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2011 AFC Championship Game: New York Jets Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Well, at least the AFC's No. 1 seed lost, too. The New York Jets upset the New England Patriots 28-21 to rid the NFL playoffs of top-ranked teams and take away the tiniest sliver of embarrassment from the Atlanta Falcons loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Jets get the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game, which will be played at Heinz Field.

The Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 31-24. Both AFC contests were grueling divisional rivalry games, contrasting sharply with the two NFC blowouts featuring non-division opponents.

Expect this game to be just as familiar, as these two teams played earlier in the year. The Jets won 22-17 in Pittsburgh's ugly weather. As far as rooting interests go, what do we do here? Are we rooting for Hines Ward? Rooting against Ben Roethlisberger? Is this a meteor game?

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Jets Schedule

Baltimore Mon 09/13 L 9 - 10
New England Sun 09/19 W 28 - 14
@ Miami Sun 09/26 W 31 - 23
@ Buffalo Sun 10/03 W 38 - 14
Minnesota Mon 10/11 W 29 - 20
@ Denver Sun 10/17 W 24 - 20
Green Bay Sun 10/31 L 0 - 9
@ Detroit Sun 11/07 W 23 - 20
@ Cleveland Sun 11/14 W 26 - 20
Houston Sun 11/21 W 30 - 27
Cincinnati Thu 11/25 W 26 - 10
@ New England Mon 12/06 L 3 - 45
Miami Sun 12/12 L 6 - 10
@ Pittsburgh Sun 12/19 W 22 - 17
@ Chicago Sun 12/26 L 34 - 38
Buffalo Sun 01/02 W 38 - 7
@ Indianapolis Sat 01/08 W 17 - 16
@ New England Sun 01/16 W 28 - 21


Steelers Schedule

Atlanta Sun 09/12 W 15 - 9
@ Tennessee Sun 09/19 W 19 - 11
@ Tampa Bay Sun 09/26 W 38 - 13
Baltimore Sun 10/03 L 14 - 17
Cleveland Sun 10/17 W 28 - 10
@ Miami Sun 10/24 W 23 - 22
@ New Orleans Sun 10/31 L 10 - 20
@ Cincinnati Mon 11/08 W 27 - 21
New England Sun 11/14 L 26 - 39
Oakland Sun 11/21 W 35 - 3
@ Buffalo Sun 11/28 W 19 - 16
@ Baltimore Sun 12/05 W 13 - 10
Cincinnati Sun 12/12 W 23 - 7
New York Jets Sun 12/19 L 17 - 22
Carolina Thu 12/23 W 27 - 3
@ Cleveland Sun 01/02 W 41 - 9
Baltimore Sat 01/15 W 31 - 24


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