Looking Back: New York Jets 2011-12 Season

It was a dismal end to a dramatic season for Rex Ryan and his Gang Green.

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Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets looks on during the final regular season game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on Jan. 1, 2012 in Florida. The Jets lost to the Dolphins 19-17, dashing their playoff hopes and ending their season.
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Mark Sanchez #6 and Dustin Keller #81 of the New York Jets celebrate a touchdown during the game.
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Matt Moore #8 of the Miami Dolphins looks on during a game against the New York Jets at Sun Life Stadium.
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets scores a touchdown during the second half against the New York Giants on Dec. 24, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets lost to the Giants 29-14.
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Jamaal Westerman #55 of the New York Jets attempts to tackle Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants during the first half on Dec. 24, 2011 at MetLife Stadium.
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Josh Baker #45 of the New York Jets scores a touchdown in the first quarter during a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.
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Will Blackmon #36 of the New York Giants is tackled by Ellis Lankster #26 of the New York Jets during the first half.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets takes a knee prior to their game against the New York Giants.
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets walks off the field after the Jets failed to convert on third down during the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Gang Green lost in a 45-19 rout to the Eagles.
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LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles eludes the tackle of Muhammad Wilkerson #96 of the New York Jets during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field on Dec. 18, 2011 in Philadelphia. The Jets lost 45-19.
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Brian Rolle #59 of the Philadelphia Eagles attempts to tackle Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets as he catches a 25-yard touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets during the second quarter.
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Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles falls into the endzone for a first half touchdown against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field.
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Akeem Jordan #56 of the Philadelphia Eagles tackles Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets.
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Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets tackles DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles after a pass reception during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field.
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LaDainian Tomlinson #21 of the New York Jets celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium on Dec. 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets is sacked by Tamba Hali #91 of the Kansas City Chiefs during their game at MetLife Stadium.
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Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs tackles Patrick Turner #88 of the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium.
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Shonn Greene #23 and Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets celebrates a touchdown during their game against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium.
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Aaron Maybin #51 of the New York Jets hits and forces a fumble on Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedExField on Dec. 4 in Landover, Md.
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Kyle Wilson #20 of the New York Jets is tackled by Santana Moss #89 of the Washington Redskins after intercepting a pass thrown by Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins during the fouth quarter at FedExField.
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Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets rushes for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedExField.
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Dustin Keller #81 of the New York Jets scores a touchdown as Justin Rogers #26 of the Buffalo Bills is late with the tackle during their game on Nov. 27 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Steve Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills grabs his leg while celebrating after scoring a touchdown during a game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The Bills were penalized 15 yards for excessive celebration as Johnson was apparently mimicking the self-inflicted gunshot wound of Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets.
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets reacts after being hit after a pass.
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Joe McKnight #25 of the New York Jets runs with the ball as Kelvin Sheppard #55 of the Buffalo Bills makes a tackle.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets cannot hold onto a touchdown pass as Aaron Williams #23 of the Buffalo Bills defends during their game.
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Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets runs with the ball as Nick Barnett #50 of the Buffalo Bills looks on.
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Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos runs for the game winning touchdown against Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011 in Denver, Colo.
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Tight end Virgil Green #85 of the Denver Broncos blocks the rush of Kyle Wilson #20 of the New York Jets to protect quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2011. The Broncos defeated the Jets 17-13.
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Chris Harris #25 of the Denver Broncos tackles Patrick Turner #88 of the New York Jets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
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Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos rushes against Eric Smith #33 of the New York Jets.
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Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prays during the final minutes of the game against the New York Jets.
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Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots gets sacked by Muhammad Wilkerson #96 of the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2011 in East Rutherford.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets catches a pass against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium.
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Chad Ochocinco #85 of the New England Patriots catches a pass against Donald Strickland #30 and Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets.
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Chad Ochocinco #85 of the New England Patriots gets tackeled after catching a pass against Donald Strickland.
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Donald Jones #19 of the Buffalo Bills is tackled by Kyle Wilson #20, David Harris #52 and Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Orchard Park, N.Y. New York won 27-11.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets spikes the ball after scoring a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills.
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Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets gives instructions to David Harris #52 during NFL game action.
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Naaman Roosevelt #18 of the Buffalo Bills makes a catch against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
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Fred Jackson #22 of the Buffalo Bills has the ball knocked loose during NFL game action by Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets.
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David Nelson #86 of the Buffalo Bills is tackled by Kyle Wilson #20 of the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
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laxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets is tackled during NFL game action by Drayton Florence #29 of the Buffalo Bills.
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Jeremy Kerley #11 of the New York Jets falls to the ground against the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2011 in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets runs past Antoine Cason #20 of the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium.
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Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets scores a touchdown against Antoine Cason #20 of the San Diego Chargers.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets takes the field against the San Diego Chargers.
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Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets celebrates a fourth quarter interception against the San Diego Chargers.
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Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets celebrates his third touchdown against the San Diego Chargers.
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Eric Smith #33 of the New York Jets tackles Mike Tolbert #35 of the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium.
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Jeremy Kerley #11 of the New York Jets runs over Steve Gregory #28 of the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on October 23.
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Jeremy Kerley #11 of the New York Jets reaches for a pass in front of Jimmy Wilson #27 of the Miami Dolphins during their game at MetLife Stadium.
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Roberto Wallace #18 of the Miami Dolphins tumbles over Jim Leonhard #36 and Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets.
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Mark Sanchez #6 hands off to Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets.
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Head coach of the New York Jets, Rex Ryan shakes hands with Vontae Davis #21 of the Miami Dolphins.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets runs in for a touchdown during a win over the Miami Dolphins.
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter with teammate Matt Slauson #68 while playing against the Miami Dolphins.
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Sean Smith #24 and Yeremiah Bell #37 of the Miami Dolphins knock the ball away from Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets.
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Aaron Hernandez #81 of the New England Patriots has his helmet ripped off by David Harris #52 of the New York Jets on October 9, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. The Jets lost 30-21.
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The bench of the New York Jets reacts in the final moments of the game.
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets feels the pressure of Vince Wilfork #75 of the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium.
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BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots runs into the end zone in the second half against the New York Jets.
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BenJarvus Green-Ellis #42 of the New England Patriots carries the ball as Donald Strickland #30 of the New York Jets defends.
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets reacts after being sacked by the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on October 2. 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Jets 34-17.
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Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets argues a call against the Baltimore Ravens.
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets fumbles the ball against the Baltimore Ravens.
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The New York Jets offense huddles during the game.
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Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets is hit by linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo #51 of the Baltimore Ravens during the second quarter.
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Defensive tackle Mike McAdoo #54 of the Baltimore Ravens shoves safety Jim Leonhard #36 of the New York Jets.
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Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the New York Jets at M&T Bank Stadium.
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LaDainian Tomlinson #21 of the New York Jets is pushed out of bounds at the one yard line by Tyvon Branch #33 of the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 25, 2011 in Oakland, California.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets misses a pass as Matt Giordano #27 of the Oakland Raiders defends.
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Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets looks on.
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Sebastian Janikowski #11 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates after kicking a field goal in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets.
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets looks after being sacked.
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LaDainian Tomlinson #21 of the New York is stopped short of the endzone by Joe Porter #28 of the Oakland Raiders late in the fourth quarter.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets catches a pass over Tyvon Branch #33.
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Patrick Turner #88 of the New York Jets drops the ball after being hit by Joe Porter #28 of the Oakland Raiders.
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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Jeff Cumberland #86 of the New York Jets misses a pass in the endzone as Kamerion Wimbley #96 of the Oakland Raiders defends at O.co Coliseum on September 25, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets fends off the tackle of Rashean Mathis #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium on September 18, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs the ball.
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Mark Sanchez #6 and Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrate.
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Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets sits on the bench.
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Dustin Keller #81 of the New York Jets celebrates his touchdown with teammate Matt Slauson #68.
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Eric Smith #33 and Brodney Pool #22 of the New York Jets take down Zach Miller.
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Head coach of the New York Jets, Rex Ryan talks with quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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A fan of the New York Jets looks on.
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Bart Scott #57 of the New York Jets sacks Blaine Gabbert #11.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets catches a first quarter touchdown.
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Nick Mangold #74 and Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrate.
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LaDainian Tomlinson #21 of the New York Jets runs for yards after the catch against Sean Lee #50 of the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter during their NFL Season Opening Game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Fans hold up American Flags in the stands as the New York Jets play against the Dallas Cowboysduring their NFL Season Opening Game at MetLife Stadium.
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets gestures at the line of scrimmage.
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Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets celebrates after he scored a 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys.
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Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys arguees with referee Al Riveron #57 as they walk off the field.
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Nick Folk #2 and Mark Brunell #8 of the New York Jets celebrate after Folk kicked a successful 50-yard game-winning field goal against the Dallas Cowboys.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrates his second quarter touchdown reception against the New York Giants during their preseason game on August 29, 2011 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
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Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants in action against the New York Jets during their preseason game on August 29, 2011 at MetLife Stadium.
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Greg McElroy #14 of the New York Jets in action against the New York Giants.
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Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets runs the ball against the New York Giants during their preseason game.
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Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets warms up before playing.
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Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants greets Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets after their preseason game Aug 29.
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David Harris #52 of the New York Jets forces an incomplete pass to Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants.
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Danny Ware #28 of the New York Giants runs the ball against Bryan Thomas #58 and Jim Leonhard #36 of the New York Jets during their preseason game.
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A fan holds a banner in reference to hurricane Irene as the New York Giants play against the New York Jets.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets hauls in a second quarter touchdown reception against Corey Webster #23 of the New York Giants during their preseason game.
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Eli Manning #10, Chris Snee #76, David Baas #64 and David Diehl #66 of the New York Giants in action against the New York Jets.
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Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets catches a touchdown in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals during their preseason game on August 21, 2011 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Rex Ryan, Head Coach of the New York Jets celebrates a field goal.
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Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Chris Crocker #42 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the first quarter.
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Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets catches a touchdown in the second quarter.
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Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Jets celebrates his touchdown with Mark Sanchez #6.
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Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets returns an interception against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Darrelle Revis #24 of the New York Jets returns an interception.
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Emanuel Cook #27,Brodney Pool #22, and Garrett McIntyre #50 of the New York Jets tackle Cedric Peerman #30 of the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Patrick Turner #88 of the New York Jets goes up for a pass against Morgan Trent #25 of the Cincinnati Bengals during their preseason game.
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Kicker Neil Rackers #4 of the Houston Texans connects on a 49 yard field goal in the second quarter against the New York Jets as Ellis Lankster #39 just misses the block at Reliant Stadium on August 15, 2011 in Houston, Texas.
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Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets calls out a play at the line of scrimmage against the Houston Texans in the first quarter at Reliant Stadium.
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Head Coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets throws his headset after being penalized for too many men on the field against the Houston Texans.
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Wide receiver Kevin Walter #83 of the Houston Texans completes a catch in front of cornerback Antonio Cromartie #31 of the New York Jets.
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Quarterback Greg McElroy #14 of the New York Jets celebrates after a two yard score in the third quarter against the Houston Texans.
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Running back Chris Ogbonnaya #27 of the Houston Texans dives for a one yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
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Kicker Nick Folk #2 of the New York Jets shakes hands with holder T.J. Conley.
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Quarterback Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans handles the ball during first quarter action.
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Quarterback Greg McElroy #14 of the New York Jets grabs his head after wide receiver Michael Campbell #84 dropped a wide open pass in the endzone.
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Full back Lawrence Vickers #47 of the Houston Texans looks for room to run on the sideline as safety Brodney Pool #22 of the New York Jets looks to contain on the play.
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Wide receiver Michael Campbell #84 of the New York Jets drops a wide open pass in the endzone in the fourth quarter as he beat free safety Torri Williams #42 of the Houston Texans.
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Wide receiver Derrick Townsel #14 of the Houston Texans has a pass go off his fingertips as he slips behind safety Brodney Pool #22 of the New York Jets.
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