Pats tweet about 'Butt Fumble' ahead of tilt vs. Jets, then delete it

— -- FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Three days before their first-place showdown in the AFC East, the New England Patriots trolled the New York Jets on social media, tweeting a photo of the 2012 "Butt Fumble" -- one of the low points in Jets history.

As part of Throwback Thursday, the Patriots' official Twitter account tweeted: "This seems relevant. #TBT" with a picture attached of the infamous play. The tweet was deleted later Thursday.

The "Butt Fumble" play took place in a Thanksgiving night game in 2012, when then-quarterback Mark Sanchez, on an aborted play, ran into the rear end of guard Brandon Moore. Sanchez fumbled, and it was returned for a touchdown by the Patriots, who won a blowout on Thanksgiving night, 49-19.

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The Patriots usually are the more buttoned-up team of the two sides. But under new coach Todd Bowles, the Jets have refrained from any pregame trash talking.

The Patriots (5-0) and Jets (4-1) meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Patriots reporter Mike Reiss contributed to this report.