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Prediction from the state’s top pol:

Final score: Chargers 17, Jets 14 “or something like that.”

Gov. David Paterson made the prediction when he called in Friday morning to WFAN-radio.

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“But it is close enough that in the last five minutes of the game the winner will be in dispute. And as long as the Jets don’t bring in Mike Battle to field a punt, maybe everything will work out all right,” Paterson said

He said that was a reference to the Jets’ 1969 playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. With a minute left, KC had to punt out of its own end zone. Jets punt returner Mike Battle fumbled the punt. Chiefs win 13-6.