Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Update Week 3

The Giants moved to 3-0 with an OT victory against the Bengals. Eli Manning drove the team in the final minutes of the second half to force the OT. I was hoping they would make the game less exciting with a blowout, but perhaps the Bengals are a better team than originally thought.

The Jets lost to the Chargers, and the game wasn't close.

But the big shock of the weekend was NE getting absolutely blown away by the lowly fish of Miami.

And that brings up an interesting question: the Yankees missed the playoffs for the first time after 13 straight years, and the Patriots won 21 straight regular season games.
Which is the more impressive record? The Yankees did it while spending more than any other team 11 of those 13 years. It is the second longest such streak, the longest being the Braves which ended last year at 14. The next teams are in the single digits.
The next longest NFL streaks are an 18 game run by the Pats of 2003, and the Dolphins of 16 games in the early 1970's.

What do you think is the greatest streak? I think it may be the Pats because it required perfection. To quote the late Bert Bell, on any given Sunday, any team can beat any other given team.

Go Yankees

2 comments:

The Mortgage & More Blog said...

I would say the Yankees streak is more impressive to me.

Tommy Buettner said...

I would have to say the Yankees streak, and here is my reason.

I believe there are so many more variables that a baseball team has to go through over the course of 10+ years.

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