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Run-oriented Jets and Ravens at a disadvantage in divisional-round matchups

Originally Published: January 13, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Wild-card victories by the Jets and Ravens should naturally have their fans excited.

For the Jets, the second round of the playoffs is a bonus. Coach Rex Ryan advanced with a rookie quarterback, Mark Sanchez, who played smart and poised in beating the Bengals. The Ravens became the first team to go into New England and beat a Tom Brady-led Patriots team in the playoffs.

But can that momentum carry over into the next round?

A lot of experts are trying to justify potential ...

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