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Jets DL Mo Wilkerson backs down from September guarantee regarding Patriots

10.16.13 at 6:56 pm ET
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FOXBORO — Muhammad Wilkerson pulled a reverse on Wednesday.

The Jets defensive lineman — who predicted a New York victory over the Patriots in September, only to see the Jets come up short in a 13-10 loss to New England — was asked about that boast on Wednesday and whether he regretted making the statement.

But he was quick to say he made no such boast a month ago.

“I don’€™t know who told you I guaranteed — I didn’€™t guarantee anything,” said Wilkerson on a conference call with the New England media. “Those words didn’€™t come out of my mouth.”

Wilkerson didn’t expand on the comment, but the statement is interesting in the wake of an interview with to New York’s WFAN Radio a few days before the Jets-Patriots matchup last month. In the Q&A — conducted a day after New York pulled out an 18-17 season-opening win over the Bucs — Wilkerson appeared to make no bones about the fact that his team was going to emerge with a victory.

‘€œWe’€™re going to go to Foxboro and get this win,’€ said the 6-foot-4, 315-pounder out of Temple. ‘€œWe’€™re going to be 2-0.’€

For what it’€™s worth, Wilkerson has been a part of the Jets since 2011, and has never been part of a New York win over the Patriots.

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