AFC Championship Game 2011: Keys To Steelers Victory Over the New York Jets

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AFC Championship Game 2011:  Keys To Steelers Victory Over the New York Jets
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How spoiled are Pittsburgh Steelers' fans? This Sunday will be the 7th AFC Championship game the Steelers will play since I've been born. That includes 14 playoff appearances in 23 years.That's more impressive when you consider that the NFL  only allows six teams from each conference to make the postseason, and when you account the free-agency aspect of it. 

 

The New York Jets road the AFC Championship has been impressive. They've defeated two of the most successful franchises and quarterbacks of our generation, on the road nonetheless. They talk the talk and for the most part of have very much backed it up. My former colleague even pointed out that if they would go on to defeat the Steeelers this Sunday, would be eerily similar to the 2005 Pittsburgh Steeelers.

 

Despite the Jets being the media darlings of this match-up, and riding a hot streak, I like the Steeelers to win on Sunday. Not because I'm a Steeeler's fan, and not because I hate Rex Ryan and his foot obsession, but because I believe the Steeelers are the better team. 

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