Thanksgiving Day feasting didn't end with a fabulous meal - It extended onto the playing field as the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS roasted the NY JETS 49-19.
Rex Ryan has been the "turkey" of the AFC East for quite some time.
His mouth has been writing checks his arse can't cash.
Seeing the NY Jets get thrashed like this was the perfect end to a Thanksgiving Day to be remembered.
Patriots erupt in second quarter to blow out Jets 49-19
By Shalise Manza Young
Boston Globe Staff / November 22, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Just when it seemed the blend of Thanksgiving dinner Tryptophan and a boring opening 15 minutes of football in the Patriots-Jets rematch would lull even the most diehard fan into an early slumber, one team woke up at MetLife Stadium.
Unfortunately for most of the assembled fans, it wasn’t the Jets. Though by halftime the team and its fans probably wished what they’d experienced during the second quarter was a nightmare and not reality.
After holding the Patriots scoreless in the first quarter — the first time that’s happened this season to New England — the Jets then saw the game, and their season, implode.
Embarrassed at home, 49-14, New York fell to 4-7 while New England is now 8-3, 4-0 in the AFC East.
It was Bill Belichick’s 200th career win, and though he would never say it, it was likely a bit sweeter that it came against the Jets given all of the personal and professional history he has with the organization.
The Patriots went into halftime with a 35-3 lead on a series of plays that ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous.
It was so embarrassing for Jets fans that some began heading home before intermission. Those who remained began chanting for quarterback Tim Tebow to get into the game.
The Patriots had a chance to score in the first quarter but Stephen Gostkowski missed a 39-yard field goal wide left.
On the Jets’ possession following the miss, Steve Gregory intercepted Mark Sanchez when the Jets quarterback threw into double coverage.
New England started well inside its territory, but Tom Brady methodically led the offense on a six-minute scoring drive. Three Jets penalties aided the cause, including a 15-yard facemask at the end of a 13-yard Shane Vereen run that gave the Patriots first and goal.
New England’s TD came on the first play of the second quarter, when Brady found a wide-open Wes Welker in the front right corner of the end zone.
Brady had all sorts of time, a credit to an offensive line that was without Logan Mankins and Sebastian Vollmer. Donald Thomas was at left guard again, as he has been since Mankins has been out with several injuries, and Marcus Cannon started for Vollmer at right tackle.
The defense stuffed running back Shonn Greene on fourth and 1; Brandon Spikes stripped the ball at the end of the play, and Gregory recovered it.
One play led to New England going up, 14-0. Brady hit Vereen, all alone to his left, and the second-year running back was off to the races, an 83-yard catch-and-run touchdown.
That was a crack in the dam.
In less than 60 seconds of game time, it burst open.
On the second play of the Jets’ ensuing possession, there was a botched play — it looked as if Sanchez wanted to hand off to Lex Hilliard but Hilliard ran right past him.
Rather than try to look for a receiver, Sanchez tucked the ball and promptly ran smack into the ample behind of right guard Brandon Moore, fumbling the ball.
Again it was Gregory who was in the right place. He scooped up the loose ball and ran it back 32 yards to give New England a 21-0 lead.
On the ensuing kickoff, Joe McKnight got out to the 25, but Devin McCourty popped the ball out.
Julian Edelman plucked the ball out of the air and ran it back into the end zone. Patriots, 28-0.
And they weren’t done.
After the defense forced a punt, Brady and Edelman turned a third-and-5 play into a 56-yard TD catch.
The 35 tied the team record for points in a quarter.
The boos from Jets fans only intensified when they kicked a 32-yard field goal just before halftime instead of trying for the end zone.
Shalise Manza Young can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @shalisemyoung.