Jets' defense ready to return to top form

No longer in the top 10, Gang Green looking to reclaim their spot as the league's best

Updated: October 26, 2010, 9:10 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- It's the New York Jets' version of the three R's, the post-bye week edition: Rested, rejuvenated and redemption-minded.

On defense, anyway.

Coming off a season in which they led the NFL in several statistical categories, the Jets have slipped to 12th in total defense. It hasn't hurt the team, 5-1 for the first time since 2004, but the lower ranking tastes like sour milk to the defensive-minded Rex Ryan, who vowed a turnaround over the final 10 games.

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