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Steelers 24, Jets 19: Instant reaction

This tough game not only proved that defense wins championships -- well, AFC Championships -- but so does a clutch quarterback. Melissa Jacobs shares her reaction to Big Ben and the Steelers marching on to the promised land of Dallas.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 9:55 AM ET
By Melissa Jacobs

Perhaps Rex Ryan should have done more trash talking this week. His Jets came out a little sleepy and, quite frankly, seemed to suffer a letdown after beating their rival Patriots last week.

The first half of the AFC Championship Game was all the Steelers needed to set themselves up for their seventh Super Bowl title against the Packers on Feb. 6. Their maligned offensive line was more than adequate, as Rashard Mendenhall pummeled his way to 121 yards -- only the second time the Jets ...

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