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Because the Jets always tend to make things interesting in terms of timing, this week the team decided to announce, even with its postseason status still up in the air, that it has signed team General Manager Terry Bradway to a two-year contract extension through 2007. This Sunday (4:15 p.m., TV: WCBS 2, RADIO: 1050 ESPN), the Jets (7-3) visit Tempe to face the Arizona Cardinals (4-6) in an interconference matchup in which backup QB Quincy Carter is still expected to start. Jets fans should be relieved to hear that Chad Pennington has resumed throwing at practice and will likely return as expected at some point in the next two weeks.

Just when you thought there can't possibly be any animosity between two teams in different conferences on different sides of the country, there is the interesting angle of how Jets center Pete Kendall was suddenly dumped by new Cards coach Dennis Green earlier this summer, despite being considered the MVP of that team's offensive line. The story has everything you'd expect in this cuthroat city, betrayal, vindictiveness and labor complaints. Gothamist predicts a 35-28 Jets win.

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