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For This Week, Not Your ‘Same Old Jets’ [Photos]



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East Rutherford, NJ – Christmas may be over but the New York Jets fight for a spot in the NFL Playoffs is very much alive. Not only did the J-E-T-S weather a ferocious and vintage New England Patriots comeback. New York scored in their first and only possession in overtime for the 26-20 win over their AFC East rivals.

Despite leading 17-3 in the third quarter, I couldn’t help but wonder how the Jets would evaporate their 14-point advantage. No matter how well the Jets have been playing as of late, the phrase, ‘Same Old Jets’ is always in the back of my head.

It’s a phrase I’ve heard since 1985 and it’s one that’s stayed within the thoughts and hearts of Jets fans nationwide. While the list of disappointment and collapses is ever-growing, it’s the disasters of past seasons that continue to serve as painful and traumatic memories for current and future Jets fans.

Needless to say, my team in Green & White did not disappoint my expectations of them. Thanks to a a field goal and a fumble return touchdown, New England went on a 10-0 run and concluded the third quarter down 17-13.

With momentum swinging in the Patriots favor, the Jets held tough and managed to tack on an addition three-point for a 20-13 advantage early in the fourth quarter. And then tragedy struck and many Jets fans in attendance must have wondered if they were witnessing another Green & White collapse.

If you watched or read about the game, you’re aware that the NFL’s “Teflon Don”, Tom Brady, rallied the Patriots offense to tie the game at 20-all with less than two minutes remaining in the Fourth Quarter.

With the game heading into overtime, many in attendance and watching at home or at their local pubs, witnessed Patriots player, Matthew Slater, elected to kick the ball after he was asked by NFL official, Clete Blakemen. The rest is history as the Jets won in overtime and for one week, they’re not the “Same Old Jets.”

Enjoy reading the post game notes and Bill Menzel’s photos. 

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