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Associated Press, Jets 41, Colts 0

[…] This was the first NFL playoff game featuring two black head coaches. The Colts’ Tony Dungy and the Jets’ Edwards, longtime friends, are the only black head coaches in the league. Edwards spent five seasons as Dungy’s top assistant in Tampa before becoming the Jets’ coach in 2001.

The student came out on top of the mentor because his offense was unstoppable, his defense stingy and his special teams dominant.

“I’m just thankful for our friendship and the chance he gave me to stand here and be a head coach,” Edwards said.

Dungy said he’ll be rooting for Edwards’ team the rest of the way.

“They played awfully well and made us look awfully bad,” said Dungy, who took Indianapolis from 6-10 to 10-6 in his first season after being fired by the Bucs.

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