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This time, Jets will see 4 quarters of Peyton Manning

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws a pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the first half of an NFL divisional football playoff game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, in Indianapolis. Credit: AP Photo/Rob Carr

Thanks to Sunday's emotional 17-14 win over San Diego, the Jets advance to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 1998. The Jets will face Indianapolis in a rematch of sorts at 3 p.m. next Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

PHOTOS: Jets 17, Chargers 14

The Jets defeated the Colts, 29-15, on Dec. 27, snapping Indianapolis' NFL-record 23-game winning streak and its quest for a perfect season.

Much was made of the game's outcome after Colts coach Jim Caldwell chose to sit his four-time MVP quarterback Peyton Manning, and several key starters such as Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark and Joseph Addai in the second half.

Manning exited the game in the third quarter with a 15-10 lead. But that advantage didn't last long.

The Jets quickly pounced on rookie QB Curtis Painter and the Colts' defense, outscoring Indianapolis 19-0 with Manning & Co. on the sideline.

It was a much-needed win for the Jets, who, after starting 4-6, were in the midst of an unlikely postseason push. That victory, coupled with a win over Cincinnati the following week, earned the Jets their first playoff appearance since 2006.

But next week's rematch between the Jets and Indianapolis, which defeated visiting Baltimore, 20-3, Saturday night in its divisional game, will be far different from their last meeting.

For one, Manning, who was 14-for-21 for 192 yards in his first matchup of the season against the Jets, won't be ushered to the sideline early.

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