EL BARRIO, EL FALLS – Happy Monday, everybody! The Buffalo Bills had a bye this weekend, so there were lots of 0pen houses I could show and odd things available again; like my handyman being able to work on properties on a Sunday. Welcome to small-town Buffalo. This is definitely a small market thing. Anyway, here are the topics for today: World Series Set, Jets Win and Giants Win Again.
WORLD SERIES SET
The World Series is set. And it is a weird representation. The #6 seed Cinderella Philadelphia Phillies have made it to the Fall Classic. They only qualified due to the new playoff system but no one can deny they took the difficult road to the final. They took on the heavily favored Cam James Cardinals and beat them to take on the Atlanta Braves. Once in the NLCS, they steamrolled their fellow upstarts the #5 San Diego Padres. Meanwhile the Houston Astros had the best record in baseball and were the #1 seed in the American League. The Astros showed their dominance against the Seattle Mariners and then swept the Yankees. So now it is the oddest match-up ever and seems like it might be a great series.
NY Jets Coach Robert Salah and his staff may be proving their worth. Sunday’s game against the aforementioned Cam James‘ Denver Broncos was very ugly, but there is no need to ever apologize for an ugly win. The victory was costly to the Jets. RB Breece Hall went down. Stud offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker went down. Wideout Corey Davis went out the game, too. Yet… the Jets found a way to win in Mile High City to move to 5-2… Hall was on his way to become Rookie Offensive MVP. After a solid rookie season by Michael Carter, people were surprised the Jets drafted a running back but Hall has proven to be the in-between tackle power runner and receiving back. AVT has played 4 different positions on the O-line this season and Davis was moving up to the #2 receiver on the team. They all went down and Gang Green required the TD run from Hall and 3 field goals from Greg “Legatron” Zurlein. With the offense hurting the Jets depended on the defense and special teams and that was enough. Years ago, the Jets would have found a way to lose but this time they didn’t.
Speaking of ugly wins… the Jints managed to win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a comeback no less. Big Blue went into the 4th quarter down 13-17 and won 23-17. This Giants team isn’t guaranteed to make the playoffs but they are making a statement about their ability to grind out wins. These aren’t dominating performances but they are performances by a team that is fighting as group for the whole game. They are making the clutch plays on both sides of the ball and that is what is making the difference.
Thanks for reading and feel free to comment below. Come back tomorrow for Ben Whitney, who will is wearing black after the Yankees were eliminated in dominating fashion by the Astros and the Rangers were dismantled at home by the Columbus Blue Jackets.