Jets back up boasting, beat the Pats

BY foxsports • September 21, 2009

Rex Ryan sent a message to the fans. His New York Jets delivered one of their own.

Rookie Mark Sanchez outplayed a Super Bowl champion quarterback and the Jets backed up their big talk, shutting down Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 16-9 on Sunday.

"We believe that we are the better team today," Ryan said. "We went out and showed it. I think our fans are huge in this victory."

So huge, in fact, that Ryan said he was giving the fans a game ball that would be placed in the team's trophy case.

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