Super Bowl’s Final Step: The Toughest for Rex Ryan and New York Jets

January 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The last step is always the toughest in any athletic competition.
Like a boxer, the New York Jets find themselves in the championship 13th, 14th and 15th rounds as they try to move on to Super Bowl XLV should they defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers (13-4) come Sunday evening at Heinz Field.
For the Jets (13-5), this AFC Conference Championship will be the toughest step of all.
All the talk and hard work comes down to 2.5 hours against a battle-tested franchise that will be making it's record 15th conference championship appearance against a lifetime 32-19 mark in the post season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are the gold standard of the NFL.
With seven Lamar Hunt Conference Championships and six Lombardi trophies, no NFL franchise has the history and success of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
With three coaches in the last 41 years (Noll, Cowher & Tomlin), the Pittsburgh Steelers are 385-259-2 with six Super Bowl championships. In those 41 seasons, the Steelers h...

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