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NFL Playoffs Schedule: Patriots Look To Silence Trash-Talking Jets

One side represents quiet professionalism, while the other represents brashness and bravado. Is there any wonder why these two teams don't like each other very much?

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Yes, the third match-up this year between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots will, hopefully, be much better than their second meeting, a 45-3 thrashing by the Patriots in Week 13 on Monday Night Football. The Jets did knock off the Patriots by a score of 28-14 way back in Week 2, but the Patriots have been crushing everything in their path lately, winning their last eight games by an average of more than three touchdowns.

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The Jets got here by pulling a mild upset of the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium last week, as Nick Folk's 32-yard field goal with no time left gave them a 17-16 win over Peyton Manning and company. The Patriots, as the best team in the AFC and the entire NFL, took last weekend off as the #1 seed in the AFC.

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Kickoff time for this one is schedule for 3:30 PM Central time on Sunday afternoon, and you'll be able to follow all of the action on CBS.

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If the Jets win this game, they'll be traveling to Pittsburgh for the AFC Championship Game next weekend, while a New England victory means that they get to stay at home and host the Steelers for the right to head to Dallas for this year's Super Bowl.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.