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AFC title game could be defensive showdown

The AFC Championship Game between the Steelers and Jets promises to be a defensive showdown, as both rank among the best in the league.

The Steelers have the NFL's top defense against the run (62.8 yards a game) and scoring (14.5 points a game) and rank second in total yards (276.8), while the Jets allow 19 points a game, 90.9 rushing yards and 291.5 total yards.

MATCHING UP THE LEADERS

PASSING

Ben Roethlisberger

Comp. Pct.: 61.7

Yards: 3,200

TD/INT: 17/5

Rating: 101.8

Mark Sanchez

Comp. Pct.: 54.8

Yards: 3,291

TD/INT: 1 713

RECEIVING

Mike Wallace

Rec: 63

Yards: 1,277

TDs: 12

Braylon Edwards

Rec: 59

Yards: 1,018

TDs: 8

RUSHING

Rashard Mendenhall

Carries: 324

Yards: 1,273

TDs: 13

Shonn Greene/LaDainian Tomlinson

Carries: 404

Yards: 1,680

TDs: 8

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