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Feely feeling it's personal

Arizona's Jay Feely celebrates after kicking the game-winning

Arizona's Jay Feely celebrates after kicking the game-winning field goal as the Cowboys' Terence Newman, right, reacts late in the fourth quarter. (Dec. 25, 2010) Credit: AP

OK, if it happens once, fine. But twice?

Jay Feely is starting to think this might be personal.

The Giants opted not to re-sign Feely after the 2006 season, then won the Super Bowl the following year with a brilliant playoff run that included three straight road wins followed by a win over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

The Jets decided not to re-sign Feely after last season, and now look. The Jets are one road win away from getting to the Super Bowl for the first time in 42 years.

"If the Jets win the Super Bowl the year after I left, like the Giants did in 2007, I'm calling the Mets and the Knicks with a guaranteed way to win a championship," Feely cracked.

The kicker admits to mixed feelings about the Jets' run.

"I'm proud of the Jets organization and Rex Ryan in particular for making it back to the AFC championship, but I would be lying if I didn't admit there is a part of me that wishes I was playing in that game," said Feely, who played this year with the Cardinals, making 24 of 27 field-goal attempts. "I'm very happy the Cardinals thought enough of me to make a significant investment in the kicking position, and I feel like I justified their belief with my performance this year."

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