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Danny Woodhead returns as unexpected threat to New York Jets

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The Jets opted to keep wide receiver David Clowney and bid farewell to running back Danny Woodhead in September. As they enter December, the AFC Division co-leaders might be lamenting that decision.

Woodhead will be in the opposing backfield Monday night in Foxborough, Mass., during the Jets’  (9-2) highly anticipated showdown for conference supremacy against the rival Patriots (9-2).

Signed by New England prior to the Jets’ 28-14 home win over the Patriots in Week 2, Woodhead has filled in admirably for injured running back Kevin Faulk.

The 5-foot-8 Chadron State product has rushed for 344 yards and three touchdowns while catching 24 passes for 230 yards and a score in nine games with the Pats. He also inked a two-year contract extension last week.

The Jets have certainly taken notice of the 26-year-old dynamo.

“[Woodhead’s] perfect for what they do,” Jets head coach Rex Ryan said at his weekly press conference. “Kevin Faulk had that role for years and was so successful. I love the fact that he’s having success. I just wish him no success on Monday.”

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