Is Alabama's championship as valid as Jets making playoffs? Or, did both "back in"?
So Alabama faces a team who loses it's starting QB in the 1st quarter and essentially rides a defense and running game to victory while handcuffing its QB. The Crimson Tide's QB threw the ball for a grand total of....58 yards on 6 of 11 passing with 0 TD and 0 INT.
Does this kinda game sound a little familiar??? Sure, Texas didn't lose its starting QB by choice, but for a while there a freshman QB had Texas within 4 points with less than 4 minutes to play. Shouldn't have Alabama been cruising at that point?
Two key differences between the Jets/Cincinnati game last week and Alabama/Texas from tonight:
1. The Bengals QB, Carson Palmer, played into the 2nd half.
2. The Bengals scored ZERO points all game.
Other than that, this almost looked like a textbook Jets kinda game - Minimize the QB, rush the snot outta the ball, and rely on good defense.
So, if the Jets didn't "earn" their victory last Sunday night according to the national media :rolleyes: either did Alabama tonight in my opinion!