Jets move on to Steelers after 28-21 win over PatsPosted: Updated:
(AP) - All that trash talk didn't stop the Jets from winning.
So why not keep it going?
Soon after New York stunned the New England Patriots with a 28-21 upset Sunday, they were already wagging their tongues at the next team standing in the way of their Super Bowl goal, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Jets will go for their third straight road win this postseason when they face the third top quarterback in their three playoff games, Ben Roethlisberger.
"Big Ben, he's next on our list," wide receiver Braylon Edwards said.
The Jets already have beaten Peyton Manning of Indianapolis and Tom Brady of New England to reach the AFC championship game. Now they're going for the trifecta against a quarterback who led Pittsburgh to a 31-24 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday after trailing 21-7.
"Mission impossible," Jets coach Rex Ryan said. "Now on to round three on mission impossible."
The Jets (13-5) disguised their defenses, sacked a confused Brady five times and got the first interception against him in his last 12 games. Brady had ended the season with 335 consecutive passes without one, an NFL record.
Now his season is over and, he admitted, it's a shock. After all, the Patriots' 14-2 record was the best in the NFL entering the playoffs.
Brady lost his third straight postseason game and was outplayed by second-year pro Mark Sanchez, who is 4-1 in his playoff career. Sanchez threw three touchdown passes - a 7-yarder to LaDainian Tomlinson, a 15-yarder to Edwards and a 7-yarder to Santonio Holmes - as the Jets took a 21-11 lead two minutes into the fourth quarter.
Sanchez completed 16 of 25 passes for 194 yards and no interceptions. Brady went 29 of 45 for 299 with two touchdowns and one interception, throwing more than he would have liked because the Patriots trailed much of the game.