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To put it lightly, the Jets receiving corps had their fair share of critiques going into the season.
Plaxico Burress, in particular.
Sunday night, Plaxico and the rest of the gang proved they still had fight left in those old bones.
Burress had four receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown, averaging 18 yards a catch.
Burress showed a little rust not coming back to the ball on a few plays, but clearly demonstrated he has a lot left to give.
Derrick Mason even contributed with three catches and 19 yards after missing most of the pre-season.
Santonio Holmes made six big catches for 70 yards, including a 28 yard snag. He looked a little frustrated at times, but as the season goes on, Sanchez should be able to find him more and more. He's ready to make a big impact in 2011.
LaDainian Tomlinson caught six balls for 73 yards, none bigger than his third down conversion late in the game. He also had five carries for 16 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball Darrelle Revis, Bart Scott, and David Harris accounted for 21 tackles, a sack, an interception, and two tackles for loss.
The Jets are going to look to rely on the passing game more often in 2011 and their aging receiving corps will have to prove the doubters wrong.
The vets on the team are going to have to play an enormous role for gang green to reach the Super Bowl that has eluded them over the last few years.
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