Jets earn respect in win over Patriots

After a tough Week 1 loss, Rex Ryan's bunch showed up big against New England

Updated: September 20, 2010, 2:54 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Go ahead, hate the New York Jets. They're not the most lovable team, and they know it. They talk a lot, curse a lot and they think they're better than everybody else. But say this about them:

Beneath that puffed-out chest is a big heart. Yeah, that's right, the reality-TV stars have as much substance as shtick, and they proved it Sunday with a 28-14 victory over the New England Patriots at the New Meadowlands Stadium.

In a critical Week 2 game, without star ...

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