Ah, memories: Jets-Patriots through the Rex Ryan years

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- With the Rex Ryan chapter of the New York Jets-New England Patriots rivalry likely coming to an end, we're taking a look back at six years of memories. In keeping with the holiday spirit, it's a "Twelve Days of Christmas" theme:

Jets-Patriots, by the numbers:

12 -- Regular-season meetings between the teams; also the number of millions earned this season by former Jet-turned-Patriot Darrelle Revis.

11 -- Number of "feet" references by Wes Welker during a nine-minute Q&A with reporters during the run-up to the 2010 divisional playoff game -- an obvious shot at Ryan. Welker was benched by Bill Belichick at the start of the game.

10 -- Santonio Holmes' uniform number. He made one of the greatest touchdown catches in Jets history, a diving, toe-tapping grab in the playoff game.

9 -- Points scored by the Patriots in their first meeting against Ryan, on Sept. 20, 2009. It was one of the best defensive performances under Ryan.

8 -- New England victories.

7 -- The Jets' margin of victory in the divisional playoff game, 28-21 -- the franchise's biggest win since Super Bowl III.

6 -- Games decided by seven points or less, including the past three; also the uniform number of Mark Sanchez, one of the central figures in the rivalry.

5 -- Touchdowns scored by the Patriots in the second quarter of the game on Nov. 22, 2012. Two of the touchdowns came on fumble returns.

4 -- Touchdown passes by Tom Brady in the 45-3 blowout on Dec. 6, 2010, prompting this memorable quote from Ryan: "I came in here to kick (Belichick's) butt and he kicked mine."

3 -- Number of Belichick Super Bowl rings that Ryan has refused to kiss.

2 -- Questions by ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio during his unforgettable interview with Bart Scott after the Jets' playoff upset. It didn't take much prodding to spark Scott's epic "Can't Wait!" rant.

1 -- Butt Fumble.