Jets will put Peyton Plan to the test

AFC title game defeat hatched offseason plan to stop Manning's high-flying Colts

Updated: January 4, 2011, 5:01 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Out of the ashes came a plan.

After watching their league-leading pass defense get chopped up by Peyton Manning last January in the AFC Championship Game, Rex Ryan and GM Mike Tannenbaum decided that good wasn't good enough. As they boarded a flight the next day to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., the two men formulated the New York Jets' offseason strategy.

Let's call it the Peyton Plan, with the subtitle: Get cornerbacks.

They did, and here they are, opening the playoffs against ...

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