For Ryan Out Loud: Two Brother's Heavyweight Battle


Sunday's Storyline:

Heavyweights collide as the Ryan brothers do battle for the second time in as many seasons. One year ago, Rob Ryan's Cleveland Browns came out on the short end of a 26-20 overtime thriller. Now the defensive coordinator of America's team-the Dallas Cowboys- Rob Ryan aims to exact revenge on older brother and make his case for his dad's (Buddy Ryan) favorite son. On the tenth anniversary of September 11th, emotions and patriotism will certainly run high as all fans, players and coaches will unite as one to honor the memory of those who lost their lives in the worst terrorist attack in United States history.

Jets coach Rex Ryan proclaimed Sunday's game as the most pressurized game he can remember being a part of. Whether it's the duty to his team, his country or to secure family
bragging rights, Rex and the Jets are determined to deliver a victory for New York City. America's service men and women along with members of New York's fire and police department will be on hand and admired as the country's true heroes.

KEYS TO VICTORY:

1. Corral that Cowboy

The Jets will have to play disciplined defensively holding containment on Dallas quarterack Tony Romo who has been known to break free and scramble for huge chunks of yards. Romo's offensive line has been spotty in protection, just ask the signal caller's collar bone. If the Jets can maintain pressure, while limiting Romo's running lanes, they will force the Cowboys to be a one-faceted offense.

2. Round up Dallas' Secondary

With the Cowboys carrying only three healthy cornerbacks into Sunday night's contest, the Jets will have to take to the air. New York's receiving core of Plaxico Burress, Santonio Holmes and Desmond Mason should have a field day against a Dallas secondary missing their top two pass defenders in Mike Jenkins and Terrence Newman. Look for Mark Sanchez to lead a dynamic pass attack and wear out the Cowboy's injury riddled secondary.

3. Feed off the 12th man

With Sunday night's crowd expected to be in full throat, urging a win for their city's beloved team, the Jets will have a supreme homefield advantage. If New York can give the Jet faithful reason to cheer early, they can ride the early momentum to a convincing victory.

PREDICTION: Jets 27-Cowboys 13 F
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