EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A week after the Jets' lifeless 35-0 performance against the San Francisco 49ers, New York showed a pulse Monday Night.

The pulse, however, was not enough to overcome the Houston Texans -- or their own miscues.*Mark Sanchez threw two interceptions, both coming at costly times for the Jets, who found themselves in the thick of a game that everyone had counted them out of before losing valiantly, 23-17.

The first came after a thriving drive that stalled at the 14-yard line following the intended pass for Jeremy Kerley getting tipped at the line by J.J. Watt and...

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