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Published: June 10, 2013 at 06:52 p.m.
Updated: March 13, 2014 at 01:35 p.m.

New York Jets-New England Patriots rivalry

The Patriots and Jets rivalry has turned up the heat a little bit during the offseason as Darrelle Revis has willfully chosen the Patriots Way over the Jet Way. Although, you could reason the Jets are merely in the jet wash of the Patriots and Broncos arms race. But let’s take a look at some of the biggest shots fired in recent years.

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  • The Parcells era 11

    The Parcells era

    The Patriots believe the Jets tampered to get coach Bill Parcells, who resigned from New England after Super Bowl XXXI. The Jets forfeited multiple draft picks in 1997, 1998 and 1999 as compensation. Parcells would take the Jets to the 1998 AFC Championship Game. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

  • Poison pill 10

    Poison pill

    The Jets present an offer sheet to Patriots running back Curtis Martin to switch teams after the 1997 season. In the contract was a "poison pill" that called for the Patriots to give Martin unrestricted free agency the following year if the Patriots matched the offer. Martin finished his Hall of Fame career with New York. (AP Photo/Greg Trott)

  • Thanks, but no thanks 9

    Thanks, but no thanks

    Bill Belichick agreed to take over the Jets after Parcells resigned after the 1999 season. But Belichick's welcome press conference to the Jets turned into a bizarre resignation as he instead chose to go with the Patriots. This time, it was the Patriots who had to give up compensation for the coach. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • Blame the Jets 8

    Blame the Jets

    The Jets knock Drew Bledsoe out during the team's Week 2 meeting. The Patriots then turn things over to second-year quarterback Tom Brady. We all know how this ends, right? (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

  • Why doesn't my key work? 7

    Why doesn't my key work?

    When the Jets hire Patriots assistant Eric Mangini, the former defensive coordinator is locked out of Gillette Stadium. I wonder if Mangini would hold a grudge for this? (AP Photo/Robert E. Klein)

  • Spygate 6


    Mangini accuses the Patriots of using a camera on the sidelines to tape defensive signals. Belichick was fined $500K and the Patriots had to pay $250K. The Patriots also had to forfeit draft picks, too. And let's just say handshakes between the teacher and former pupil were a little awkward after that. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  • Should have made an offer he couldn't refuse 5

    Should have made an offer he couldn't refuse

    Rex Ryan immediately makes a name for himself when he became coach of the Jets in 2009. Most notably, Ryan said he wasn't there to "kiss the rings" of coach Belichick. (AP Photo/Mike Derer)

  • Sticking his foot in his mouth 4

    Sticking his foot in his mouth

    Wes Welker is grounded by coach Belichick when he poked fun at Ryan during a press conference in the lead up to the two teams' 2010 playoff matchup. Welker just recently opened up about playing under the Belichick regime. (AP Photo/Gretchen Ertl)

  • Tom Brady is a (expletive) 3

    Tom Brady is a (expletive)

    Conversely, cornerback Antonio Cromartie was not disciplined by Ryan when he referred to Tom Brady as an (expletive). The Jets won, 28-21, and proceeded to celebrate on the field like they had just won the Super Bowl. For most Jets fans, this was about as close as the team has come to the Super Bowl in a while, so it makes sense. (Associated Press)

  • Boston Tebow party 2

    Boston Tebow party

    The Patriots signed former Jets QB Tim Tebow. Coach Belichick has a long history with former University of Florida coach, Urban Meyer and offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, who drafted Tebow in Denver. Unfortunately, the relationship didn't last. Tebow was cut before the season. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

  • Revis Island relocates 1

    Revis Island relocates

    You might want to avert your eyes on this one, Jets fans. The next time Revis makes an interception during a Jets/Patriots game, he's going to be wearing the red, white and blue of New England. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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