Best Jets Team Ever Tournament: Championship Game

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Sep 11, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan (left) and Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan (second right) pose with their father Buddy Ryan (second left) and Jets owner Woody Johnson (right) before the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

It’s Sunday night, and time for the “Best Jets Team Ever” tournament finale. It was emotional at mid-field as 2009 Jets coach Rex Ryan met up with his father, 1969 Jets assistant coach Buddy Ryan. That’s who we have in the championship game, the 1969 team that was one step away from a second Super Bowl trip, versus the 2009 Jets, Rex Ryan’s first Jets team, that has made a surprising run to this game. To the game we go.

The 2009 Jets opened the scoring early in the first quarter. Thomas Jones took a pitch over the right side and set the team up deep with a 50 yard scamper. Jay Feely connected from 27 yards out to give the 2009 Jets a 3-0 lead. On their next possession, a 23 yard connection to Braylon Edwards, followed by a 22 yard connection with Dustin Keller set the 2009 Jets up at the 36. Mark Sanchez hit Jerricho Cotchery for a TD on the next play to open up a 10-0 lead for the 2009 Jets.

2009 scored again midway through the second quarter. Mark Sanchez hit Braylon Edwards with a 23 yard connection to set his team up first and goal. Three plays later, Thomas Jones scored from one yard out, opening up a 17-0 lead.

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Topics: 1969 Jets, 2009 Jets, Alan Schechter, Best Jets Team Ever Tournament, Braylon Edwards, Buddy Ryan, Dustin Keller, Jay Feely, Jerricho Cotchery, Leon Washington, NY Jets, Rex Ryan, Thomas Jones

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