime of the Jets-Patriots divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium:
- The Jets have had success getting to Tom Brady. Shaun Ellis has two sacks, and Drew Coleman a third on Brady off a corner blitz.
- Brady threw his first interception in 340 attempts when he floated a screen pass that landed in the arms of David Harris.
- Mark Sanchez struggled with his accuracy early, but showed great patience on a picture-perfect 37-yard completion to Braylon Edwards that set up LaDainian Tomlinson’s touchdown.
- Great execution by the Jets on Tomlinson’s 7-yard touchdown reception. Patriots LB Gary Guyton was caught up in the wash of the bunch formation and couldn’t get to Tomlinson in the flat in time.
- Not so great execution by the Patriots on the botched fake punt attempt. Patrick Chung’s fumble left Rex Ryan with a big smile on the sideline and gave the Jets a short field that led to Edwards’ 15-yard touchdown.
- With WR/KR Brad Smith out due to injury, the Jets tried Tomlinson in the Wildcat formation. Tomlinson fumbled the snap but recovered for no gain. The Jets didn’t go back to the formation.
- You don’t see this everyday: Watch Brady’s left glove on this handoff to BenJarvus Green-Ellis.
- Revis Island update: Darrelle Revis has been matched up on Deion Branch, who has no receptions.
- Offense was tough to come by during the second quarter for the Patriots. In the first three series they went three-and-out twice and didn’t gain a first down until a quarterback sneak just before the two-minute warning. They ended up taking a knee to end the half on the fourth series.