Raiders-Jets Playoff Notes

<P><STRONG>FIRST PLAYOFF MEETING </STRONG>since 1982……Both previous playoff meetings decided by 4 points-or-less……Clubs meet in Oakland for fourth time since 1999. </P>

JETS: Five of past 6 games decided by 5 points-or-less (3-2)……Club AFC-best 7-1 on road in 2001. Aim for first road playoff win since 1982 season (1/15/83, 17-14 at L.A. Raiders)……Jets have never lost playoff game to Raiders (2-0)……HERM EDWARDS is 10th head coach since 1990 to earn playoff berth in inaugural year……QB VINNY TESTAVERDE has 59.1 completion pct. & 1,052 passing yards in 4 career playoff games……Club has AFC's No. 2 ground game (128.4). RB CURTIS MARTIN (TD run in five consecutive playoff games) needs TD run vs. Raiders to become fifth player in NFL history with scoring runs in six consecutive postseason contests (EMMITT SMITH & THURMAN THOMAS 8, JOHN RIGGINS & TERRELL DAVIS 7). Martin has 557 scrimmage yards (405 rushing, 152 receiving) & 8 TD runs in 5 career playoff games. Jets 6-1 in 2001 when Martin has 100……OL has allowed AFC-fewest 19 sacks……Club 10-2 all-time when DE JOHN ABRAHAM (1.0 sack vs. Raiders) has at least 1.0 sack……Jets have 3 AFC All-Stars (Abraham, Martin & C KEVIN MAWAE)……Special teams hold foes to 26.6 avg. drive start – second in AFC.

RAIDERS: Have won AFC-most 22 playoff games……Club has won consecutive AFC West titles for first time since 5 in row from 1972-76……Past 7 games decided by 8 points-or-less (3-4)……Have won 5 of past 6 playoff games in Oakland (last loss 24-13 vs. Steelers in 1974 AFC Championship Game). Club has won 11 of 14 all-time playoff games in Oakland……Raiders have AFC's No. 2 passing offense (231.7). QB RICH GANNON 1-1 in career playoff starts. Gannon (AFC-high 95.5 passer rating) is first Raider to lead AFC in passing since KEN STABLER (103.4) in club's 1976 Super Bowl XI-championship season……WR JERRY RICE has NFL career playoff records for receptions (124), receiving yards (1,811) & touchdown catches (19). Rice needs 2 TDs to tie EMMITT SMITH & THURMAN THOMAS (21 playoff TDs apiece) for most total playoff TDs. He also has catch in postseason-record 23 consecutive games. Rice has 409 receiving yards in 5 career games vs. Jets. WR TIM BROWN has 392 receiving yards (24 catches, 16.3 avg. & 2 TDs) in 7 career playoff games……OL has allowed only 27 sacks – tied for second in AFC……Raiders Pro Bowl All-Stars: Brown, Gannon, T LINCOLN KENNEDY, P SHANE LECHLER & CB CHARLES WOODSON.


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