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Sunday, January 3, 2010
G-g-g-greetings from the Meadowlands


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A tad brisk here at the Meadowlands.

About 80 minutes before kickoff for the regular-season finale between the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets, and the temperature already is below 20 degrees, with a wind chill in the low single digits.

No snow in the forecast, but I imagine some nasal hairs will be frozen for the final game in Giants Stadium.

They don't get any bigger than this one in the regular season. If the Jets win, they make the playoffs. If they lose, they get to pack up their lockers Monday and take their family to the beach.

Still no sign as to what the Bengals will do in regard to resting their starters. The New England Patriots lost earlier, giving the game a little more meaning for the Bengals, who would become the No. 3 seed with a victory over the Jets.