SMARTEST WAY TO GET BACK IN THE FANS' GOOD GRACES
There was still talk about New England's Week 7 game in the minutes leading up to its Week 8 game. Why? Chris Jones was whistled for unsportsmanlike conduct on New York's first overtime field goal attempt, which was wide left, and the Jets nailed their second chance. It was a controversial penalty call, mostly because people were not so clear on the new rule, and also because referees have been practicing salutary neglect since the rule was instituted. So it was discussed all week -- ad nauseam -- but most agreed Jones messed up. Meanwhile, the player did the only thing he could: move on. He nailed Dolphins running back Lamar Miller for a loss of two yards on Miami's very first play from scrimmage. The team ended up going three-and-out.