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Mark Sanchez is taken down during the second (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mark Sanchez is taken down during the second quarter in a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Week 5: Texans 23, Jets 17

The Houston Texans (5-0) defeated the Jets (2-3) 23-17 in a Monday Night Football game at MetLife Stadium.

Brice McCain intercepts Mark Sanchez late in the
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Brice McCain intercepts Mark Sanchez late in the second quarter. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Lex Hilliard of the Jets is tripped up
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Lex Hilliard of the Jets is tripped up by Connor Barwin of the Texans during the second quarter. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Arian Foster of the Texans leaps over Jets
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Arian Foster of the Texans leaps over Jets defenders Bryan Thomas and Yeremiah Bell during the second quarter. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Matt Schaub is under pressure from Jets defenders
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Matt Schaub is under pressure from Jets defenders Calvin Pace and Quinton Coples. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Mark Sanchez looks on during a game against
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Mark Sanchez looks on during a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Tim Tebow is tackled by Glover Quin and
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Tim Tebow is tackled by Glover Quin and Bradie James of the Houston Texans during the first half at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Tim Tebow runs the ball during the first
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Tim Tebow runs the ball during the first half. (Oct. 8, 2012)

New York Jets running back Joe McKnight rushes
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New York Jets running back Joe McKnight rushes past Houston Texans Troy Nolan for a touchdown on a kick return during the second half of an NFL football game. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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New York Jets center Nick Mangold is carted
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New York Jets center Nick Mangold is carted off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Rex Ryan reacts as he coaches in a
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Rex Ryan reacts as he coaches in a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Tim Tebow is tackled by Glover Quin and
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Tim Tebow is tackled by Glover Quin and Bradie James of the Houston Texans during the first half of a game at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Tim Tebow is tackled by Houston Texans strong
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Tim Tebow is tackled by Houston Texans strong safety Glover Quin (29) and inside linebacker Bradie James (53) during the first half of an NFL football game. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Trainers work on Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian
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Trainers work on Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Mark Sanchez throws a pass in a game
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Mark Sanchez throws a pass in a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Mark Sanchez is taken down during the second
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Mark Sanchez is taken down during the second quarter in a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Matt Schaub attempts a pass under pressure from
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Matt Schaub attempts a pass under pressure from Garrett McIntyre at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Arian Foster runs the ball in a game
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Arian Foster runs the ball in a game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster celebrates after
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster celebrates after rushing for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster rushes for
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Houston Texans running back Arian Foster rushes for a touchdown as New York Jets strong safety Yeremiah Bell falls down on the play during the first half. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Antonio Cromartie attempts to return an interception for
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Antonio Cromartie attempts to return an interception for positive yards during the first quarter against Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Tim Tebow looks to pass in the first
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Tim Tebow looks to pass in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Mark Sanchez looks to pass against the Houston
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Mark Sanchez looks to pass against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Jeff Cumberland catches a 27-yard touchdown reception in
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Jeff Cumberland catches a 27-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland celebrates
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New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson tackles Antonio
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Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson tackles Antonio Cromartie after Cromartie intercepted a pass during the first half of an NFL football game. (Oct. 8, 2012)

A fan holds a banner in reference to
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A fan holds a banner in reference to Tim Tebow during the game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Tim Tebow warms up before the game. (Oct.
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Tim Tebow warms up before the game. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Jeff Cumberland hauls in a first quarter touchdown
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Jeff Cumberland hauls in a first quarter touchdown pass against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Owen Daniels of the Texans catches a touchdown
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Owen Daniels of the Texans catches a touchdown pass on the Texans opening drive of the game. (Oct. 8, 2012)

New York Jets defensive back Ellis Lankster (26)
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New York Jets defensive back Ellis Lankster (26) tackles Houston Texans wide receiver Kevin Walter (83) during the first half of an NFL football game. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Owen Daniels celebrates after he scored a 34-yard
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Owen Daniels celebrates after he scored a 34-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels (81) celebrates
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Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels (81) celebrates a touchdown catch with running back Justin Forsett (28) during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Mark Sanchez looks on during warm-ups before a
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Mark Sanchez looks on during warm-ups before a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Mark Sanchez warms up before a game against
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Mark Sanchez warms up before a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez talk during warm
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Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez talk during warm ups before a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Mark Sanchez, left, and backup quarterback Tim Tebow
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Mark Sanchez, left, and backup quarterback Tim Tebow appear during warmups before a game against the Houston Texans. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Tim Tebow warms up before a game against
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Tim Tebow warms up before a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

Tim Tebow looks on as he warms up
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Tim Tebow looks on as he warms up before a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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Tim Tebow looks on as he warms up
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Tim Tebow looks on as he warms up before a game against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium. (Oct. 8, 2012)

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