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Steelers Vs. Jets: AFC Championship Game Capsule

The countdown is on to Sunday's AFC Championship Game between the six-time Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers and the upstart, loud-mouthed, confident New York Jets. The two teams met at Heinz Field in Week 15 of the regular season, with the Jets holding on 22-17. The Steelers however are favored by three points in the playoff rematch. To continue our preview coverage of the inriguing match up, here's our weekly game capsule for the black and gold, replete with series history information, up-to-date stats, and facts, figures and trends about both teams heading into the conference title game.


NEW YORK JETS-AFC EAST (13-5) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS-AFC NORTH (13-4)

 

SERIES

 

JETS

STEELERS

LEADER (REG. SEASON)

 

15-4

STREAKS (REG. SEASON)

3 of past 4

6 of past 9

COACHES VS. OPP.

(REG. & POSTSEASON)

Ryan: 1-0

Tomlin: 0-2

COACHES PLAYOFF RECORD

4-1

4-1

VS. COMMON OPP.

(REG. SEASON)

NYJ: 6-3 (Bal. 0-1, Buf. 2-0, Cin. 1-0, Cle. 1-0, Mia. 1-1, NE 1-1)

Pit.: 7-2 (Bal. 1-1, Buf. 1-0, Cin. 2-0, Cle. 2-0, Mia. 1-0, NE 0-1)

PLAYOFF RECORD

12-12

32-19

LAST WEEK

W 28-21 at Patriots

W 31-24 vs. Ravens

LAST GAME (REG. SEASON)

12/19/10: Jets 22 at Steelers 17. Jets score game's final 12 points, capped by DE Jason Taylor's safety. CB Maurqice Cole defends pass in end zone on final play from Pit 10.

LAST GAME AT SITE

(REG. SEASON)

12/19/10

LAST PLAYOFF

1/15/05: Jets 17 at Steelers 20 (OT). Pit. doesn't allow offensive TD & WR Hines Ward posts 10 rec. for 105 yards w/ game-tying score. Reed's 33-yd. FG in OT sends Steelers to AFC Championship round.

BROADCAST

CBS (6:30 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (NYJ.), 123 (Pit.). XM: 124 (WW1), 103 (NYJ.), 102 (Pit.).

 

REGULAR SEASON STAT LEADERS

PASSING

Sanchez: 278-507-3,291-17-13-75.3

Roethlisberger: 240-389-3,200-17-5-97.0 (3C)

RUSHING

Tomlinson: 219-914-4.2-6

Mendenhall: 324-1,273-3.9-13 (T2L)

RECEIVING

Keller (TE): 55-687-12.5-5

Wallace: 60-1,257 (3C)-21.0-10 (T3C)

OFFENSE

351.0

345.3

TAKE/GIVE

+9 (T3C)

+17 (2L)

DEFENSE

    291.5 (3L)

    276.8 (2L)

SACKS

Thomas: 6

Harrison: 10.5

INTs

Cromartie, Lowery: 3

Polamalu: 7 (T2L)

PR

Wilson: 7.4

Brown: 5.8

KR

B. Smith: 28.6 (2L)

Sanders: 25.1

PUNTING

Weatherford: 42.6

Kapinos: 41.9

KICKING

Folk: 127 (3C) (37/37 PAT; 30/39 FG)

Suisham: 61 (19/19 PAT; 14/15 FG)

 

For more Steelers-Jets coverage, stay tuned here and at Behind the Steel Curtain throughout the week.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.