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Jets Held in Check; Fall to Steelers In Pittsburgh 27-10

Last week the Jets offense was the talk of the town.

Sunday in Pittsburgh, they were just talk.

Mark Sanchez and the Jets offense did little against the fired up Steelers, as New York fell to 1-1 with a good old fashioned butt whipping, losing to Pittsburgh 27-10.

The Jets offense managed just 219 yards the entire day. After scoring a touchdown on their opening drive of the game, a 14 yard pass to Santonio Holmes by Sanchez, the Jets could manage only another field goal the rest of the day.

The Steelers shut out the Jets in the second half, taking a late lead 13-10 at the half, and never looking back. Pittsburgh scored a pair of second-half touchdowns, including one that came on a drive that went over 10 and a half minutes, ending with a rushing touchdown by Issac Redmen to make it 27-10.

“You have to give Pittsburgh a ton of credit,” Rex Ryan said. “They outplayed us in all three phases of the game. It came down to we couldn’t get off the field on third down and we couldn’t stay on the field on third down. That’s really where you look at it.”

The Jets D did little to stop Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. The QB completed 24 of 31 passes for 275 yards. He hit Heath Miller for a 1-yard score to give the Steelers (1-1) the lead late in the first half, then found Mike Wallace for a 37-yard strike early in the third quarter to break the game open.

“You can prep all you want, but there’s nothing you can do,” said Garret McIntyre. “He steps up, he steps out, he steps sideways. It’s amazing what he does back there.”

As for the Jets offense, there wasn’t much to talk about. Sanchez didn’t have the ball much, and when he did, the Steelers defense and secondary held their own against them.

Sanchez completed just 10 of 27 passes and was a miserable 6 of 17 in the second half, with two of those completions coming on a last-second stat-padding drive.

The Jets took leads of 7-3 and 10-6 behind steady play from Sanchez. He hit Holmes for a 14-yard touchdown pass to cap a 90-yard drive then put together a 12-play, 61-yard march that was capped by Nick Folk’s 38-yard field goal.

And that was about it. The team will look to regroup, as they were outplayed and outhit. Next week they are at Miami to play the 1-1 Dolphins.

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One Response to “Jets Held in Check; Fall to Steelers In Pittsburgh 27-10”

  1. Jeronimobriggz says:

    Watching Sanchez today was something like watching a natural disaster film. Sanchez just couldn’t get in a consistent rhythm although he had all the time in the world to throw. Santonio Holmes dropped three passes and denied the Jets any offensive momentum. Yeah Keller and Revis were sorely missed but the Steelers were missing some important guys; Harrison and Troy P…. Whatever his name is. Roethlesberger won this game for PITT. And displayed what a good qb can do for a good team. Tebow would’ve at least made it interesting. Sanchez is a dud under pressure.

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