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Pats-Jets game sets ratings record

Sunday's playoff game between the Patriots and Jets set a ratings record for a divisional round game, according to NFL Vice President of Corporate Communications Brian McCarthy.

The game averaged 43.5 million viewers. That topped the previous record of 42.7 million, set on Jan. 5, 1997 when the Cowboys faced the Panthers. A Chiefs-Oilers game on Jan. 16, 1994 -- with 41.1 million -- now ranks third.