Hot teams, QBs square off in Oakland

If Chad Pennington is able to stay hot, the Jets' latest trip to Oakland could result in a win that advances them to the AFC title game.

Updated: January 12, 2003, 11:47 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The thought all season was that the AFC East and AFC West -- divisions that played against each other because of the schedule -- would bludgeon each other for 17 weeks and eliminate some potential playoff teams. Ask the Patriots, Dolphins, Bills, Chargers, Chiefs and Broncos if they didn't feel as though they had been through wars.

The process doesn't stop. The two survivors of the NFL's toughest schedules are left to destroy each other again.

It's somewhat amazing that the Raiders ...

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