How old is Harry Redknapp? I'm A Celebrity's 2018 WINNER and former Spurs manager who once accidentally ran over his wife

He's managed to take home the winning title by beating out fellow campmates Emily Atack and John Barrowman – but what else do we know about the former football manager?

How old is Harry Redknapp? What is his background?

Harry Redknapp, 71, is a former West Ham and Tottenham manager who won the FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008.

He was born on March 2 1947.

The former midfielder finished his career at the Seattle Sounders as a player-coach making 24 appearances before becoming an assistant at Oxford City for Bobby Moore.

His first major coaching role was at AFC Bournemouth where he was assistant manager to David Webb.

Redknapp also managed clubs including West Ham, Southampton, Tottenham and Birmingham but his most famous period as a manager was whilst he was at Portsmouth for his second spell.

During the 2008-09 season, Redknapp helped Pompey lift the FA Cup.

The run included a quarter-final win over Manchester United and in the final they beat Cardiff 1-0.

Redknapp is the last English manager to win a major English trophy.

Why did he go on I'm A Celebrity and how much did he get paid?

Before going on the show Redknapp said: “I was going to do Strictly this year, but I didn’t think I could dance, that was one thing. I actually had a trial with one of the professionals who came round my house.

“She was fantastic, but after I trod on her toes about five times I realised I wasn’t a very good dancer.”

The ex-manager pocketed £500,000 for his stint on the show.

He was the second-highest celeb on the show, behind Noel Edmunds who took home £600,000.

What was the 1990 accident he was in?

In June 1990, Redknapp was involved in a car accident in Italy whilst there to watch the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

Whilst travelling at night with York City chairman Fred Whitehouse and Brian Tiler – Aston Villa chairman and Bournemouth's managing director – they were involved in a head-on collision with another car which contained three Italian soldiers.

The crashed killed Tiler and the three occupants of the other vehicle whilst Redknapp, who was covered in petrol, was pulled out of the car by Sinclair.

Redknapp was presumed dead at the scene but after spending two days unconscious he was flown home in an air ambulance which was paid for by Bournemouth.

He suffered a fractured skull, broken nose, cracked ribs and a gash in his left leg but made a full recovery except losing his sense of smell and gaining a facial tic.

Who's the former Tottenham manager's wife and when did he run her over?

Redknapp is married to wife Sandra and they have two sons – Jamie who is a former footballer, turned pundit and Mark who is a model.

His nephew is also Frank Lampard.

In October 2016, Sandra was seriously injured when she was "run over by her husband".

The freak accident saw her coat caught in the car dragging her under the Range Rover and causing her to break her foot.

 

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Miami Miracle was calamity of Belichick and Brady errors

If you are a Dolphins’ fan, then sure, call it a Miami Miracle.

But New England fans know what it really was: a meltdown of epic proportions.

It was first-and-69 yards to go for the Dolphins. Six seconds were on the game clock, and the Patriots led, 33-28, in the fourth quarter.

Looking to prevent a final score, New England coach Bill Belichick traded out his veteran defensive back, Devin McCourty, for his tight end, Rob Gronkowski. Four Patriots rushed; seven fell back into coverage.

In the end, after the 15-yard completion to Miami wideout Kenny Stills, who lateraled it to DeVante Parker, who lateraled it to tailback Kenyan Drake, Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill took note of the last defender. It was Gronkowski.

“The play kind of got messed up,” Tannehill said. “I saw Kenyan there, I said [to Parker], ‘Pitch it! Pitch it!’ He pitches it, Kenyan came back inside. … Then I saw him and [Rob Gronkowski] about 10 yards away. I said, ‘Gronk’s on the field? We got this!’ So, yeah, it was pretty amazing. I was following behind and I actually just turned around and collapsed just with the emotion of the whole thing.”

Miami won, 34-33. New England is now 9-4. Miami is 7-6.

It wasn’t a Hail Mary. This was what Belichick called a “Desperado.” Tannehill threw it short, and his receivers and running back took it from there.

Belichick offered the obvious afterward.

“We missed a lot of opportunities,” he said.

Gronkowski, who hauled in eight passes for 107 receiving yards and a touchdown, accepted blame.

“The way it ended sucked,” he said. “Never been part of something like that. Have to make that tackle”

By the time Drake scored, it was the longest play from scrimmage to win a game with no time remaining in the fourth quarter since the 1970 merger.

The Patriots continued to make plenty of history. Tom Brady, who completed 27-of-43 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns, surpassed Peyton Manning on the all-time career touchdowns list, but it will be the systemic failure that all in attendance will remember most from Sunday.

Belichick wasn’t the only one who made a mental mistake in positioning his defense on the final snap. Brady admitted to believing he had another timeout after taking a sack that cost New England a chance at three points.

“That should never happen,” Brady said.

“It came down to one play,” Belichick said. “They just made one more play than we did. Just gotta do a better job in every area.”

Do your job, Bill. Like Brady said, it never should have happened.

Chief among them

Say this for the Ravens: They made Kansas City play a full four quarters and then overtime before allowing the team with the best record in the AFC to leave with a victory. Kansas City kicked a field goal to win, 27-24, at home.

Patrick Mahomes proved to be on point in outlasting his counterpart, Lamar Jackson, the rookie who has re-energized Baltimore’s offense.

“We played a heck of a game. Just didn’t get it done,” said Jackson, who threw for 147 yards and rushed for another 71 yards. “We’ve got to regroup next week and get ready for our next game.”

In a battle of young quarterbacks, Mahomes flashed his brilliance with a no-look pass to his left, a 48-yard heave to Tyreek Hill on the run and 377 yards in the air.

Jackson kept pace into the extra session. Both quarterbacks had a pair of touchdowns. Jackson lost a fumble; Mahomes was picked off.

“These are the best wins when you have to battle, when you trade plays,” Mahomes said. “These are the ones that you remember the most.”

Coop’ there it is!

The Raiders picked off the Steelers for a rare win in Oakland, but it is quite clear who won the immediate aftermath of the trade that sent wideout Amari Cooper to Dallas for a first-round pick.

Cooper caught three touchdown passes in the Cowboys’ 29-23 overtime victory against the Eagles. Cooper totaled 10 receptions for 217 yards. His final touchdown catch came when a ball thrown by quarterback Dak Prescott was deflected by Eagles cornerback Rasul Douglas and caromed to Cooper, who secured the ball and strolled into the end zone.

“I just stayed with the ball,” he told Fox afterward. “and thank God.”

Prescott finished with 455 yards in the air and four touchdowns.

Add tailback Ezekiel Elliott’s 113 yards on the ground and 79 receiving yards and you have a three-pronged balanced offense.

Dallas is now 5-1 since Cooper came aboard. He has eclipsed the 150-yard mark in two of the last three wins, and the team now has a two-game lead on both the Eagles and Redskins in the NFC East.

Couldn’t Bear it

What flowed elsewhere else froze up for the Rams in Chicago.

Quarterback Jared Goff threw four interceptions, completed less than half of his 44 pass attempts and recorded a season-low 180 yards in the air during a 15-6 loss on the road. Tailback Todd Gurley II was limited to 28 yards on the ground.

Mitchell Trubisky wasn’t much better for the Bears. He was picked off three times, but found offensive lineman Bradley Sowell for a 2-yard touchdown pass that sealed the game.

It was only the second loss of the season for the Rams, but it also served as a reminder that Chicago’s defense will be a force to be reckoned with come playoff time.

Play of the Day

It was fourth down and 9 yards to go from his own 40-yard line with 1:29 remaining in regulation when Mahomes took the snap in the shotgun and rolled to his right. His Chiefs were down, 24-17, and two members of Baltimore’s pass rush forced Mahomes to accelerate his rightward movement. Nearing the Ravens’ sideline and eyeing Hill’s attempt to get open in the middle of the field, Mahomes unloosed a throw deep on the run. Hill caught the ball, eluded two would-be tacklers and picked up an additional 15 yards after the catch. It set up the score that tied the game to send it to overtime. The Chiefs eventually won, 27-24. “I mean, Pat makes unbelievable throws every game, it’s just the kind of player he is,” Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce said. “You’re never dead on any play as a wide receiver, tight end or running back in the routes.”

Post Patterns

Joe Philbin commenced his tenure as the interim coach of the Packers by losing a pair of challenges in the first 83 seconds of the game against the Falcons. So it goes. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (21-of-32 for 197 passing yards and 2 TDs) and tailback Aaron Jones (78 rushing yards and 1 TD) helped push the Pack past the Falcons despite Philbin’s foibles. “The guys knew, basically by the way I was playing, I was willing to put my butt on the line,” Rodgers said. “I took a couple of shots, and was dealing with a bit of a sore back, but I liked the way that we fought up-front.”… There was a Jarvis Landry sighting on the field in Cleveland’s 26-20 victory over Carolina. Odell Beckham Jr.’s BFF finally put together back-to-back performances in his first campaign as a Brown with 54 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown, as well as 57 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown. … Not to be lost in Miami’s final-play win were the 92 yards gained by Frank Gore, who is now 35 years old. … It was a blocked punt by Taysom Hill that sparked the Saints to rally for a 28-14 win at Tampa Bay. New Orleans was down 14-3 when Hill got his block, and the Saints went on a 25-0 run.

Three Stars

1. Andrew Luck: Captain Comeback collected another pelt on his return tour. The Texans were the talk of the league until Luck completed 27-of-41 passing attempts for 399 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Pardon the one interception.


2. Kenny Stills:
The Miami wideout opened his team’s scoring with a 7-yard touchdown catch, hauled in another for 43 yards and made the last catch of the game for 15 yards on the game winner. He finished with a total of 135 yards.

3. Tyreek Hill: The most energetic Chief is also the one with the best hands. He kept his routes going all day to haul in a long of 48 yards and a total of 139 yards.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It seems in those situations that I have some sort of cloak of invincibility in that not many guys are going to punch me or throw me down if I get in the mix. I know my role and it is kind of peacemaker at that time to get our guys out of there.”

— Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on post-play activity during Green Bay’s win.

Fantasy Insanity

  • The Buccaneers passing game was a popular stack in daily contests. It didn’t deliver as expected. QB Jameis Winston was outscored by eight other QBs, including Redskins replacement Josh Johnson. Adam Humphries had just 4-for-42 receiving and came up inches short of a TD. And popular pick Chris Godwin caught just one of 10 targets for 13 yards. Yet Cameron Brate caught two TDs, which were twice as many as the Saints had allowed all season.
  • Gus Edwards fantasy owners beware: Kenneth Dixon looked much better (8-for-59 rushing with a TD to Edwards’ 16-for-67). If QB Lamar Jackson’s ankle injury turns out worse than believed, it could mean the return of Joe Flacco, which would be another blow to Edwards — whose presence has coincided with increased use in an option game that would disappear with Flacco.
  • Dolphins RB Brandon Bolden had a surprisingly strong fantasy day (two TDs). He also had just two carries. No need to add him to your playoff roster, but he could put a cap on Kenyan Drake’s fantasy ceiling.

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WWE superstar John Cena says he owes The Rock so much

John Cena admits he will forever be in debt to The Rock for his influence on his WWE and film careers.

In an interview with Chris van Vliet to promote his latest film Bumblebee, Cena spoke about the honest nature of the relationship he enjoys with The Rock – real name Dwayne Johnson – as the two have enjoyed very similar careers which have transitioned from WWE to the film world.

“I owe a lot of what I’ve done in WWE and in cinema to Dwayne Johnson,” he said.

“He’s always been genuine, he’s always shot straight – and that’s on TV and off TV. We have a very good rapport with each other and I’ve told this to him, that I’m sorry, and I can tell it to you. I spoke out of ignorance, I was wrong, and I’m sorry.

“So for any WWE person right now saying ‘You’re a part-timer. You’re going to Hollywood.’ They’re absolutely right. And if they can’t see why I’m making those moves, I don’t expect them to. I don’t expect to change their mind.”

Something else which Cena feels is not going to change is his own presentation in WWE. While he admits he would love to be a heel, he does not see it happening any time soon.

“There are creative feelings inside me that would like to be a bad guy on WWE,” he said. “But that ain’t gonna happen because that’s not my job. My job is to be who I am and that comes from my director.”

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Lee Smith, Harold Baines To Be Inducted Into The Baseball Hall Of Fame

Baseball greats Lee Smith and Harold Baines finally received the news each has been longing to hear for the nearly two decades they’ve been retired from the game. On Sunday, December 9, it was announced that both men have been elected for induction into the coveted National Baseball Hall of Fame.

MLB.com reports that Smith and Baines received the nod to head up to Cooperstown – courtesy of the Today’s Game Era Committee. The 16-member electorate reportedly held a vote during the annual Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, and came away with a unanimous consensus for Smith – while pushing Baines over the top thanks to 12 out of 16 ballots waving him past the 75 percent threshold needed for him to be able to join the July 21 ceremony.

In 22 seasons, Baines collected 2,866 hits, homered 384 times, and drove in 1,628 runs while maintaining a.289 lifetime batting average, according to Baseball Reference. He was a six-time All-Star who played with the Texas Rangers, the Oakland Athletics, the Baltimore Orioles, the Cleveland Indians, and the Chicago White Sox – with whom he started and ended his career. While Baines never did take home a ring in his playing days, he was fortunate enough to win a World Series title as a coach with the 2005 championship White Sox team. Baines’ No. 3 has been retired by the Sox.

Smith led the league in saves four times between 1983 and 1994. His 1991 campaign proved to be the 6-5, 220-pounder’s most dominant, with him completing the year second in the Cy Young Award vote and eighth among all MVP candidates thanks to a career-best 47 games saved and a 2.34 ERA. He was a seven-time All-Star and three-time recipient of the Rolaids Relief Man Award. Smith is currently holding strong among the top three all-time leading savers, with only Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera having surpassed the 478 games he closed in the win column throughout his 18 years in the majors.

For a time, both Smith and Baines held relatively similar significance on the diamond in that both men were among the best part-time players to ever grace the diamond. Baines did so later in his career as a designated hitter. By the time he retired, the prolific journeyman stood atop all other DH’s in career home runs, hits, runs, and RBI’s. For Smith, it was as a reliever that he became history’s all-time saves king in 1993 and held the mark until 2006, per Yahoo Sports.

Now that the fellas who’ve been neglected from entry for far too long have been given the go, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America have the next month or so to decide on who will get to celebrate their place amongst the greats when the official election results are announced on January 22. Current all-time saves leader, Mariano Rivera is expected to be a lock for induction, with his old Yankees teammate Andy Pettitte, Roy Halladay, Todd Helton, Edgar Martinez, and Fred McGriff also in the running for the big decision.

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Returning Denman Diva makes it a family affair in Wagga

Denman Diva ($4 early) – by Denman out of a Danehill mare – is already a three-time winner from just seven starts, having won two from three fresh. But she hasn’t run since flopping badly as a short-priced favourite back in late autumn.

Family affair: Kayla Nisbet rides Denman Diva today, which is co-trained by her father John.Credit:Karleen Minney.

In fact, you have to go further back to the spring of 2017 when she was last flying through her short-course grades, but setbacks are part of racing, and for that reason she looms as one of the most intriguing runners returning in the Riverina today. Certainly, if a recent close-up trial performance is any indication, Denman Diva looks ready to rediscover her best.

The rusted-on training partnership of Ron Weston and former leading jockey John Nisbet saddle her up at class 3 level in Race 4 over 1000m. And with the latter’s daughter Kayla Nisbet doing the steering, she may just get the first-up ‘‘map’’ to suit.

Drawn in eight, she is likely to get a nice drag across behind the flying last-start Canberra winner Olifants ($4) who has plenty of early speed and will be desperate to find the front.

And with the Tumut-trained sprinter and topweight Cattledog Cod ($4.80) also likely to sit right on the speed from an inside draw, the field could be broken up early allowing Denman Diva to ease across and find early cover somewhere around midfield. If that happens, she’s capable of running the quickest and strongest last 400m.

Certainly the training duo will be hoping she kick-starts their summer bid after a fairly lean spring, although another mare in stable star Perizada campaigned valiantly across the Sydney spring carnivals at group 2 and 3 level.

Elsewhere on today’s Wagga card, fellow Canberra raider Imanacheeva looks well placed to return to the winner’s stall third-up in Race 5, a lower-grade C1 over the ideal mile.

Trained by Rob Potter and ridden by leading Canberra hoop Richard Bensley, Imanacheeva hasn’t missed by much in two runs back against stronger company, and from an inside draw here this journey looks ideal against moderate opposition.

In fact, it could be a big day for Canberra-based trainers, with the talented four-year-old Greyfell a serious chance in Race 7, a Heat of the Wagga Stayers Series over 1800m.

If you forgive his failure at the Sapphire Coast last start, Greyfell scored an explosive win in weaker company three runs back and then was solid in the market behind Appoint Percy in a much stronger Canberra Federal (1600m), the winner having gone on to run a close second in last Friday’s Mudgee Cup, so the form is well franked.

Best bets:
R4 4. Denman Diva
R5 2. Imanacheeva

Best Value:
R6 2. Le Cavalier

Best Bet:
R4 4. Denman Diva

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Bucks hold off Raptors in thriller between Eastern Conference heavyweights

TORONTO — After a first meeting in which both teams were without their superstar players, the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors — the top two teams in the Eastern Conference — squared off Sunday at Scotiabank Arena.

The drama of the highly-anticipated battle did not disappoint.

Malcolm Brogdon hit two clutch 3-pointers in the final 67 seconds — with a steal in between them — and the Bucks held on for a 104-99 victory to take a 2-0 lead in the season series and improve to 8-0 in games following a loss.

Milwaukee got 19 points and 19 rebounds from Giannis Antetokounmpo in the victory along with 19 points from Brook Lopez, including five 3-pointers. But no points were bigger than Brogdon's at the end.

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Kansas City Chiefs use more Patrick Mahomes magic vs. Ravens to close in on AFC’s top seed

It was right there to be had. The Baltimore Ravens had Patrick Mahomes backed into a corner, late in the fourth quarter at Arrowhead Stadium, poised to pull off a magnificent upset.

 Then it happened. More Mahomes magic.

 Think you like your odds, playing with the NFL’s No. 1 defense, on fourth-and-nine?

 Think again. Mahomes, suffocated for the bulk of the second half, rolled right on a play that began with 89 seconds on the clock. He bought time, slipped away from the rush, then spotted his hobbling receiver, Tyreek Hill, crossing deep over the middle. He flicked a laser of a pass for a 48-yard completion that didn’t technically win the game … except that it essentially won the game.

Sure, the Ravens had more chances. The Chiefs had to convert another fourth down, from the 3-yard line, for the game-tying touchdown. And Baltimore got lucky after Lamar Jackson was strip-sacked for a fumble on the ensuing possession, with a missed K.C. field goal that set up overtime.

Yet it really came down to this: The Ravens, falling 27-24 in OT, just plain blew it … which is just another way Mahomes will make the best of them look oh-so-foolish.

With the comeback on Sunday, coupled with New England’s crazy collapse on the final miracle play at Miami, the Chiefs (11-1) all but assured themselves of the No. 1 seed for the AFC playoffs.

Yes, the road to the Super Bowl will go through Arrowhead Stadium.

For many teams, having the No. 1 seed virtually punches a ticket to the Super Bowl. But history provides quite the warning for the Chiefs. Long-time Kansas City fans know it’s way too early to exhale. Back when Marty Schottenheimer coached the Chiefs, they claimed the top seed twice in the mid-90s and squandered it. And now the Chiefs are led by Andy Reid, who for all of his creative brilliance and regular-season exploits, has some kind of curse or another when it comes to winning in January.

 Besides, the Ravens – who just might have to return to Arrowhead in January as a wild-card team – laid out the “almost-perfect” formula for beating the Chiefs and getting the best of Mahomes, Reid and that high-octane offense. The Ravens rushed for 198 yards on Sunday and, well, almost held the Chiefs to a season-low point performance. Almost won the time-of-possession stat. Almost closed the deal.

 Then again, “almost” wasn’t good on Sunday, and it won’t be worth much in January.

 In this case, it almost provides hope that the Chiefs can be beaten at Arrowhead with “ugly football” if you don’t leave a crack open for Mahomes.

 Forget the ancient history of the Schottenheimer years or Reid’s past playoff setbacks.

 It’s a new deal now because of the magical Mahomes, who upped his NFL-high meter of TD passes for the season to 43. That’s the difference, which was proved again on Sunday. Lesson: If you leave an opening, he’ll take it.

It’s amazing what this kid, just 23, sees on the field – even as he’s running for dear life.

But that vision, instinct and, well, the ability to sling it side-armed, or like a shortstop, or like a point guard, is why the Chiefs will have their best chance since the Len Dawson years to advance to the Super Bowl. Sure, they miss the impact of Kareem Hunt, dumped after the TMZ video exposed his brutality against a woman. And with wideout Sammy Watkins sidelined, Hill’s gritty hobbling on an apparently injured foot is a cause for concern.

Yet this is a quarterback’s game, and the Chiefs have the real deal.

And please, don’t believe the lying stat sheet. Mahomes threw 53 times for 377 yards (2 TDs, 1 interception) on Sunday. That’s surely lighting it up, especially when considering the big plays and absence of big blunders in crunch time.

But the stat sheet contends Jackson, the Ravens’ multi-threat of a quarterback, had a higher pass efficiency rating than Mahomes. Jackson (13-of-24, 147 yards, 2 TDs, 0 interceptions) had a 100.5 rating, while poor Patrick graded out at 91.5.

In this case, just believe your lying eyes. We all know which quarterback had the better day: the one who won. You may not be conditioned to believe what a passer can do as he’s scrambling on fourth-and-nine, but by now it’s pretty apparent that you can believe what you see with Mahomes.

 That, surely, will make the Chiefs very hard to beat while at home in January.

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Dolphins stun Patriots with Kenyan Drake’s last-second touchdown after two laterals

The New England Patriots will have to wait to complete a decade of dominance in the AFC East.

All it took was nine lead changes and a miracle in Miami.

The Dolphins pulled out an incredible 34-33 victory against the Patriots on the last play of the game, a 69-yard touchdown by running back Kenyan Drake that included two last-ditch laterals.

On the play, receiver Kenny Stills caught the pass from Ryan Tannehill and then tossed a lateral to DeVante Parker. The receiver then found Drake on another lateral, and the running back scampered past the entire New England defense for the game-winning score as time expired.

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Dolphins pull off miracle win thanks to Gronkowski’s awful tackling angle

For years, it had seemed like the New England Patriots were impervious to non-Eli-related pain. While other fanbases dealt with heartbreaking losses on a regular basis, the Patriots were overcoming 25-point Super Bowl deficits or avoiding 1-yard runs to Marshawn Lynch.

Maybe Super Bowl LII changed something in New England because on Sunday, the Dolphins pulled off the incredible. They won the game on one of those hook-and-ladder (and continued lateral) plays that never work because it's the NFL. But it worked here mainly because the Patriots played the very predictable situation so terribly.

The Dolphins were trailing by five points from their own 30-yard line, needing a touchdown to win the game.

Ryan Tannehill had battled shoulder injuries for much of this season, so it would have been asking a lot to have him throw 70-plus yards on the fly. It wasn't going to happen – they needed a lateral play. But what did the Patriots do?

THEY BROUGHT IN ROB GRONKOWSKI.

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Sam Darnold limps to locker room after one Jets series

ORCHARD PARK — Sam Darnold’s return did not last long.

The rookie quarterback played one series against the Bills before heading to the locker room with a pronounced limp and was replaced by Josh McCown.

Darnold had missed the previous three games with a sprained right foot and may have re-injured himself in his first start back. Darnold ran the ball on the final play of the first drive, gaining 9 yards, but it may have been a costly run for the Jets.

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