Nick Wass, Associated Press
New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes runs off the field after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. The Jets defeated the Redskins 34-19.

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."