4:15 PM ET, December 29, 2002
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Had the New York Jets' fans broken into chants of "P-A-T-S,'' it wouldn't have been a shock.
The Jets. They're playing good football at the right time -- heading into the playoffs, when it counts. They had a slip-up against the Bears, but they're as good as any playoff team right now. QB Chad Pennington is playing at a high level, his receivers are making big plays, the running game is flowing and the defense is getting after opponents. The Jets also have great special teams, which could be the deciding factor in a playoff game. The Packers could have secured NFC home-field advantage today. Without it they face, well, a tough road. They haven't played well away from Lambeau this season.
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Santana Moss just wants Key to know who's the No. 1 wideout for Gang Green.
The Packers, 8-0 at home, are guaranteed only one postseason game at Lambeau Field. ... The Jets' other division crown was in 1998. ... Both New York teams are in the playoffs for the first time in 16 years. ... Packers WR Donald Driver bruised his left shoulder and RB Tony Fisher jammed his neck. ... Favre was 16-for-33 for 172 yards. ... Martin moved up to 14th in career rushing with 10,361 yards.