How Steelers and Jets match up off field

Updated: January 20, 2011, 2:17 PM ET
By Matthew Lindner | Special to Page 2

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Somewhere in America on Sunday, retired NFL quarterback Bubby Brister will turn on a television, see the AFC Championship Game on, smile to himself and think, "Yeah, I used to play for both those teams."

The Bubby Brister Bowl ... er ... AFC Championship Game pits two teams that could not be more different.

The Steelers count themselves among the most successful franchises in all of professional sports. Their six Super Bowl titles are the most in NFL history. Heck, Ben Roethlisberger's two Super Bowl wins are one more than the Jets have as team. But although the Steelers hold a 15-4 all-time series edge, the Jets have won the past two meetings in 2007 and 2010.

All that will be covered in breakdowns during the next few days. Let's go to the tale of the tape to find out how they stack up against each other off the field.

• Click here for the NFC Championship tale of the tape for Packers-Bears.

Matt Lindner is a freelance writer for Sports Media Exchange, a national freelance writing network.

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