Steelers at Jets Week Six Capsule

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS (0-4) AT NEW YORK JETS (3-2)

SERIES

STEELERS JETS
SERIES LEADER 16-4  
STREAKS 7 of past 10 2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 2-2 Ryan: 1-2
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 4: L 34-27 at Vikings in London) W 30-28 at Falcons
LAST GAME 9/16/12: Jets 10 at Steelers 27. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger tosses TD passes to WR Mike Wallace (37) & TE Heath Miller (1). Steelers RB Isaac Redman adds rushing TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/18/07: Jets 19, Steelers 16 (OT). New York RB Thomas Jones rushes for 117 yards. Jets K Mike Nugent converts on 4 FG attempts, including game-winning 38-yard FG.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Bill Cowher. SIRIUS: 112 (Pit.), 92 (NYJ). XM: 225 (NYJ). 

STATS

PASSING Roethlisberger: 103-162-1,231-5-5-84.2 G. Smith (R): 94-156-1,289-7-8-80.3
RUSHING F. Jones: 19-74-3.9-0 Powell: 78-330-4.2-1
RECEIVING A. Brown: 32-412-12.9-2 Winslow (TE): 17-169-9.9-2
OFFENSE 341.3 350.6
TAKE/GIVE -11 -9
DEFENSE 321.8 299.0 (2L)
SACKS Woodley: 3 Wilkerson: 4
INTs Landry: 1
PUNTING Mesko: 41.9 Quigley (R): 45.3
KICKING Suisham: 25 (7/7 PAT; 6/6 FG) Folk: 42 (9/9 PAT; 11/11 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: Aim for 3rd straight win vs. Jets (incl. postseason)…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 4-2 against Jets for career (incl. playoffs). Roethlisberger (196) needs 4 TD passes to join HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW (212) as 2nd Steeler to reach 200 career. In past 2, Roethlisberger is averaging 394.5 passing yards per game. Has 87-43 (.669) record as starter…Rookie RB LE’VEON BELL had 2 rush TDs vs. Min. last game, most rush TDs by Steelers rookie in NFL debut…WR ANTONIO BROWN had career-best 12 receptions vs. Vikings. In past 2, Brown has 21 catches for 284 yards with 2 TDs. WR JERRICHO COTCHERY posted 1st 100-yard receiving game with Steelers last game. Spent 7 seasons with Jets (2004-10)…TE HEATH MILLER (39) needs TD catch to become 5th player in Steelers history to reach 40 career TD receptions…LB LA MARR WOODLEY has sack in 3 of 4 in 2013. Woodley (55) has 5th-most sacks by Steeler since ’82…S RYAN CLARK leads team with 29 tackles in ’13. S TROY POLAMALU has 2 career INTs vs. Jets (incl. postseason)…JETS: Club is 2-0 at home this season…Rookie QB GENO SMITH (2nd round, No. 39 overall) completed 80 pct. (16 of 20) of passes with 3 TDs vs. Atl., 2nd-highest completion pct. by any rookie in 3-TD game in NFL history. Smith is 2-0 as starter at home with 84.6 passer rating. Passed for career-best 331 yards in last home game. In past 3 games in 4th quarter, Smith has completed 19 of 23 passes (82.6 pct.) for 234 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 148.6 passer rating…RB BILAL POWELL rushed for career-best 149 yards in last home game…Incl. postseason, WR SANTONIO HOLMES aims for 3rd straight game with TD catch vs. Pit. Holmes spent 4 seasons with Pit. (2006-09). WR JEREMY KERLEY posted 1st TD catch of season vs. Falcons…TE JEFF CUMBERLAND aims for 3rd straight game with TD reception. TE KELLEN WINSLOW posted 2nd TD catch of season last week…Defense allows 2nd-fewest yards per game (299) in NFL in 2013…DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON (4) needs sack to tie career-best of 5 in 2012.

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

 

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2 Comments

  • Mario

    Let’s see which team shows up, Tomlin’s team or the Steelers! It will take a long time to fix the mess Tomlin has given us. Until he is gone things could get worse!

    • Parker

      So true, this is our best chance for a W. If not the Steelers may lay an egg for the first time in my life (43 yrs.)

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