Jets' Top 5 stories of 2011

A playoff meltdown -- and a miracle -- lead our end-of-year Gang Green best list

Updated: December 21, 2011, 12:53 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

We asked ESPNNewYork.com's beat writers to rank their five top stories of 2011. Next up: Rich Cimini, who shares his Jets picks. Let us know what you think in the comments section.

1. Championship meltdown

For the second straight year, the Jets came within 60 minutes of the Super Bowl -- and they forgot to show up in Pittsburgh. Inexplicably, they came out flat in the first half and fell behind 24-3 in the AFC Championship Game.

The Jets pulled themselves together and ...

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