City Sports Report

Jets Hold On to Defeat Steelers, 22-17 by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

Jason Taylor had his best game as a Jet against the Steelers

Jason Taylor had his best game as a Jet against the Steelers

Sanchez got a lift from his teammates and he came up big on Sunday
Calvin Pace and Drew Coleman got to Big Ben

Calvin Pace and Drew Coleman got to Big Ben

 

Sanchez got a lift from his teammates and he came up big on Sunday

The New York Jets ended a two-game losing streak with a road victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers that went down to the final play. With two seconds left, the Steelers had a chance to score a touchdown that would have given them the victory, but Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw an incompletion to give the Jets the victory, 22-17, in front of 62,568 disappointed fans at Heinz Field.

“This was one heck of a football game” Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan said after the game. “This team is resilient. It was hard fought. We knew it would be.”

The Steelers won the coin toss, and decided to kickoff, which immediately backfired when Brad Smith returned the kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown to give the Jets a 7-0 lead.
The Steelers would tie the game in the second quarter on a 96-yard touchdown drive capped by a 9-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger to Tight End Matt Spaeth.

The teams traded field goals at the end of the second quarter, but the Steelers took a 17-10 lead in the third quarter with a 2-yard run by running back Rashard Mendenhall.

The Jets would respond with a 66-yard touchdown drive highlighted by a spectacular ball fake by Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez that even fooled the camera man, tying the game at 17. The touchdown was the first offensive touchdown for the Jets since Thanksgiving.

The Jets defense would take over the rest of the game, as they held the Steelers scoreless. The Jets would take the lead on a 34-yard field goal from Nick Folk. In the fourth quarter, after a Steve Weatherford 29-yard punt placed the Steelers at the 3, a great tackle from Jets offseason acquistion defensive end Jason Taylor resulted in a safety after he stopped Mewelde Moore for a three-yard loss, giving the Jets a five-point lead and the final margin of victory.

Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards had 8 catches for 100 yards. Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace had 7 catches for 102 yards. Mendenhall had 17 rushing attempts for 100 yards.

The Jets head to Chicago to face the Bears Sunday. The Steelers host the Carolina Panthers Thursday.

0 Comments

  1. Pingback: The Razz and Jazz Sports Blog NFL Power Rankings Week 15 by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson | Razz & Jazz Sports Blog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>