Jets go from panic to playoff contender

From their Rocky Mountain Low against the Broncos, Gang Green is back on a nice roll

Updated: December 6, 2011, 8:57 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Early in the season, the New York Jets suffered a three-game losing streak and were mired in locker-room turmoil. That was a nasty stretch, but the worst occurred recently in Denver, where they collapsed in the final minutes to Tim Tebow & Co.

It was a Rocky Mountain Low.

"There was a point after the Denver game where it did seem like the panic button had been pressed," guard Matt Slauson admitted Monday.

That 17-13 loss occurred nearly three weeks ago. Since then, they've ...

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