The New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers will play the 2011 AFC Championship Game at 6:30 EST in Heinz Field, broadcast on CBS. The NFL made this game your main event, expecting the New England Patriots to be involved instead of a No. 2 and No. 6 seed, but hey look! The NFC Championship Game has the same seeds. (Packers-Bears kicks off at 3 on FOX.)
Jim Nantz and Phil Simms are calling today’s action, and will likely nag each other about each and every thing Rex Ryan or his Jets players do that involves fun. Pittsburgh started the week favored by a token home bump, but is now favored by four. Game time weather will be a glorious 11 degrees with a 40 percent chance of precipitation, and aren’t we all so glad these games aren’t being played indoors in Georgia? No.
The Jets have become road warriors in the last two year’s worth of playoffs, and have already beaten the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Again, expect to hear lots of criticisms of the Jets having fun and praises of the Steelers trying to assassinate people.