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Call it the curse of Mo Lewis

By Mark Kelly

ESPN Research


Updated: January 28, 2008, 4:48 PM ET

Sept. 23, 2001: Jets at Patriots

Jets linebacker Mo Lewis blasts Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe as he tries to scramble for a first down with 5:11 left in the fourth quarter and the Jets ahead 10-3. After being attended to on the sideline, Bledsoe returns for the next series but is ineffective -- he turned out to be seriously injured with internal bleeding -- and is replaced by the Pats' sixth-round draft pick from the previous year, Tom Brady.

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Did Mo Lewis unwittingly reverse the fortunes of Boston and New York sports on Sept. 23, 2001?

The Jets hold on to win, but this one play fatefully becomes a historic turning point for the New York and Boston sports scenes. Take a look:Baseball championships from 1919 to Sept. 23, 2001

New York: 33

Boston: 0

After Sept. 23, 2001

New York: 0

Boston: 2

Super Bowl championships before Sept. 23, 2001

New York: 3

New England: 0

After Sept. 23, 2001

New York: 0

New England: 3

New York Knicks playoff victories

Six years prior to Sept. 23, 2001: 37

Six years since Sept. 23, 2001: 0

Before Mo Lewis' hit

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The Jets lost to 2-12 Buffalo at home in Week 16 of 2001, costing them the AFC East title and a first-round bye, which ultimately went to the Patriots. The Jets are 2-11 against the Patriots and haven't won a playoff game since the Lewis hit.

How come they did not list 41-0 or the SD playoff win?

Get your sources right hoodie :P

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