Jets beat Chargers to reach AFC title game
(AP) - The overachieving New York Jets are ridingtheir stellar rookies on the field and on the sideline to the AFCtitle game for the fourth time in team history, and first since1998. With their brash rookie head coach Rex Ryan devising adefensive scheme that frustrated San Diego all day, the Jetsstunned the Chargers 17-14 to end San Diego's 11-game winningstreak. Rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez and running back Shonn Greeneled the Jets. Sanchez threw a go-ahead, 2-yard touchdown pass totight end Dustin Keller three plays into the fourth quarter. Greenegave the Jets some breathing room with a 53-yard scoring run ontheir next possession. Sanchez managed the game well, completing 12of 23 passes for 100 yards with one turnover. The upstart 11-and-7 Jets, who've won seven of their last eightgames, advanced to the AFC championship game at top-seededIndianapolis next Sunday. They were the only road team to win thisweekend. Ryan, their rotund rookie coach who has warned all postseasonnot to underestimate his team, says playing at Indianapolis will bea "matchup that probably nobody wanted, but too bad. Here wecome!"