AFC championship

January 17, 1999

N.Y. Jets (13-4) at Broncos (15-2)

Time: 4: 05 p.m. today

Site: Mile High Stadium, Denver.

TV: Chs. 13, 9.

Radio: WBAL (1090 AM)

Line: Broncos by 9.

Vs. spread: Jets 13-4; Broncos 10-7.

Vs. common opponents: Jets 6-0; Broncos 5-1.

Last week: Jets beat Jaguars, 34-24, in divisional playoff game. Broncos beat Dolphins, 38-3, in divisional playoff game.

Series: Broncos lead 13-12-1.

Last meeting: Broncos won, 31-6, on Sept. 1, 1996, in Denver.

Postseason records: Jets 6-6; Broncos 14-11.

Notable: Jets coach Bill Parcells is the first to lead three franchises to the conference championship game. This is the Jets' first AFC championship game since 1982. Vinny Testaverde is 13-1 as the Jets' starter, including seven straight wins. Broncos outscored opponents 144-54 in first quarter and 156-87 in second. John Elway is 8-2 at home in playoffs. Terrell Davis averages 145.2 yards rushing per playoff game, tops in NFL history.

Injuries:

JETS: Questionable: CB Aaron Glenn (ankle).

BRONCOS: Probable: WR Justin Armour (hamstring); S Steve Atwater (shoulder); S Tyrone Braxton (shoulder); S Eric Brown (groin); LB Keith Burns (toe); RB Terrell Davis (side); G David Diaz-Infante (knee); QB John Elway (ribs); CB Darrien Gordon (shoulder); RB Howard Griffith (knee); DT Harald Hasselbach (ankle); RB Vaughn Hebron (hamstring); T Tony Jones (knee); G Dan Neil (knee); G Mark Schlereth (knee); TE Shannon Sharpe (ankle); DE Neil Smith (abdomen); DE Alfred Williams (back).

Pub Date: 1/17/99

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