EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Patriots gave the Jets the ball, and New York might carry it right into the playoffs.
Eric Decker's 6-yard touchdown catch on the first drive of overtime — after New England stunningly chose to kick off — lifted the Jets to a 26-20 victory Sunday that put New York in position to make the playoffs.
A win next week at Buffalo gives the Jets a wild-card berth.
"It was thrilling," Decker said. "Those are the moments that you cherish."
New England (12-3) won the OT coin toss and elected to kick to the Jets (10-5). Patriots coach Bill Belichick (BeliKICK?) said there was "no confusion" on the call; he'd done it...