Pittsburgh Steelers: New York Jets Coming to Heinz Field for AFC Championship

January 17, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be playing for their third trip to the Super Bowl since the 2005 season against an AFC East team that they lost to earlier this season, and no, it is not the New England Patriots.
Coming off a very impressive 28-21 victory over New England, the New York Jets are going to look to replicate their defensive effort against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers to earn a trip to the Super Bowl.
Since opening Heinz Field in 2001, Pittsburgh has hosted four AFC Championship games (2001, 2004, 2008 and 2010). They lost  to New England in the first two and defeated the Baltimore Ravens in the most recent on their way to a record sixth Super Bowl title.
Pittsburgh played New York on January 15, 2005 in the AFC Divisional round in an overtime thriller.
Rookie Ben Roethlisberger and Jerome Bettis helped the Steelers to a 20-17 overtime victory on the heels of two missed field goals by Doug Brien.
Earlier this season, Pittsburgh lost to New Y...

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