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For Ryan, no friendships when playoffs are involved

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Rex Ryan has had to put his friendships on the back burner, given the Jets' minuscule playoff hopes.

"I love you, Jack, but I was hoping you got beat," Ryan said, referring to his good friend, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio. "I watched the game last night. I was a Colt fan."

The Jaguars entered Thursday's 35-31 loss to Indianapolis at 7-6, tied with the Jets, Dolphins and Ravens, who are vying for the final AFC wild-card spot.

"None of that matters if we can't beat Atlanta," Ryan said. "Our focus is on playing this game and winning this game, but I was very aware of what was going on last night."

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The snow may be coming, but the Jets aren't worried. This is a team built for wintry weather, Ryan said. "There are some teams where when it's a bad-weather game, they don't know what to do. With us, we're going to know what to do," he said. " . . . This time of year, especially in our [division], I think you need to be able to run the ball. You need to be able to stop the run on defense. You have to play lights-out on defense. Our team is built for playing in December."

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OL Robert Turner (knee) and C Nick Mangold (illness) did not practice Friday. Turner is out. Mangold - who was sent home from the facility for the second straight day - is listed as questionable, but Ryan expects him to play.

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