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Mark Sanchez of the Jets walks off the field with the game ball after defeating the Patriots at Giants Stadium on Sunday.

Sept. 20: Jets 16, Patriots 9

The New York Jets backed up their big talk and beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in a 16-9 victory at the Meadowlands on Sunday.

Mark Sanchez of the Jets walks off the
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Mark Sanchez of the Jets walks off the field with the game ball after defeating the Patriots at Giants Stadium on Sunday.

Rex Ryan watches the Jets take on the
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Rex Ryan watches the Jets take on the New England Patriots on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.

Mark Sanchez runs from the field with the
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Mark Sanchez runs from the field with the game ball after defeating the New England Patriots at Giants Stadium on September 20, 2009.

Mark Sanchez joins the post game prayer in
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Mark Sanchez joins the post game prayer in the middle of the field after defeating the New England Patriots at Giants Stadium on September 20, 2009.

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick talks with
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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick talks with officials during the third quarter against the New York Jets on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.

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Kerry Rhodes and Jim Leonhard defend Randy Mossin
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Kerry Rhodes and Jim Leonhard defend Randy Mossin the endzone during the game on September 20, 2009 at Giants Stadium.

Bryan Thomas and Jim Leonhard celebrate after the
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Bryan Thomas and Jim Leonhard celebrate after the New England Patriots couldn't convert on fourth down in the fourth quarter during the game on September 20, 2009 at Giants Stadium.

Jay Feely and Wallace Wrightcelebrate in the fourth
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Jay Feely and Wallace Wrightcelebrate in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots.

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts during the fourth quarter against the Jets on Sunday at Giants Stadium.

Mark Sanchez of the Jets calls a play
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Mark Sanchez of the Jets calls a play against the Patriots at Giants Stadium. (September 20, 2009)

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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) reacts
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New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) reacts after intercepting the ball during the first quarter against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.

Mark Sanchez throws a pass against the New
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Mark Sanchez throws a pass against the New England Patriots. (September 20, 2009)

Dwight Lowery attempts to tackle Julian Edelman at
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Dwight Lowery attempts to tackle Julian Edelman at Giants Stadium on September 20, 2009.

Tom Brady throws a pass against the New
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Tom Brady throws a pass against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium on September 20, 2009.

Week 2: Jets 16, Patriots 9 September 20,
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Week 2: Jets 16, Patriots 9
September 20, 2009


This was the game that the Jets marked down on their calendar. Rex Ryan had a lot to say coming into this game, even recording a phone message asking season ticket holders to get loud during the game, but the Jets delivered a 16-9 win at home. Mark Sanchez outplayed Tom Brady to start the season 2-0.

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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11)
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) runs away from New York Jets linebacker Marques Murrell (94) and Darrelle Revis (24) during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.

New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81)
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New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) loses control of the ball after it was knocked away by New York Jets safety Kerry Rhodes (25) as Jim Leonhard (36) pursues during the second quarter Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.

New York Jets running back Leon Washington (29)
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New York Jets running back Leon Washington (29) carries the ball during the second quarter as New England Patriots linebacker Tully Banta-Cain (95) tackles him Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.

New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81)
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New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) catches a touchdown pass during the third quarter as New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Wilhite (24) looks on, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009.