EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Four days after Rex Ryan demoted Kerry Rhodes to the second-string, the veteran safety finally made the big plays his coach had been asking for.

Rhodes responded with two interceptions and the Jets (5-6) bounced back from their loss in New England a week ago, rolling to a 17-6 victory over the Panthers (4-7) at the Meadowlands Sunday.

"I got the message," said...

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