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Super Bowl Boulevard kicks off with huge crowds, stars, shows

Super Bowl Blvd

(Credit: The tobaggin run was a popular spot on Super Bowl Blvd. (Craig Ruttle))

The energy generated by fans who packed Super Bowl Boulevard's inaugural day countered the bone-chilling cold temperatures yesterday.

Thousands lined up for free events along Broadway between West 34th and 47th streets, ranging from concerts and autograph sessions with NFL greats to obstacle courses and video games.

For fans young and old, the celebrations for Sunday's game between the...

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Jets chase playoff spot in Carolina

Muhammad Wilkerson

(Credit: Muhammad Wilkerson (96) leads the Jets with 10.0 sacks this season. (Lee S. Weissman))

The Jets' slim playoff hopes are still alive, but they've got their work cut out for them on Sunday in Carolina. Gang Green (6-7) can get back to .500 with a win, but the Panthers (9-4) are still fighting to lock up an NFC playoff spot. Here are three things that need to go right in order for the Jets to upset Carolina.

Pressure Newton

Dual-threat quarterback Cam Newton is on track for...

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Jets must stop skid, beat Raiders

Geno Smith

(Credit: Geno Smith has six turnovers in his last three games. (Thomas A. Ferrara))

The Jets (5-7) are in free fall, having lost three in a row. A loss to the Raiders (4-8) at home on Sunday surely dooms their playoff chances. Here's a look at what they must do to avoid another loss.

Get Geno on track

Rookie Geno Smith is running out of time to turn it around. People have all but forgotten his Monday night heroics in Atlanta two months ago and are stewing over his 38.2%...

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Win would continue strange trend for Jets

Chris Ivory

(Credit: Chris Ivory is averaging 7.2 yards per carry over the past two games. (Getty))

The Jets are consistently inconsistent. They're the only team which hasn't experienced two wins or two losses in a row. If they're to keep that bizarre run going and move to 6-5, they'll need to win on the road for just the second time this season. Fortunately, the Ravens (4-6) haven't won by more than three points since Week 3. Here's what the Jets should be able to do well in Baltimore.

Stuff...

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Jets among 9 vying for AFC's No. 6 seed

Rex Ryan

(Credit: Rex Ryan's Jets are 5-5 and would be playoff-bound if the postseason began today. (Getty))

There wasn't much for Jets fans to be positive about following their team's ugly 37-14 loss to the Bills in Buffalo on Sunday. But here's one thing: If the playoffs began today, Gang Green would be playing.Unfortunately, there are plenty of teams on the cusp of jumping the Jets (5-5) in the standings in the coming weeks. At least Gang Green -- whose remaining strength of schedule had a combined...

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Chris Ivory runs wild on ex-team to power Jets

chris ivory

(Credit: Chris Ivory (Jim McIsaac))

Rex 5, Rob 0.

Once again, Jets coach got the better of his twin brother, Rob Ryan, as Rex's Jets defeated the Saints, 26-20, in yesterday’s Ryan Bowl at MetLife Stadium. Rex has now defeated his brother, the Saints defensive coordinator, in all five of their head-to-head matchups in the NFL.

In a game the Jets (5-4) desperately needed to win heading into next week's bye, their defensive...

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