Ebs’ Hot Takes: New York Jets, New York Giants, MLB Playoffs

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What a weekend in the NFL. The Buffalo Bills won again, the New York Jets and Giants did not, Tom Brady is back, the Minnesota Vikings are the lone undefeated team left.

Then there’s the MLB. One of the final four teams have been decided with another two possibly being decided Monday. Is David Ortiz’s last game Monday night?

Oh, but there’s also the big weekend that was in the horse racing world. Lady Eli won, and for anyone that follows the sport, that is probably the biggest story of the year. Like his namesake, Syndergaard, the incredible 2-year-old, lost in a thriller Saturday. Well, I’ve sorta covered what happened this weekend in horse racing, so I don’t exactly need to come back to this.

Here’s the latest edition of Ebs’ Hot Takes:

Time to tank for the New York Jets? Jets fans, I feel your pain.

fitx3For years I watched Ryan Fitzpatrick get my hopes up (Week 2 at Buffalo) only to bring me right back down (basically every other week). It’s painful.

I would suggest turning to Geno Smith, but is that really a better alternative?

With a team that has so much talent on offense and a defense that was so good last season, what happened? I know the Jets had a tough schedule to start the season, but jeez. This is bad.

The defense needs to step up if the Jets want to salvage this season. One sack? Come on, man.

Hey, at least Brandon Marshall isn’t giving up.

“I’m already over this loss,” Marshall said after the game. “We’re going to turn this around. I promise you that. eliWooo! Starting right now.”

Don’t panic New York Giants fans, yet. Guys, the sky is not falling. It’s going to be okay.

The Green Bay Packers were able to take away the Giants’ run game Sunday night – don’t be upset, it happens to everyone – and Eli Manning wasn’t able to respond.

The Giants’ defense held its part up, but Manning struggled. He often missed his wide receivers. Throwing the ball 35 times for just 199 yards isn’t going to cut it.

But don’t worry, it’ll get better.

The Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs are on a crash course for the World Series. The Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago Cubs are the best two teams in baseball.

AP Photo/David J. Phillip

AP Photo/David J. Phillip

The Blue Jays have already taken the next step to the Series, and the Cubs will be right behind them. This could be a Series that features the best bats in baseball versus the best pitching.

Who wouldn’t want to see Joey Bats at the plate in the bottom of the ninth against Aroldis Chapman? Sign me up.

As a New York Yankees fan I can’t exactly say that I’m disappointed the Boston Red Sox are on the brink of elimination. Look, I know a lot of Red Sox fans and they are some of the most obnoxious in baseball. All of this David Ortiz is the GOAT shtick… Where has he been? I’m sorry, but 1-for-8 isn’t going to cut it.

Also, Mo had a better final season. American League Comeback Player of the Year and 44 saves in 51 opportunities, I’ll take it every time. There, I said it.

Come back Tuesday for Bangin’ Ben Whitney and please follow us on Twitter at @ByDJEberle & @MeetTheMatts and like our Facebook page, Meet The Matts.

P.S. Since Deflategate is finally behind us, why not relive it one more time.

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DJ Eberle: The youngest of our team, DJ is also the largest. Offensive Tackle Large. In fact, this Albany native used OT for Western New England University - until he graduated in May of 2014. Like Junoir Blaber, he's a regular on Rugby Wrap Up - his dad played rugby with The Matts. His cross to bear, however, is his love for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. As for baseball and basketball, it's the Yanks and Atlanta Hawks. Follow him on Twitter: @ByDJEberle.

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