The New York Jets were unable to take-off against the 0-4 Pittsburgh Steelers and lost 19-6 at home. The Jets opened the game with a Nick Folk field goal from 25 yards, but were unable to muster much offense after that. Their only other points came from a 39-yard field goal as the finals seconds of the first half ticked away. A notable play from the first half was a first-down catch by Stephen Hill followed by a monstrous hit from Steelers safety Troy Polamalu that knocked the wind out of Hill, but he managed to hold on to the ball. This catch set up the Jets’s final points for the game.
The Steelers victory was sealed by a 55-yard Roethlisberger TD pass to Emmanuel Sanders and four Sean Suisham field goals. Geno Smith, who looked excellent in the Jets victory against the Falcons last week, tossed 2 picks and no touchdowns while going 19/34 for 201 yards. Smith’s interceptions weren’t pretty either, with one of them coming in the red-zone when he threw into triple-coverage. The league’s most penalized team in the Jets were able to keep the flags to a minimum, but still committed five worth 60 yards. The penalties weren’t the problem today, though, as the Jets were unable to move down the field against an old Pittsburgh defense. They will have to be able to put up more than six points next Sunday when the New England Patriots come to New York.