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Shorter field makes scoring tough

Red zone possessions have often led to field goals instead of touchdowns for a lot of teams.

Updated: September 28, 2003, 10:54 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Jets coach Herman Edwards took a lot of grief for faking a field goal during last Sunday's loss to the Patriots. Arguably, throwing a pass to center Kevin Mawae might not have been the best deception, but Edwards stood his ground in the face of criticism.

His team was heading to an 0-3 start. His starting quarterback, Chad Pennington, is out until late November, and backup Vinny Testaverde wasn't tearing up defenses. Edwards said he'd do it again because teams don't win in the NFL by just ...

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