EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 11: Fans hold up American FLags in the stands as the New York Jets play against the Dallas Cowboysduring their NFL Season Opening Game at MetLife Stadium on September 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
True to their form a year ago, the Jets scored a dramatic comeback victory tonight at the Meadowlands over the Cowboys to go 1-0. Gang Green was outplayed through much of the contest. They overcame a 14 point deficit with some timely plays. There were plenty of stars in this one, but none shined brighter than Nick Folk, who used to wear a blue star on his helmet and added to his legend in New York by nailing a 50 yard kick to win it in the final minute.
No game can ever take away what happened ten years ago today in New York. On a difficult day when people in this area had to remember its worst day, the Jets rose to the occasion and gave us a reason to feel good if only for a fleeting moment.
The official recap will be up as soon as I can get it there. Celebrate below.