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Jets' Nick Mangold: Steelers victory formation leap was 'dirty play'

New York Jets center Nick Mangold called Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell leaping into the Jets victory formation in an attempt to create a turnover a "dirty play."
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New York Jets center Nick Mangold called Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell leaping into the Jets victory formation in an attempt to create a turnover a "dirty play," according to Jane McManus of ESPN.

Jets offensive guard Willie Colon said he thought the play was "BS," according to Bart Hubboch of the New York Post

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With the Steelers down by seven and less than a minute remaining, Mitchell leapt into the formation as the Jets were doing a kneel down, causing quarterback Michael Vick to get up and jump out of the way with the ball. 

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Mangold, who was at the center of the jump, pushed Mitchell as he flipped over. A brief scuffle then broke out on the field as the clock continued to tick down. 

The Jets won the game 20-13, snapping an eight-game losing streak.

- Molly Geary