How the Jets beat the Patriots

Breaking down the defensive game plan that lifted New York to the upset victory

Updated: January 19, 2011, 11:26 AM ET
By Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Seven observations from the Patriots' 28-21 playoff loss to the Jets:

1. Closer look at Jets' plan on defense. The question many are asking is what the Jets did to stop the Patriots' offense. They didn't bring the house. A lot of the time, they brought only three or four rushers, but the question was which three or four. At the beginning of the game, when it was a four-man look -- whether it was man or zone -- the fourth rusher lined up at the defensive end position and was a defensive back, ...

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