Steelers safety Ryan Clark joined KDKA radio in Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning to preview Pittsburgh’s approach to Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New York Jets.
After dispatching the Baltimore Ravens, 31-24, in the AFC Divisional round on Saturday, it appeared the Pittsburgh Steelers were headed to New England for a date with the mighty Patriots. They should have known better.
Picture this: a pair of No. 6 seeds in the Super Bowl. The New York Jets and Green Bay Packers sure like that scenario, and it’s impossible to ignore them after this weekend’s divisional playoff games.
Dan Rosen of NHL.com joined me from Heinz Field to talk about the crazy work hours he has been enduring along with the ice crew for this year’s Winter Classic, and to detail the whole process of turning an NFL field into an NHL rink.
Another loss and maybe the legend of the “Same Old Jets” would have continued. But after back-to-back losses that sent them reeling, New York came up big in Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Steelers.
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu missed practice for a third consecutive day because of a strained right Achilles’ tendon and a sore calf and is likely to miss Sunday’s game against the Jets.
The Jets head to Pittsburgh Sunday looking to snap their two-game losing streak and get their first ever win at Heinz Field, which will certainly be a tall order.
Having lost two in a row, the Jets bring a 9-4 record into Heinz Field for a meeting with the 10-3 Steelers. It’s a tough challenge and the players know it.