The New England Patriots, after thumping the Houston Texans 27-0, were themselves the victims of being shut out by the Rex Ryan led Buffalo Bills 16-0. As the score indicates, it was an ugly, uneven game in which the Bills dominated for almost its entirety. There were flashes of hope here and there but almost all were negated by a penalty or a miscue that saw the Patriots shut out at home for the first time ever within the confines of Gillette Stadium the first home shutout loss suffered by the Patriots since 1993 (!).
God I hate the Jets. In fact they may be the only thing on the planet that I actually truly hate. I get almost as much joy out of watching the Jets lose as I do watching the Patriots win. However, that is all just background for me having to admit that I don’t hate their Chris Johnson signing.
Now I’m not saying the Pats need to be scared of the Jets. You respect them, but only because its the NFL and the Sunday you don’t respect an opponent they tend to whoop your ass, but you certainly aren’t scared. Still, it is a solid move. Johnson is 28, 2 years shy of the AARP recommended age of retirement for RBs, and can be a nice speed/dump off option to compliment the grinders the Jets currently have in Powell/Ivory if he stays healthy. Obviously, I don’t think the 2009, CJ2K is going to be making a comeback but it does remind me of the move the Jets made in 2010 to get LT and, for two years, he was a pain in the Patriots’ ass even not being the player he once was.