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Jets not strangers in this title game

Expectations were low in Indy last season, but vs. Pittsburgh, Gang Green has to win

Updated: January 23, 2011, 11:45 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNewYork.com

As a fan of any team haunted by a drought of Biblical depth, it is always easier to play these games with house money and to minimize your emotional investment in the final score.

Take last year's AFC title game, where the long-suffering fans of the New York Jets had a perfect setup in Peyton's place. They didn't need to win that game in Indianapolis, not with a rookie quarterback and a rookie coach, and not after Rex Ryan publicly eliminated his 7-7 team from playoff contention before -- ...

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