Rex Ryan hails New York Jets' resilience

Ryan hails Jets' resilience
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New York Jets coach Rex Ryan is delighted with his side's resilience after they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18-17 with a field goal two seconds from time.

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has heaped praise upon his side's resilience after they edged to a shock win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL.

Nick Folk kicked a 48-yard field goal with just two seconds left to play to give the Jets an 18-17 win over the Buccaneers, who had thought that they had sealed the victory with a late field goal of their own through Rian Lindell.

However, rookie quarterback Geno Smith made two big plays in a row before winning a 15-yard penalty that brought Folk within kicking range and allowed his side to claim a win.

"Man, oh man. We talk about a resilient group, and we certainly have it," Ryan told The AP.

"We fought all the way to the end. One team, one fight, well, there it is. Holy cow. Man, I mean, we'll take it. There's no question."

The Jets will face the New England Patriots in their second match of the season, while the Buccaneers will host the New Orleans Saints.

Josh Freeman #5 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers throws a pass against the New England Patriots during the game at Gillette Stadium on August 16, 2013
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