AFC Championship 2011: The Agony of Defeat in the Steel City

January 24, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This was supposed to be our year. This was supposed to be our time. This was not the end the New York Jets had in mind. The Jets season ended in bitter disappointment with their 24-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game Sunday night. A bitter taste the team knows all to well after suffering their second consecutive AFC Championship loss.
After a whirlwind season full of controversies, tough talk and some of the most exciting football in the history of the franchise, Jets head coach Rex Ryan finds his squad once again on the outside looking in.
“We were one game away again,” Ryan said. “It cuts your heart out.”
This game would turn out to be a tale of two very different halves. The Pittsburgh Steelers silenced the brash talking Jets through the first half of the game, by setting the tone early with a 66-yard march that took up the first nine minutes of the quarter.
Pittsburgh would eventually hold the Jets t...

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