The New England Patriots led by Machiavellian Coach Bill Belichick and quarterbacked by Tom Brady, deflated the gas bag Jets in their showdown at Foxboro with a 45-3 'good old ass whuppin' as Don Meredith would have said if he had been alive to see it!
"Dandy Don" a former great Quarterback who went on to be a premier football announcer on Monday Night Football with Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford, passed away a few days ago at the age of 72, but his presence was felt at Foxboro stadium last night.
With both teams tied at 9-2, but with the Jets having the advantage of beating the Pats in the second game of the season, there was a lot riding on this game for league supremacy and eventual home field advantage in the playoffs.
Jets Quarterback Mark Sanchez was coming in off 2 late 4th quarter rallies, and pumped up by their ever effusive coach Rex Ryan, the Jets thought they would blow out the Pats and make up for years of looking up at the Boston Beaners!
Brady on the other hand turned in a 'perfect' game against the Detroit Lions with a passer rating of 158.3 in a blowout, and his win against the Jets broke Brett Farve's record of 25 home wins, with Tom Terrific notching his 26th going 21-29 for 4 touchdowns and 326 yards to a variety of receivers.
Tom now has 27 touchdowns this season against only 4 interceptions, while Sanchez last night had 3 picks and 11 in the past 3 games, a number only matched by former premier quarterback Peyton Manning dragging his Colt team down with a 6-6 record.
With the Pats ahead at half time 24-3, they scored 17 points in the first quarter alone, the half time show was taken over by a group of enthusiastic fans identified only as Commercial Fishermen Gary, Larry, Barry and Dave in the Sky Box as they led all 70K fans in a tribute to former Monday Night Football Great Don Meredith with his signature song, "Turn Out the Lights, The Party's Over!"
The quartet were bundled up in their traditional ice fishing gear, and well fortified with Irish Whiskey as they led the crowd in a stirring rendition of the song which Brady said later was instrumental in leading to 3 interceptions of the shell shocked Mark Sanchez who wasn't even born when Meredith was in his prime.
The quartet had the fans dancing in the aisles celebrating the onslaught, made all the sweeter due to the brash Jets trash talking for the past week.
The Belichick coached team, as is their want, kept their mouth shut and let their well oiled game plan and individual talents speak for themselves.
In an unlikely riposte earlier this week the usually polite and restrained Brady said if he lost to the Jets last night he would" shave his hair and wax his balls'
in an earlier Spoof Exclusive.
With his locks now secure and the rest of his body remaining hirsute, Tom apologized for the out of character comments, saying, " Sometimes you just get tired of hearing people talk through their ass....tonight we showed them
(the Jets) how to step up when the game is on the line; we took it to them and beat their ass...BUT NOT IN A GAY WAY!"
When last seen Larry, Gary, Barry & Dave were entertaining the fans in a post game tailgate party which threatened to last till the wee hours.