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What went right, wrong vs. Jets

* As far as highlights go, it wasn't much of one, but it still represented the best of the Steelers' first half against the Jets. When Antonio Brown muffed a punt that was recovered by T.J. Graham at the Pittsburgh 28-yard line, the Jets had the time and the field position to increase what was a 17-0 lead. But after three plays netted just 1 yard, Nick Folk came on and was wide right on a 45-yard field goal attempt.

  • Buoyed by the field position that resulted from the Jets' missed field goal, Ben Roethlisberger completed separate 15-yard passes to Antonio Brown and Lance Moore to allow Suisham to attempt a 53-yard field goal as time expired in the first half. Suisham's kick was good, which represented a career-best for him and cut the Jets' lead to 17-3 at halftime.
  • In an attempt to convert a third-and-6 from their own 25-yard line, the Jets went with a quick pass into the flat for Eric Decker, who was out there one-on-one with Antwon Blake. Blake made a clean tackle after a 1-yard gain, and the Jets punted.

* After the Steelers won the toss and elected to defer, the Jets took the opening kickoff and made only one mistake on a 14-play drive that covered 72 yards and ended with a short field goal. That mistake was an incomplete pass in the end zone on third down from the 5-yard line in which Michael Vick's pass was just out of the reach of Jeremy Kerley. It was 3-0 with 7:08 remaining in the first quarter.

The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to MetLife Stadium to take on the New York Jets in Week 10.

  • On the first play of the Jets' second possession, Michael Vick, off a play-action fake to Chris Ivory (who had 37 yards on five carries during their first possession), hit T.J. Graham for a 67-yard touchdown pass on a deep post. Graham beat William Gay to the inside, and there was no deep safety in the middle of the field. With 3:20 left in the first quarter, the Jets had a 10-0 lead.
  • Things continued to disintegrate quickly for the Steelers in the latter stages of the first quarter. On the first offensive play following the touchdown pass to Graham, Antonio Brown lost a fumble that set the Jets up for their third possession at the Pittsburgh 20-yard line. On third-and-goal from the 5-yard line, Michael Vick's pass to tight end Jace Amaro made it 17-0 with 19 seconds left in the first quarter.
  • After the Steelers had moved the ball from their own 33-yard line to the Jets' 10-yard line where they faced a second-and-8, Ben Roethlisberger attempted to hit Martavis Bryant on a quick slant close to the goal line. CB Marcus Williams got a hand in to deflect the ball, which then was intercepted Jaiquawn Jarrett. The Jets, who came into the game with three takeaways in nine games, had two in the first 22 minutes vs. the Steelers.
  • The Jets matched their season total of takeaways (three) before the end of the first half. The third came when Antonio Brown muffed a punt at the two-minute warning, and T.J. Graham recovered at the Pittsburgh 28-yard line.
  • The start of the third quarter was just a continuation of the first half in terms of the Steelers hurting themselves. The Steelers received the second half kickoff and moved to a first down at the Jets 40-yard line, when Ben Roethlisberger forced a pass to Markus Wheaton down the middle that was intercepted by Jaiquawn Jarrett. That meant that in the first 34 minutes of the game, Jarrett had two interceptions, one sack, and one fumble recovery.
  • It will show up in the statistics as the Jets penetrating the red zone but settling for a field goal, but it could have been a Steelers takeaway and no points for New York. Michael Vick's third down pass bounced off William Gay's chest before falling incomplete, and then Nick Folk's 30-yard field goal increased the Jets' lead to 20-3 with 4:34 remaining in the third period.
  • In the same game in which he hit a career-long 53-yard field goal attempt, Shaun Suisham missed a 23-yard attempt on the first play of a fourth quarter in which the Jets held a 20-3 lead.
  • It was first-and-goal at the Jets 1-yard line midway through the fourth quarter, and the Steelers, who desperately needed a touchdown, couldn't get the ball across the goal line from there. On first down, it was an incomplete pass to James Harrison, who had lined up in the backfield, but the play was nullified by a late hit on Ben Roethlisberger. On the second first down, LeGarrette Blount was stuffed for no gain. On second down, Blount was dropped for an 8-yard loss. On third down, Roethlisberger's pass for Antonio Brown was knocked away. And this time, at least, Shaun Suisham made the field goal.
  • Following the field goal that cut the Jets lead to 20-6, the Steelers attempted an onside kick. Darrius Heyward-Bey recovered the ball but the play was nullified because he was offside.
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