Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/12
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In Rex Ryan's first season as the New York Jets' head coach, Gang Green overcame two three-game losing streaks and won five of their last six games to make the playoffs and ride an improbable road win streak to the AFC Championship game. Ryan was asked Friday if this year's team, which sits at 3-6, leans on memories of that season for inspiration. "I think from a confidence standpoint, I would say yes because we've been down that would before," Ryan said, via NewYorkJets.com. "I know we were 4-6 our first year here in 2009. I believe we were 4-6, went on a run and then made the playoffs."Obviously that's what we're hoping for right now, that after this week, get that fourth win, get to 4-6 and let's see what happens."The Jets battled similar injury issues that season, losing an extremely important defender early in the season in Kris Jenkins along with their most explosive offensive player in Leon Washington. At the time, those two players were arguably as important to the team as D...
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