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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, January 21, 2010

NFL capsule: NY Jets at Indianapolis

Associated Press


3 p.m. ET (10 a.m. Hawaii time), CBS
OPENING LINE — Colts by 7
RECORD VS. SPREAD — New York 11-7; Indianapolis 11-6
SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 40-28
LAST MEETING — Jets beat Colts 29-15, Dec. 27, 2009
LAST WEEK — Jets beat Chargers 17-14; Colts beat Ravens 20-3
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — First conference championship game to pit rookie head coaches against one another. ... Jets are 2-0 in postseason meetings between teams, winning 41-0 in January 2003 — Colts’ worst playoff loss — and pulling 16-7 upset in Super Bowl in January 1969. ... Jets ended Colts’ perfect season with win in Week 16 after Colts pulled starters in third quarter. ... Rex Ryan’s father, Buddy, was on Jets coaching staff on Super Bowl team. ... New York hasn’t played in AFC championship game since January 1999, when it lost to Denver 23-10, and hasn’t played in Super Bowl since 1969. ... Jets have won five straight road games and seven of eight overall. ... Mark Sanchez is fourth rookie QB to play in conference title game. The others are Shaun King, Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco. None reached the Super Bowl. ... Shonn Greene has 263 yards rushing and two TDs in postseason, third rookie in league history with 100-yard games in each of his first two playoff games. ... CB Darrelle Revis has an interception in each of Jets’ playoff games and needs one more to tie Greg Buttle for most in Jets playoff history. ... Jets allowed 14.8 points, lowest per-game average in NFL, and held opposing quarterbacks to league-low passer rating of 58.8. ... Jets DE Shaun Ellis is expected to play with broken left hand. ... Colts have reached AFC championship game for third time since 2003. ... Indy is hosting its second title game in four years and is 5-2 in home playoff games since 2003. ... Peyton Manning needs 57 yards to pass Hall of Famer Dan Marino for fourth on NFL’s postseason yardage list. Manning has thrown for 4,454 yards; Marino had 4,510. ... Manning is trying to become first reigning MVP to win Super Bowl since Kurt Warner in 1999. ... Manning’s next 300-yard playoff game will be his seventh, breaking NFL playoff record with Warner and Joe Montana. ... Manning needs 18 completions to pass Tom Brady for No. 3 in postseason completions. Manning has 378, Marino had 385 and Brady has 395. ... Manning also has 99.4 passer rating in eight home playoff games. ... WR Reggie Wayne needs 142 yards receiving and one reception to move into third on all-time postseason list ... TE Dallas Clark needs 109 yards receiving to pass Brent Jones (740), Shannon Sharpe (814) and Keith Jackson (834) for most by a tight end in postseason history. Clark has 726. ... Colts set NFL record with seven fourth-quarter comebacks this season. ... Indy allowed league-low 13 sacks in 2009 but gave up two last week vs. Baltimore.