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You know the deal: the stakes are no less than the entire season riding on a single game.

The Jets (11-6) visit top-seeded Pittsburgh (15-1) (Saturday, 4:30 p.m., TV: CBS, Radio: 1050 ESPN) in an AFC Divisional Playoff game. For those who haven't been paying attention, Pittsburgh has a rookie quarterback named Ben Roethlisberger (pictured impersonating Stevie Wonder - OK, a joke) who has yet to lose in his first 13 starts,an NFL record. Yes, last year the Giants could have easily drafted him rather than giving up an arm and a leg to trade for the top pic, but hindsight is 20/20 and the jury is still out on Eli. But curmudgeony critics point out he hasn't had any truly "big games" and "is due to lose".

But the Steelers are healthy and rested moreover, game-breaking receiver Plaxico Burress is back. Mark these words, that likes of the Jets' David Barrett dared take shots at him in the media can come back to really haunt Gang Green.

Gothamist also would like to point out that Herm Edwards and the Steelers' Bill Cowher ( an old article that now holds even more true) have to be the two most affable coaches in the league, at least as far as their players would say...which begs the question, where would Tom Coughlin and Bill Parcells fit on that list?

Anyway, it's fun to take the underdog after a big win, but between freezing damp conditions, pass-rusher John Abraham likely staying out to rehab his knee, backup Quincy Carter at home in Georgia to be with his ill mother and the team trying to overcome a flu bug...against a team that may have forgotten how to lose, Gothamist predicts a 24-13 Steelers win.

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