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Each year since 1966, the Super Bowl has been played to determine the best American football team. Between 1966 and 1969, the game was played between the champions of the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). Since the 1970 NFL merger, the game has been played between the champions of the AFC and the NFC. What can we expect from the Super Bowl this year? With all the hype surrounding the big game this year be sure to check out the Super Bowl 47 Odds here.
Expect The Game To Feature Two Physical Defenses
The Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers both feature physical defenses. Ray Lewis of the Ravens and Patrick Willis of the 49ers are two of the best linebackers in the game today. Both teams also feature several top notch defensive backs. Aldon Smith of the 49ers is among the best in the game at pressuring the quarterback while Haloti Ngata is a force in the middle of the Ravens defense.
You Will Hear The Name Harbaugh A Lot
Jim Harbaugh is the coach of San Francisco 49ers while John Harbaugh is the coach of the Baltimore Ravens. This will be the first Super Bowl where the two teams are coached by a pair of brothers. As a result, some in the media are dubbing this the “Harbowl.” However, these are both great coaches who are known for more than just being brothers. Jim Harbaugh played in the NFL as a quarterback before becoming a coach while John has been successful in many coaching stints prior to becoming the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens.
Joe Flacco Is Playing For More Money
Joe Flacco is an unrestricted free agent heading into next season. If he leads the Ravens to a Super Bowl title, he will assuredly command more money on the open market. An interesting side note to this line of thought is that Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome has said that this is not the case. This means that either Baltimore has the parameters of a deal in place with Flacco already or Baltimore doesn’t understand how much Super Bowl winning quarterbacks are paid in this league.
Vernon Davis Says He Will Be A Factor
San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis says that he is going to be a big factor in this game. However, it may not have anything to do with his pass catching skills. Instead, he says that he has matured over the past few years and realizes that a win is more important than his statistics. Expect his improved blocking ability to pave the way for the Niners to run the ball a lot with Frank Gore if they are struggling to get the passing game going.
Both Quarterbacks Could Go Over 300 Total Yards
Joe Flacco is great at throwing the ball down the field against any defense. Colin Kaepernick is a great runner as well as passer. Therefore, Flacco could easily throw for over 300 yards while Kaepernick throws for 200 and runs for another 100 yards. Keep in mind that Kaepernick became the first quarterback in FBS history to throw for over 10,000 yards and rush for 4,000 in his career. It is also important to note that he ran for 181 yards against the Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Ray Lewis Is Retiring
In case you weren’t aware, Ray Lewis is retiring after this game. You may also hear about another story related to Lewis that occurred back in 2000. A week before the Super Bowl against the New York Giants, Lewis was allegedly involved in a double murder. While he was never found guilty of murder, he did agree to a plea deal that saw him plead guilty to obstruction of justice. No one has even been convicted for the murders that took place in 2000.
The Super Bowl is always a game that everyone tunes into. There are going to be many great stories to look forward to as well as some big hits and other amazing plays on game day. The winning team will go down in history as champions and the losing team will have to spend another year chasing their dream of one day wearing a Super Bowl ring.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan returned from his celebrated vacation to face the New York media and answer questions about his future and that of the team.
Ryan was asked about quarterback Mark Sanchez and his guaranteed $8.5 million dollar salary. Ryan gave Sanchez no vote of confidence, and according to the New York Daily News, let it be known that Sanchez’s salary will not dictate whether or not he starts. Don’t forget it’s playoff season which means its time for some football playoff betting, unfortunately you won’t be able to bet on the Jets this postseason.
“Money, the financial part of it….will not have any of the considerations for it,” Ryan said. “We’ll play the player that fits what we do best. What we believes gives us the best chance.”
“We have to get an offensive coordinator in place, then we’ll address it from there,” Ryan said. “Obviously, the situation, whoever the offensive coordinator is, his system, there’s going to be a lot of things that go into it.”
Owner Woody Johnson was also asked about Sanchez and his finances, and for the first time in a while, he and Ryan were on the same page.
“Every year there’s competition among players.” That’s true at some positions, but Sanchez has been the Jets’ unquestioned starter for years.
So that means Mark Sanchez if you are reading this, even if you makes $2 million more than Michael Vick when he gets there, he still may start over you.
Times have certainly changed for the New York Jets and the St. Louis Rams over the course of the last few years. The last time these two teams met, New York came up with a 47-3 victory. The Rams mustered just 200 total yards of offense, while RB Thomas Jones and RB Leon Washington had that many yards on the ground by themselves. These two teams will meet for the first time since that point on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome, a place where the Jets clearly are not looking forward to going.
This is going to be the first game that the Jets have played in a dome since beating the Indianapolis Colts in the playoffs at Lucas Oil Stadium in the 2011 playoffs. This is a game in the NFC against a domed team though, and there are five clubs that fit that mold, the Rams, New Orleans Saints, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, and Atlanta Falcons. Against those teams on the road over the course of the last four years, QB Mark Sanchez has played two games, and he has led New York to just a 1-1 SU and 0-2 ATS record.
What’s worse is the history for the Jets here in the Gateway to the West. The Rams are actually 7-0 SU and ATS in this series dating back to 1986 when they were playing in Los Angeles against these Jets, and that includes going 2-0 SU and ATS at the Edward Jones Dome. Both games were won outright in spite of the fact that St. Louis was an underdog in both affairs by a field goal. The Jets were outgained in those games by an average of 148.5 yards per game.
The NFL odds in Week 11 feature the Rams favored by 3 ½-points over the hapless Jets.
This speech was delivered the day after the Jets suffered an embarrassing 30-9 loss to a divisional rival at home, dropping them to 3-5 and basically destroying any playoff hopes still remaining.
“We have to be all in,” Ryan said. “The only chance we have is we are 100% all in and let’s put it out there. If we don’t play better you can forget about anything. I want them to step away (during the bye week) and come back with that mentality.”
The term “All-In” reminds me of the pre-playoff speech that Gian-Paul Gonzalez, a New Jersey High-School Teacher, gave to the Giants during a game in late December 2011.If you want to go “All-In” on the Jets this week look to bet on NFL Football here. Needless to say the speech worked, as it became the rallying cry for the Giants and led them to a Super Bowl victory.
Over the next few games the Jets MUST put it all in and risk everything. Just go for it, forget formalities. There will be nothing left to lose.
The jets have lost four of the last five games and are sitting at the very bottom of the AFC East. So what exactly do they need to do to be all in?
Well for starters, Rex Ryan needs to make a final quarterback decision and stick to it.
I’m sure everyone has noticed that while Sanchez is out on the field the entire game throwing the ball into the hands of the opposing team’s defense, Tebow is patiently waiting on the sideline, helmet and pads on, ready to go in and win the game.
The problem with Sanchez is that he must be surrounded by elite players in order for him to succeed.
If he is protected for 10 seconds, given plenty of time to throw the ball to a selection of elite players he is then capable of actually completing passes and taking the offense down the field.
Right now Sanchez ranks last, yes I said LAST, in the NFL for completion rate, with 52.9%, he is 30th in passer rating at 72.8% and 28th in yards per attempt at a pathetic 6.4yds.
Is this all Sanchez’s fault?
I simply do not understand why the Jets went so far out of their way to bring Tebow in. They have managed to find countless ways not to use him in scenarios that he would be perfect for.
For a team that claims winning is the most important thing, they sure do a very good job at losing.
Come on Jets, get it together!
Staten Island New York Jets Fans Will Feel Effects of Hurricane Sandy for Months.
The New York Jets have a bye week this week, and therefore can take some time to heal with the rest of the city in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Since cross-town rivals the New York Giants are playing at MetLife Stadium this weekend, it is unlikely that any games for the Jets will be canceled. Though the practice schedule was affected, the effects of Hurricane Sandy have left people with much more to worry about than football.
While the Jets call MetLife Stadium in New Jersey home, fans are spread out throughout the city. Fans in Staten Island may be the worst off in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy though. Staten Island locals have told CBS News that they feel, “forgotten” because there isn’t much help yet. About half of the deaths that occurred in the city due to the storm were on Staten Island.
This video from CBS shows a glimpse of the destruction that Sandy left, leaving some people with nothing but piles of rubble. As it says in the clip, recovery on Staten Island is going to take a long time, as it was one of the hardest hit areas in the storm. While today’s NYC Marathon was canceled in the last minute, people were outraged that it took that long to cancel it when there were so many people suffering.
People all over the city are still left with no where to go, no power and scarce food. You can help out your fellow Jets fans on Staten Island, and let them know that they aren’t forgotten by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
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Sadly New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is not the first Jets member this season to be among the highest ranking overrated people in the NFL.
The big question for this weeks game, and for Coach Ryan to have a hope for getting himself off of this list, will be to upset the Seahawks at home, not an easy task mind you and one that SportsBetting.ag are predicting not to happen.
He is joining the likes of Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez as they were also voted two of the most overrated players this season. Coach Ryan has finished in first place on this the list of most overrated coaches in the NFL.
This is unfamiliar ground for Rex Ryan, seeing as how over the last few years he has commonly been the coach that most players have said they would want to play for. Rex is truly a polarizing figure – either you love the guy or you can’t stand the way he coaches.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News pointed out, this poll was a rather small sample size with only 103 players polled. Of those players 35 chose Rex Ryan. Coming in second place was Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots with 16 votes, followed by head coach Andy Reid of the Eagles in third place with 9 votes.
I raise the question, could this instead be a case of the person the players feel gets to much attention? Do the NFL players really see Rex Ryan as an overrated head coach? Not only has he done something that only a handful of current head coaches have done, which is take a team to their championship game back-to-back consecutive years, but he has also turned around a franchise that was not looking very good before he became head coach.
I would say success runs in the Ryan family, and Rex would not be on the top of my list of overrated head coaches in the NFL. He has had quite the successful run for his first head coaching gig. He is 31-25 since taking over the head coach job in 2009 from former coach, Eric Mangini. In a season that ended in major collapse with Mangini missing the playoffs due to losing four of his five last regular season games.
Ryan is not coaching his best football this season, but given the amount of injuries and lack of talent on his team I think he is doing the best he can.