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Jets call out Patriots to refs

Rex Ryan looks on during a game against

Rex Ryan looks on during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. (Sept. 16, 2012) Credit: Getty

The Jets caught the Patriots stealing once, so why not try again?

Rex Ryan & Co. spoke to the league office about New England’s no-huddle offense in advance of Sunday’s game, according to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. And a member of the Jets coaching staff told Paolantonio that Ryan will be “in the ref’s ear about this all game.”

The Jets are trying to ensure the referees enforce the substitution rule this afternoon at Gillette Stadium. Earlier this week, linebacker Calvin Pace told ESPN New York that the Patriots’ no-huddle offense is “borderline illegal.”

Per NFL rules, if the offense makes a substitution, the defense is allowed to do the same. But the Jets believe the Denver Broncos weren’t able to adjust in their game against the Patriots two weeks ago because the rule wasn’t enforced.

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