FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - (AP) - All that trash talk didn't stop the Jets from winning. So why not keep it going?
Soon after New York stunned the New England Patriots with a28-21 upset Sunday, they were already wagging their tongues at thenext team standing in the way of their Super Bowl goal, thePittsburgh Steelers.
The Jets will go for their third straight road win thispostseason when they face the third top quarterback in their threeplayoff games, Ben Roethlisberger.
"Big Ben, he's next on our list," wide receiver BraylonEdwards said.
The Jets already have beaten Peyton Manning of Indianapolis andTom Brady of New England to reach the AFC championship game. Nowthey're going for the trifecta against a quarterback who ledPittsburgh to a 31-24 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturdayafter trailing 21-7.
"Mission impossible," Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "Now on toround three on mission impossible."The Jets (13-5) disguised their defenses, sacked a confusedBrady five times and got the first interception against him in hislast 12 games. Brady had ended the season with 335 consecutivepasses without one, an NFL record.
Now his season is over and, he admitted, it's a shock. Afterall, the Patriots' 14-2 record was the best in the NFL entering theplayoffs.
Brady lost his third straight postseason game and was outplayedby second-year pro Mark Sanchez, who is 4-1 in his playoff career.Sanchez threw three touchdown passes - a 7-yarder to LaDainianTomlinson, a 15-yarder to Edwards and a 7-yarder to Santonio Holmes- as the Jets took a 21-11 lead two minutes into the fourthquarter.
Sanchez completed 16 of 25 passes for 194 yards and nointerceptions. Brady went 29 of 45 for 299 with two touchdowns andone interception, throwing more than he would have liked becausethe Patriots trailed much of the game.