Boston 8 Yankees 4: The Yankees fell to the Red Sox, 8-4, (Dustin Moseley got the loss, allowing four runs) finishing 9-17 over the past few weeks. And, naturally, all the talk turned to their AL East standings: The Tampa Bay Rays won their game, which gave them AL East honors, making the Yankees the wild card. The Bronx Bombers will face Minnesota on Wednesday. Captain Derek Jeter claimed that the Yankees' recent struggles don't mean anything, "You have to play well. Your record in the regular season means nothing, the postseason means nothing.”
Jets 38 Buffalo 14: Gang Green made mince meat of the Buffalo Bills. LaDainian Tomlinson had 19 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns while Shonn Greene had 117 yards and 22 carries. QB Mark Sanche was 14-for-24 and threw 161 yards. Next Monday, they play Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings—and Darrelle Revis, Calvin Pace and Santonio Holmes are all supposed to be ready then.
Giants 17, Bears 3: Perhaps it was the pre-game unveiling of the Giants Ring of Honor that included defensive greats from the past, but the Giants defense looked great against the previously undefeated Bears. New York limited Chicago to 6 first downs, 110 total yards, took two Bears quarterbacks out of the game, sacked their quarterbacks 10 times and forced 3 turnovers. All that defense, including 9 first-half sacks of Jay Cutler, and the Giants only had a 3-0 lead at halftime. While the offense didn't exactly come alive in the second half, the Giants managed to squeeze out a victory that should have been a blow-out. New York (2-2) is now tied for first in the NFC East with the Redskins and Eagles.
Nationals 2, Mets 1 (14 innings): How fitting! The Mets end another dismal season with a loss and Oliver Perez gets the loss. Perez was able to hit the first batter he faced and then walk three consecutive batters, walking in the go-ahead run. Mets fans have an exciting off-season though — they team may be getting a new manager and GM.