Steelers Defense Stops Jets in 27-10 Victory

The Steelers have gone back to an even 1-1 on the season following Sunday’s defeat of the New York Jets. Jets QB Mark Sanchez went 10-27 passing for a single touchdown. The entire Jets offense was only able to drive forward 120 yards in the first half of the game, much less in the second half. Meanwhile, Big Ben went about business as usual with 275 yards on 24 of 31 passes. Roethlisberger’s usual target Mike Wallace caught the 37-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter that shattered any hopes the Jets may have had of a late game comeback. And where was Tim Tebow? The popular young QB took the field for the Jets for just one drive, but couldn’t get the Jets in scoring territory after a 6-yard loss and Sanchez was back in the game.

Sunday’s game was a dramatic reversal for both teams following week one performances. While the Steelers’ defense lost control over the Broncos in a 31-19 rout, the Jets steamrolled the Bills in their season opener with a 48-28 victory. The Jets that took the field against the Steelers on Sunday were hardly the offense that fans expected from week one, and the Steelers defense, well, looked like the Steelers defense.

Next Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders will be fans’ last chance to get Pittsburgh Steelers tickets before the week 4 Bye that will give the Steelers a well-earned rest before moving on to face the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field on October 7th. As Roethlisberger starts to come alive this season, fantasy football players may want to start giving receivers Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace a hard look. Despite missing the end zone, Brown is averaging 18.5 yards per reception, and has four catches for 74 yards. Wallace scored his first touchdown yesterday and is averaging just shy of 10 yards per reception on his four catches.