No more panic as Jets pull out late victories

By Dennis Waszak Jr.

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Dec. 5 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

NEW YORK — These nerve-racking New York Jets sure have a flair for the dramatic lately.

Maybe that deflating loss to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos nearly three weeks ago rubbed off a little.

Since allowing Tebow to march down the field 95 yards for a winning touchdown, New York has pulled out two victories in the fourth quarter. Last week, it was an impressive winning drive with just over a minute left against Buffalo. On Sunday, the Jets scored three touchdowns in the last 5 minutes to pull away from the Washington Redskins 34-19 and keep pace in the AFC playoff race.

The Jets (7-5) are certainly living dangerously. Guard Matt Slauson says it seemed after the Denver loss that "the panic button had been pressed a little bit."

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