Pats tweet about infamous 'Butt Fumble' ahead of Sunday tilt vs. Jets

— -- 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 some memorable plays in the rivalry with the Jets.

One of them was an infamous sequence in which 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.

New England's public relations staff runs the account.

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.

Information from Patriots reporter Mike Reiss was used in this report.