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ROB Longley

, Last Updated: 9:30 AM ET

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is a perfect 6-0 in the playoffs tying him with Joe Theismann for the second most consecutive post-season wins to start a career. Former Cowboys star Troy Aikman, and like Theismann a broadcaster now, holds the record at seven. Quick kicks

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With backup Quincy Carter ailing, former Edmonton Eskimos star Ricky Ray will be the Jets third quarterback today ... For the first time since the wildcard was instituted in 1978, all games in the first two rounds of the playoffs feature rematches from the regular season ... Steelers coach Bill Cowher gets much credit for winning seven division titles but his playoff record is just 7-8 ... Through four playoff games thus far, there has yet to be a 100-yard rusher ... The Jets have indicated that defensive end John Abraham is unlikely to start against the Steelers today.

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"Why should he stop now? He has already shattered all the sterotypes of what a rookie quarterback can and cannot do."

-- Steelers running back Jerome Bettis on QB Ben Roethlisberger


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