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Jets Move Up In AFC Wild Card Race With OT Win Over Giants

If you are a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, you were hoping for a loss by the New York Jets on Sunday. That, unfortunately, failed to materialize as the Jets came from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the New York Giants 23-20 in overtime.

The Giants chose not to kick an easy field goal on fourth down earlier in the fourth quarter to go up 13 points and that decision by head coach Tom Coughlin ultimately came back to bite them.

After the Jets picked off Giants quarterback Eli Manning on that fateful fourth down play, their offense drove 80 yards in 12 plays for a field goal to draw within a touchdown. After the Giants offense went three and out on their ensuing possession, Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick drove his offense on a 10 play, 71 yard drive that culminated with a game-tying touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Marshall with 27 seconds left in regulation.

The Jets then marched the field once again against the Giants defense in their first possession of overtime to go ahead by 3-points and their defense did the rest to preserve the win.

The win now puts the Jets at 7-5 on the season and they’re currently the No. 5 seed in the AFC pending the outcome of the late games. The Kansas City Chiefs can leapfrog back over the Jets with a win on Sunday while the Steelers can’t because of their conference record.

Next week, the Jets will host the (3-9) Tennessee Titans.

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