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Jets leave Packers in cold

Jets coach Eric Mangini showed his team a tape of the "Ice Bowl," and fullback B.J. Askew ran around shirtless in pregame warmups to prove the cold wasn't so bad.

Then Chad Pennington stoked the Jets' hopes of a playoff run. Pennington, who snapped out of a midseason streak of shaky performances in a win over Houston last week, put together three touchdown drives of 70 yards or more in the second quarter and New York cruised at Lambeau Field.

The 1967 Packers-Cowboys Ice Bowl was played in minus-13 degrees.

New York built a 31-0 halftime lead as snow flurries floated to the ground and boos showered the field on a windy 19-degree day. The Jets used frequent wide-receiver motion and occasional no-huddle offense to confuse the Packers defense.

Fans booed the Packers several times in the first half and loudly as they jogged to the tunnel at halftime.

"I'd be booing too," coach Mike McCarthy said. "Shoot, they should boo us. I've got no problem with that. This is a man's league, a man's business and a man's game."

NOTABLE: Green Bay barely managed to avoid being shut out at home for the third time this season.

Jets 10 21 0 7 38

Packers 0 0 10 0 10

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