Can hostile Jets' D roil calm Rivers?

No team blitzes more often than the New York Jets.

Few handle added pressure like San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers.

Whether the Jets can rattle Rivers or not will be critical to deciding Sunday's playoff game in Qualcomm Stadium.

ESPN Stats & Information data show the Jets sent added pressure (five or more pass-rushers) 57.2 percent of the time during the regular season. The next-most aggressive team, the New Orleans Saints, blitzed 49.4 percent of the time. The NFL average was 34.8 percent.

When the Jets unleashed five or more pass-rushers, opposing quarterbacks completed 47.9 percent of their passes, threw five more interceptions than touchdowns and posted a 56.1 passer rating, second-lowest in the league.

Rivers, however, thrived against added pressure. In fact, his passer rating went up when defenses increased the heat.

Rivers had a 106.0 passer rating in those situations, compared to an overall 104.4 rating. He completed 56.7 percent of his throws at 9.5 yards per attempt. He tossed a league-high 16 touchdown passes and just five interceptions.

Jets coach Rex Ryan thinks he has the answer for Rivers.

"He's due, right? Surely to goodness, you can't play the whole season and not have a bad day," Ryan said with a grin. "So I feel good about that. That's a good one based on facts, isn't it?"