Jets Head to Minnesota for Final Interconference Clash

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The Jets go for their fifth road win inside the Metrodome

WHAT YOU SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT THIS WEEK

Jets take a 4-2 road record indoors to Minnesota.

Mangini vs. Childress: Matchup between two first-year head coaches.

J. Miller: Leads NFL in KO returns; Jets average drive start (31.6).

B. Thomas: Has 4.5 sacks in last three games.

M. Nugent: Has hit nine straight field goals, 15-of-last-16.

JETS-VIKINGS QUICK FACTS

Series: Jets lead 6-1 and have won the last five in a row.

At Minnesota: The Jets are 2-1 in games played in Minnesota. In the Jets only loss in the series, Oct. 12, 1975 at Metropolitan Stadium, Fran Tarkenton (18-28-244-2 TD) outdueled Joe Namath (12-21-195-1 TD) in a matchup of future Hall of Fame QBs in 29-21 Vikings' victory.

Last Meeting: Jets 20, Vikings 7, Oct. 20, 2002. Chad Pennington's first win as a starter was a virtuoso performance – 24-of-29, a career-high 324 yards and a seven yard TD pass to Laveranues Coles. The Jets also picked off Daunte Culpepper three times.

HEADLINE NOTES:

Pennington's passer rating in domed stadiums: 124.3.

Coles & Cotchery on pace to become Jets all-time top single season receiving tandem.

Mangini versus first-year head coaches: 3-0.

A JETS WIN WOULD:

Give the Jets eight victories, assuring at least a .500 season.

Give the Jets five road wins for the first time since 2001 (7-1).

Give the Jets a 3-1 record versus NFC North teams in 2006.

Wednesday Injury Report Jets Questionable: FB B.J. Askew (foot), CB David Barrett (hip), LB Matt Chatham (foot), Eric Smith (foot) & LB Bryan Thomas (shoulder)
Probable: *RB Kevan Barlow (calf), *LB Brad Kassell (shin), *WR Justin McCareins (foot), *DL Rashad Moore (hand), *QB Chad Pennington (calf), *DL Dewayne Robertson (shoulder), *TE Sean Ryan (thigh) *WR Brad Smith (shoulder) *S Jamie Thompson (ankle) & *DL Kimo von Oelhoffen (shoulder)

Vikings Questionable: RB Chester Taylor (ribs), QB Brooks Bollinger (shoulder)
Probable: CB Cedric Griffin (neck), LB Napoleon Harris (wrist), WR Marcus Robinson (ankle) & DT Pat Williams (knee)

*Denotes players who participated in practice

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