Jets at Steelers Week Two Capsule

NEW YORK JETS (1-0) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (0-1)

SERIES

JETS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER   15-4
STREAKS 3 of past 4 6 of past 9
COACHES VS. OPP. Ryan: 1-1 Tomlin: 1-2
LAST WEEK W 48-28 vs. Bills L 31-19 at Broncos
LAST GAME 12/19/10: Jets 22 at Steelers 17. New York KR Brad Smith has 97-yard KR-TD & QB Mark Sanchez rushes for 7-yard TD. Jets DE Jason Taylor seals road win with 4th-quarter safety.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/19/10
BROADCAST CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 92 (NYJ), 86 (Pit.). XM: 229 (Pit.).

STATS

PASSING Sanchez: 19-27-266-3 (T1L)-1-123.4 (3C) Roethlisberger: 22-40-245-2 (T3C)-1-79.7
RUSHING Greene: 27-94 (3C)-3.5-1 (T3C) Dwyer: 9-43-4.8-0
RECEIVING Hill (R): 5-89-17.8-2 (T1L) A. Brown: 4-74-18.5-0
OFFENSE 384.0 284.0
TAKE/GIVE +3 (T3L) 0
DEFENSE 390.0 334.0
SACKS Foote, Worilds: 1
INTs 3 tied: 1 (T1C)
PUNTING Malone: 51.5 Butler (R): 47.3
KICKING Folk: 12 (T3C) (6/6 PAT; 2/2 FG) Suisham: 7 (1/1 PAT; 2/2 FG)

NOTES

JETS: Aim for 3rd straight regular season win against Pit…In 2 career meetings against Steelers (incl. postseason), QB MARK SANCHEZ has passed for 403 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 92.3 passer rating. For career, Sanchez is 8-2 in Sept. & has 19 TDs vs. 7 INTs & 96.3 passer rating. Club has 8-2 record when Sanchez has 100+ passer rating…RB SHONN GREENE totaled 94 rush yards with TD on Kickoff Weekend…WR SANTONIO HOLMES spent 4 seasons (2006-09) w/Steelers. Rookie WR STEPHEN HILL (2nd round, No. 43) posted 5 catches for 89 yards (17.8 avg.) with 2 TDs & became 1st rookie since WR ANQUAN BOLDIN (217 rec. yards, 2 TD catches w/ Cardinals in ’03) to register 80+ rec. yards & 2 TD catches on Kickoff Weekend. WR-PR JEREMY KERLEY (68-yard PR-TD; 12-yard TD rec.) became 1st NFL player since 2000 (AZ-ZAHIR HAKIM) to have TD rec. & PR-TD in season opening game…CB DARRELLE REVIS is native of Aliquippa, PA. Had team-high 3 passes defensed vs. Bills. CBs ANTONIO CROMARTIE, Revis & KYLE WILSON each registered INT last week…STEELERS:  Have won 9 consecutive home openers, 2nd-longest active streak in NFL (PATRIOTS, 10)…Incl. postseason, Pit. has 8-1 record at home against Jets…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 44-13 (.772) career record at home as starter. Roethlisberger (26,824) needs 176 pass yards to join HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW as 2nd Steeler to reach 27,000 career…In 2 career meetings vs. Jets (incl. playoffs), RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has totaled 220 rush yards on 44 att. (5 avg.) with 2 rush TDs. For career, RB JONATHAN DWYER averages 5.7 yards per carry (34 rush, 194 yards)…WR MIKE WALLACE had 7 catches for 102 yards (14.6 avg.) in only reg. season meeting vs. NYJ. Wallace has 5 TD catches in past 5 in Sept…TE HEATH MILLER (3,914) needs 86 rec. yards to become 8th Steeler to record 4,000 career receiving yards…LB LA MARR WOODLEY (48) needs 2 sacks to become 6th Steeler to reach 50 career.  LB JAMES HARRISON (58) needs 3 sacks to surpass KEITH WILLIS (59) & JOEY PORTER (60) for 2nd-most sacks in franchise history…Incl. postseason, S TROY POLAMALU has 2 INTs in 5 career games vs. NYJ…LB LARRY FOOTE posted 20th career sack last week.

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