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AFC East showdown is bury, bury big

Jets have chance to seize control against Pats, who kicked dirt on Gang last December

Updated: November 10, 2011, 10:40 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The last time the New York Jets faced the New England Patriots for first place in the AFC East, Rex Ryan hyped it as a potential breakthrough game for his franchise -- and lost so badly, 45-3, that he buried the ball a few days later.

Now, 11 months later, the Jets face a similar situation and, once again, Ryan sounds like a fight promoter. The bitter rivals have identical 5-3 records, and Ryan sees Sunday night's game at MetLife Stadium as a chance to take control ...

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