Jets bring Steelers offense back to Earth in 20-13 win

AP

Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense looked about as good as its possible to look in Weeks Eight and Nine, but every Sunday brings new challenges and the Jets defense proved to be too much for Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon.

They forced three turnovers, sacked Roethlisberger twice and shut down the running game in a 20-13 win that gives them their first win since the opening Sunday of the season.

Roethlisberger threw two interceptions and never led the Steelers into the end zone until the final minutes in a loss that gives the Browns sole possession of first place in the AFC North. That touchdown, an 80-yard bomb to rookie Martavis Bryant, made things interesting until the Jets recovered an onside kick, but Roethlisberger’s 30-of-43 performance was about as far as you can get overall from the heights of his touchdown frenzy against the Colts and Ravens.

A Jets pass defense that has been slaughtered week in and week out this season made a similar turnaround. Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett was the standout in the secondary on Sunday as he accounted for both interceptions, a fumble recovery and a sack in a performance that makes Rex Ryan look pretty smart for starting Jarrett over first-round pick Calvin Pryor. That Pryor’s on the bench might not be great for General Manager John Idzik, but the rare Jets win might keep the banners calling for Idzik’s head from the skies for a couple of days.

Michael Vick was 10-of-18 for 125 yards and two touchdowns while also running for 42 yards. That puts him over 6,000 rushing yards for his career and the Jets rolled up 151 yards on the ground overall to limit the Steelers’ chances to climb back into the game until it was too late. It’s too late for the Jets to salvage much from this season, eight-game losing streaks have a way of sucking the air out of a team, but they can play spoilers and that’s just what they did on Sunday.

146 responses to “Jets bring Steelers offense back to Earth in 20-13 win

  1. I just knew that the Steelers was going to lose because of how they win the above .500 teams and lose below .500 small teams. -A true Steelers fan since I was born(1997).

  2. Typical game of the Tomlin era. Steelers always seem to play to the level of their opponent. Not surprising at all to see them beat the colts and lose to the jets and bucs, unfortunately.

    I’m sure Tomlin will have a great no-nonsense speech after the game though to continue to avoid all accountability.

  3. Thank you Pittsburgh fans. To contributing to the New Jersey/New York economy. You did nothing for sophistication. Waving those snot rags like a bunch of hicks. Have a great drive home.. Oh yes, you’re beating traffic-filing out of stadium in the middle of the 4th quarter.

  4. Damn I love Rex. Dude is fighting until the end. He will lose his job at the end of the year. But , he is our best coach ever. I will miss him cussing people out the most!

    37 year Jets fan

  5. Where are all the squealers? Surely the game must have been stolen from their mighty eleven. Doesn’t Roethlisberger look more and more like Andy Dalton evry game? They are probably too busy trolling Raven, Bengal, and Browns posts to have time to comment.

  6. Mike Tomlin needs to be fired. He was being prodded this week by the media for not having his team ready when they play woeful opponents (which has become his MO). True to form, they lay an egg. As much as I hate Bill Belichick, at least he makes sure his team is ready to play against teams like this. Tomlin just isn’t a good coach. Granted, the players have to play, but the coach let them take another week off due to the competition they were facing.

  7. The officiating in this game was unbearable. It’s like this every game for us now. We can’t be expected to beat the refs and our opponents every week. It’s really just a minor bump in the road. Aaand we march.

  8. The AFC North is up for grabs. May the last team standing win the division. A team in this division could finish above .500 and still finish in last place.

    Cleveland, who used to be a perennial doormat, has earned the division lead for now. Can they hold on? Tune in in 7 weeks.

  9. First off let me send congrats to Mike Vick in being the first QB to reach 6000 rushing yards.
    This was not really a upset since the lines in Vegas start to show heavy MONEY going towards the Jets ,
    Which is of no surprise, when you have Vick take snaps there is always a shot your team could win , He finish with 2 TD and a 116 rating not bad.

    You just feel had he start week one things could have been real interesting.

  10. I’ve been a fan of the Steelers since Terry Bradshaw’s rookie year so I’m not just piling on. It’s ridiculous for this current team to think they are any good. Sure, they may be 6-4 but three of their four losses are very bad. They lost to two of the worst teams in the league (Bucs and Jets) and were embarrassed by Cleveland. On top of that, they barely got by the Jaguars. Someone hit it on the head….they play down to their level of competition. I can’t see them making the playoffs. The Jets had been the butt of jokes for most of the year (their only win was against Oakland) but they made the Steelers look like the one-win team today.

  11. Time to sign Rex and Idzik to extensions.

    Its not the officiating pittsburghsteelers, ( what at typical lame yinzer excuse)

    maybe the Steelers really are not that good??

  12. Jets win and mess up their draft position, Bills & Dolphins lose.

    What a great bye week here in New England !

  13. We swim in the tears of Steeler fans, we build boats….many boats! The confluence in PITTSBURGH is from all of your tears………and we march.

  14. Steelers lose to the Jets!!!
    It is now 4:30 pm EST.
    I plan on laughing until at least quarter to eleven.

  15. I love the Steelers fans blaming the refs. I guess going 0/3 in the red zone had nothing to do with the loss. They even failed once when they had first and goal at the 1.

  16. citizenstrange, no surprise, the team plays a bad game and you come out of hiding. They play flawless for 2 weeks and your nowhere to be found. Living in the Indy area I didn’t get to see the game. The first INT wasn’t Ben’s fault but didn’t see the replay on the second. Plus didn’t Brown give the Jets in scoring range twice. Please tell me how this is on Ben.

    Dcap, when was the last time Dalton put up 13 TDs in 3 games? When was the last time Ben had a 2.0 passer rating. Heck Ben has a better playoff record them all if the Bengal franchise.

  17. Hey Rex !!! Is Geno is getting better ? This just Validates that the Jet ” Brain-trust” dosnt know what they are doing….All this while ” Wins” were sitting on the bench while foolish egos were making football decisions. Now you know what we all knew all along. Geno is nothing but a ” Possible” backup…lol

  18. @ ravengunz
    No Ben didn’t throw 6 touchdowns today. He did that last week against the ravens.

  19. nobody is blaming the refs. that’s the Pittsburgh steeler poster. he always says that. steelers had hardly any penalties at all. that’s the last thing to blame. being outcoached and out game planned. that’s at the top of my list for sure!

  20. What a loser comment. The officiating..you are blaming it on the officiating?? Yeah, 3 penalties for 20 yards on the Steelers was so hard. Not to mention a huge missed push off on Bryant and a crucial OPI on the Jets after they got a 3rd and long. Lame fan.

  21. Just when you think that things couldn’t possibly get any worse for the Steelers, you find out that their next game is at 2-7 Tennessee.
    .

  22. Steelers fans are used to this type of mess happening when they play crappy teams. They beat themselves today. Lot of screw ups to go around beginning with 2 uncharacteristic fumbles by Brown, 2 picks by Ben and giving up a terrible 67 yard TD pass. 17-0 is tough for anyone to overcome but they sputtered all day. They are better than this and hopefully it is out of their system. Long way to go.

  23. Citizenstrange is not a Steelers fan. No comments for 2 weeks during their best games in several years, and he is one of the first people to make a criticism today. Bobzilla will be next to bash. Don’t try to fool Steeler fans.

  24. Citizenstrange, what about 12 TD passes in the 2 games you disappeared for? Tell us which team you really root for since it sure isn’t the Steelers. The Bungals? It is OK to hate the Steelers and like another team, but don’t pretend you are a Steeler fan, it’s obvious you are not.

    Steelers will win the division.

  25. dcapettini says:
    Nov 9, 2014 4:15 PM
    Where are all the squealers? Surely the game must have been stolen from their mighty eleven. Doesn’t Roethlisberger look more and more like Andy Dalton evry game? They are probably too busy trolling Raven, Bengal, and Browns posts to have time to comment.

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    Report comment. Funny, you were nowhere to be found last week skippy. The Steelers deserved to lose today, but it wasn’t by 20…cough…cough…Ravens. Typical Raven fan loud in victory hidden after losses….pathetic.

  26. Good game Jets….U came to play and we did not…..the better team won today……and your coach is still funny as hell….gotta love Sexy Rexy:)

  27. Balloon ball Ben back to his regular form! Keep throwing up those balloon balls hoping Bryant will bail you out. Yinzers got knocked off that high horse by the 1-8 Jets. Hilarious!!

  28. Not even worried. Congrats to the jets, the steelers played awful today. It doesn’t mean they will play awful next week. This steeler team can beat any nfl team when their on their game and today they wasn’t.

  29. I forgot that the Super Bowl was played these last two weeks in a row. LOLZ.

    Remember LAST YEAR when Roethlisberger had two decent games in the second half of the season and everyone was so sure that this year the Steeler offense would be an all no huddle all the time high flying high scoring machine … and yet ….. 3 points in 3 quarters in a blow out loss to the Jets. LOLZ.

    Even with the historic highs of the past two weeks Roethlisberger still has more bad games than good.

    I sure hope you didn’t buy your Super Bowl tickets and book your flights based on home wins against the Texans, Colts, and Ravens.

    Tomlin and Roethlisberger played it smart and bought new couches they could sit on and watch from come playoff time.

  30. stoogy says:
    Nov 9, 2014 4:57 PM
    Balloon ball Ben back to his regular form! Keep throwing up those balloon balls hoping Bryant will bail you out. Yinzers got knocked off that high horse by the 1-8 Jets. Hilarious!!

    1 1
    Report comment. Hilarious? Big word for a little troll. 147 passes without a pick by Ben…no too bad…by the way how are the Raiders doing? They are the team you root for when your not hating on your obsession the Steelers….right. Yinzers pride!

  31. bengalguy, the Ravens are in last not the Steelers. The Bengals just got embarrassed by the Brown at home, Steelers lost by 7 on the road. The first iPhone came out in 2007, they have gone 1-1 in the SB since then. Steelers still have a very manageable schedule left, expect another prime time win next week.

  32. bengalguy says:
    Nov 9, 2014 5:02 PM
    Steelers……no playoffs since the 1st iPhone
    Since XP was brand new.
    Since Reebok made jerseys.

    1 1
    Report comment. Where do I start it’s too easy.

    No playoff victories since before the internet.
    No Lombardis.

    Nuff said….

  33. The kid Jarrett did have a very nice game. It was probably time for Pryor took a seat. Hopefully he’s not a wasted draft pick or a guy who got by on and was drafted due to a inflated reputation in college. It’s not like he went to Notre Dame though. The main factory for over rated players coming out of college. The entire defense had a pretty good overall game.

  34. Pittsburgh Steelers says:
    Nov 9, 2014 4:16 PM

    The officiating in this game was unbearable. It’s like this every game for us now. We can’t be expected to beat the refs and our opponents every week. It’s really just a minor bump in the road. Aaand we march.
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    This is the same guy as logical voices and pftpoet. He’s not a Steelers fan.

  35. Bengals – no playoff wins since Bush was in office….. yeah, not that one. GHB.

    go troll another board

  36. Hey yinzers,

    What happened to balloon Ben? Didn’t yinz say he was gonna throw for 6 or more TD’s again? The yets had the worst secondary and gave up more passing TD’s than any other team coming into this week. Superben must of had an off day huh? Don’t be surprised if the titans smack around this 53 man joke next week.

  37. Todd Haley brought the steelers back to earth. They had success throwing down field the last two weeks so he mostly called screens and runs. Tomlin didn’t help. Down 17 with just over 7 minutes, they kick a FG. That’s not trying to win the game. They should have had a sense of urgency beginning late in the 3rd, but they were running the ball like they had a 3 score lead.

  38. The Jets were lucky to have the officials on their side – otherwise they would not have “won.” In the end, Steelers have six rings…..how many do the Jests have? The ravens had their hands full with the titans today. Clearly the Steelers are the class of the division, but we cannot overcome cheating and bias by the officials.

  39. Funny, you were nowhere to be found last week skippy. The Steelers deserved to lose today, but it wasn’t by 20…cough…cough…Ravens. Typical Raven fan loud in victory hidden after losses….pathetic.
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    Well, the Steelers did lose by 20 to the Ravens in week 2.

    And by 21 to the Browns in week 6.

    Oh, and you’re the “1” in Tampa’s 1-8, in the ketchup bottle no less.

    And then today, to the 2-8 Jets.

    Melting down and blaming Raven fans for your anger with that pathetic team is, well, pathetic. And typical.

  40. steelerfan1 says:
    Nov 9, 2014 5:48 PM

    The Jets were lucky to have the officials on their side – otherwise they would not have “won.” In the end, Steelers have six rings…..how many do the Jests have? The ravens had their hands full with the titans today. Clearly the Steelers are the class of the division, but we cannot overcome cheating and bias by the officials.
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    If you’re going to bring the officials into this, at the very least, then let’s call it 5 rings, after the Super Bowl travesty against the Seahawks years ago.

    Nobody whines about the referees more than Steeler fans. When the Steelers lose, it’s everybody else’s fault.

  41. The New York Jets are GOD’s team. God has no salvation for those in a city full of filth, dirt, swindlers and shake-downs. God has no salvation, especially, for bandwagons who root for a team in a city other than their own. These people are spineless snakes, traitors and a Judas to a new generation.

    #LaughAtTheJetsNow
    #CryBecauseOfThemLater
    #YouPeasantsHaveBeenWarned

  42. dimi1919 says:

    Hey joemammy how long have you been waiting to say that?
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    Ever since the CLEVELAND BROWNS spanked the steelers in game 6. Any other questions?

  43. Looks like the Bengals aren’t the only team that can lay an egg.

    All that mocking on Thursday and Friday sounds empty now. The Bucs and the Jets really appreciate the two of their three combined wins.

  44. I’m sorry florio. I made fun of you for saying the jets could win. I’m man enough to admit I was way wrong.
    Enough of the crap that tomlin can’t coach, the man has won the Super Bowl. He can coach. You just gotta watch out for the trap game. The jets took my pats to the limit a few weeks ago, they are bad but they aren’t the 0-16 lions. Rex will be gone next year and they can really start rebuilding. The pats seem to be the only team immune to parity.

  45. Good grief this team has no ability to get up for these bottom feeders. Firmly in Tomlin’s lap. You can see it coming at the beginning of every one of these games. Slow start. A couple of tough breaks and no recovery. Ugh!!

    GO STEELERS!

  46. Looks like the Bengals aren’t the only team that can lay an egg.

    All that mocking on Thursday and Friday sounds empty now. The Bucs and the Jets really appreciate the two of their three combined wins.

    No it actually sounds great and realistic. The Bungals wilt under the bright lights in regular season and the playoffs. Haven’t won a meaningful game since Bush #1 was in office. What’s empty is a Bungal fan chirping about another teams bad day….you have had twenty years of bad days.

  47. I love the fact that all the haters are bashing the Steelers! The jests won today due to bias by the officials, and the fact that the Steelers let them win! After totally dominating the lowly ratbirds, they took a week off! This game makes no difference in the standings, so why risk injuries? So much jealousy!

  48. steelerfan1 says:
    Nov 9, 2014 6:42 PM

    I love the fact that all the haters are bashing the Steelers! The jests won today due to bias by the officials, and the fact that the Steelers let them win! After totally dominating the lowly ratbirds, they took a week off! This game makes no difference in the standings, so why risk injuries? So much jealousy!
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    I don’t think it’s about jealousy. The responses here are more of a response to the way Steelers’ fans act, and not the team itself. Steelers fans whine when they lose, and blame the refs or find some other excuse. When the Steelers win, the fans are ungracious and obnoxious, about as sore of winners you’ll find. So when the Steelers lose, the blowback is that much harder. You reap what you sow. It has nothing to do with the Steelers, just with their fans being entitled jerks.

  49. frank booth says:

    Your jealousy is well noted! Just look at the stats for the game – Steelers completely dominated in almost every aspect of the game. In a fair contest, they would have won easily. It hurts so bad that Steelers are on their way to their 7th championship, doesn’t it? LOL

  50. I’m not jealous. I just find Steelers fans such as yourself thin-skinned and amusing. And whiny, as in “In a fair contest, they would have won easily”. It doesn’t hurt me if they win another championship, but I can certainly tell that it would hurt you if they didn’t. Hell, you can’t even accept a regular season loss without it driving you batty, causing you to whine about officiating, and calling everybody else “haters” and accusing others of jealousy. Because, if you’re a Steelers fan, it’s everybody else’s fault. Your comments reveal a lot about yourself- and that’s what makes you and your cohorts so amusing.

  51. Patriots and Denver are on a collision course toward the AFCCG. It’s just a matter of who gets homefield and the collateral damage along the way. All you fans of the 2nd tier have is hope the young players develop for the future. That’s just the way it’s gonna play out. You all know it’s true. Pats are gonna blow out the Colts next wk too. Watch out.

  52. While the Steelers are presumably heading for a better record than last season it’s still far from saying their playoff aspirations are going to be realized. If they are to have any chance of making the playoffs they need to win the games they should be winning. These ‘roller-coster’ type of results point to a Steeler team that is still trying develop into a capable and consistant winner.

  53. I’m not jealous. I just find Steelers fans such as yourself thin-skinned and amusing. And whiny, as in “In a fair contest, they would have won easily”. It doesn’t hurt me if they win another championship, but I can certainly tell that it would hurt you if they didn’t. Hell, you can’t even accept a regular season loss without it driving you batty, causing you to whine about officiating, and calling everybody else “haters” and accusing others of jealousy. Because, if you’re a Steelers fan, it’s everybody else’s fault. Your comments reveal a lot about yourself- and that’s what makes you and your cohorts so amusing.

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    Thanks for the analysis Sigmund Freud. Your comments reveal a lot about your judge mental self….and your detached arrogance is amusing and phony. You have no dog in the fight so just stow it Alice.

  54. steelerfan1 says:
    Nov 9, 2014 6:42 PM

    I love the fact that all the haters are bashing the Steelers! The jests won today due to bias by the officials, and the fact that the Steelers let them win! After totally dominating the lowly ratbirds, they took a week off! This game makes no difference in the standings, so why risk injuries? So much jealousy!

    you really think the steelers let them win…..give credit where credit is due….jets outplayed and dominated the steelers in every facet of the game

  55. Nofoolnodrool says:
    Nov 9, 2014 7:53 PM

    I’m not jealous. I just find Steelers fans such as yourself thin-skinned and amusing. And whiny, as in “In a fair contest, they would have won easily”. It doesn’t hurt me if they win another championship, but I can certainly tell that it would hurt you if they didn’t. Hell, you can’t even accept a regular season loss without it driving you batty, causing you to whine about officiating, and calling everybody else “haters” and accusing others of jealousy. Because, if you’re a Steelers fan, it’s everybody else’s fault. Your comments reveal a lot about yourself- and that’s what makes you and your cohorts so amusing.

    Thanks for the analysis Sigmund Freud. Your comments reveal a lot about your judge mental self….and your detached arrogance is amusing and phony. You have no dog in the fight so just stow it Alice.
    ==================================
    No problem. I’m not Sigmund Freud, he’s been dead for years. And nor is my name Alice. And it’s really not analysis, just casual observation.

    Please don’t let me get in the way of your whining and blaming the refs. Now go back to your malaise.

  56. They win one frickin’ game and immediately Fat Rex has to start in with the “anyone who underestimates this team does so at their own peril” crap. He can’t control himself and has no off switch on his huuuuge pie hole. You won. Great. You’re 2 and 8. Stop with the asinine bluster and go watch film and get ready for next week.

  57. Why does everyone care so much about the Steelers to troll these posts? Sign of flattery if you ask me.

    Bottom line is it all depends on match ups to see who wins the SB.

    Steelers>Ravens
    Patriots>Broncos
    Patriots>Steelers
    Ravens>Patriots
    Broncos>Steelers
    Steelers>Colts
    Colts>Ravens

    Just need the matchup a to line up properly and the Steelers could be back in the SB.

    Everyone should just R E L A X.

  58. keltictim, the Pats were a losing franchise till Brady, will hit hard times when he is done. They play in a division were everyone else is terrible. Looks like the Phins and Bills are on the rise so watch out.

  59. thegenoatkinsdiet, it’s not empty, the Steelers defense put up 9 points against the Colts, remind me how many points the Bengals team put up? They did manage to put away the Ravens and Jags but then got blown out at home in prime time against the Browns. Steelers beat the Texans, routed the Colts and Ravens before losing by 7 on the road. Jets record has nothing to do with it, they put up good close games and should have more wins.

  60. Well, that was monstrously embarrassing but to be expected since our Steelers can’t seem to beat anyone with a losing record–especially after playing great football against great opponents.

    Congrats to the Jets on a well-deserved win!

  61. “No it actually sounds great and realistic. The Bungals wilt under the bright lights in regular season and the playoffs. Haven’t won a meaningful game since Bush #1 was in office. What’s empty is a Bungal fan chirping about another teams bad day….you have had twenty years of bad days.”

    I’m only giving back what StillerBoys serve up to every other team every week. I guess some of you just can’t take getting it served back. Weak.

  62. the Pats play in a division were everyone else is terrible. Looks like the Phins and Bills are on the rise so watch out.
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    A post that only a steeler fan could understand.

  63. steelerswillbefine,
    Your spin wouldn’t sound so desperate if you didn’t conveniently ignore the fact that your boys would have more wins if they didn’t play down to their weak competition. Not a hallmark of a mentally tough team. I can admit that the Bengals have played some turd games. Enjoy polishing yours.

  64. Well, it’s quarter to eleven and I’m still laughing.
    I hope I stop soon.
    I have to get some sleep.

  65. Even with this loss, the Steelers are clearly the best team in the afcn. It’s not even close.

    Great. Like being the thinnest person on the fat farm. Congrats. Winner of the AFCN may be the only team from that division going to the playoffs. By default. Then, one and out.

  66. The Jets got pressure up the middle today. That was key. They also shut down the Steelers run game, if anyone is to blame it’s Pitts O-line. Jets also won the turnover battle. The offense still alittle shaky, 20 points. Folk’s rare miss today. Loved the safety getting slammed for BUSH league play, didn’t even get close to the ball! Wish it was Head and Shoulders Fragile Boy.

  67. SOme one posted “no Vick hate?”…

    I still hate him, however he’s our QB so congrats to the rest of the team especially defense who played well. Vick although no INTs still put up bad numbers, can’t wait until he’s gone. We’re at this level (losing) this year because hiring him (not firing Tim Tebow) is/was BAD KARMA!

  68. thegenoatkinsdiet, yea they should have 2 more wins but failed to put away the bad teams. All we heard from Bungle fans is how they were the best team and will own the North. Despite having 5 wins and in second place they have by far played the worst in the division. Dalton is horrid in prime time and other than last place Ravens everyone else they beat or tied has a losing record.

  69. Did the entire Steelers team play bad yesterday or did a couple of players cost them the game?

    NFL games are won with big plays, turnovers and points off of turnovers. Additionally, games are typically won with star players earning their money. Knowing what we know about how NFL games are won, did the Steelers star players do what they needed to do yesterday to win that game?

    Ben put up huge numbers again, but is doesn’t matter if you throw INTs and some of them resulted in points for the other team. Antonio Brown had two lost fumbles yesterday. I’d say those are the Steelers two star players….yes? Did they do what they needed to do to win the game?

    I have some issues with Tomlin, but to blame him is just stupid. Roethlisberger and Brown have been around too long to make the kind of mistakes they made yesterday. The extent of their coaching involves telling them the game plan and then them executing. If Roethlisberger and Brown turned in that performance yesterday against the Patriots, they would have lost by 30. The Steelers defense should be given some credit for only giving up 20 points. Steelers fans have trouble placing blame where it belongs. The blame for the game yesterday belongs on Roethlisberger and Brown.

  70. @steelersfanfromtheseventies

    As a bengals fan, I completely agree about my people running their mouth after the bengals just got killed on Thursday night. As much as I’d love to see Cincinnati on top, I think Cleveland is a good story right now.
    I’m like you…. Some days you win-some days you lose. The idiots on these message boards give normal fans a bad image.

  71. That stunk, even if it was a bit predictable.

    I think this is another situation where the CBA is changing the game (along with more injuries and less quality in blocking and tackling). I think more than anything, this team needs to be driven to the wall in practices this week. The coaches need to run these guys into the ground. THE TEAM CANNOT COME OUT OF A GAME LIKE THAT AND HAVE NO CONSEQUENCES. They need to have their noses rubbed into it.

    But the CBA is a top down scheme that limits what the coaches can do. Soon the players will see the consequence …

  72. This team can’t handle prosperity….so incredibly painful, yet predictable with this bunch. Gotta hope they learn from it, get a win this week and head into the bye on a good note. They can’t afford to lose any more, especially in the AFC….

  73. southcarolinamike, Bens’s red zone INT was not really on him just a fluke deflection in the air, didn’t see the replay on his second. More blame goes to Brown, one fumble put the Jets into the red zone correct? The other was right around field goal range. The defense deserves some blame but most goes to Brown.

  74. steelerswillbefine,
    Please don’t gloss over Ben’s INTs too much. One may be OK, but to pretend the second didn’t happen is the type of thing Steelers fans need to avoid when discussing Ben. I’m a huge Ben fan, but the INT you didn’t see was one that would have put them in the red zone and was extremely poorly thrown. He also had some poorly thrown deep balls.

    The purpose of my note is not to bash the Steelers, just to point out they didn’t do the things yesterday necessary to win an NFL game. The knee jerk thing to do is blame Tomlin, but guys who should know better and get paid a lot of money to know better screw up, they need to be called out.

    The Steelers are on their way to a 10 win season. My concern is it may take 11 wins this year to make the playoffs and they are going to look back on this game with a lot of regret at the end of the season along with the Bucs loss.

  75. These letdowns are painful to fathom.
    Ben played sloppy, some of the passes looked wobbly.
    The coaching staff better stop going Jekyll&Hyde if they want a playoff berth.

  76. Even with this loss, the Steelers are clearly the best team in the afcn. It’s not even close.
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    At least you still have your sense of humor.

  77. Steelers fans whine when we lose when it’s against teams that we should’ve beaten, duh! You would too, but your expectations for your team are so low that it doesn’t matter. Your team isn’t built on the toughness and honesty of the working man. Your team doesn’t have a longstanding tradition of good defense and playoff appearances. You’re only a fan of your team because you’re from the area. We’re Steelers fans because we know the organization stands for a greater purpose.

    I wouldn’t have been bothered if we lost to the Colts, but we shouldn’t be losing to teams under 0.500, and we shouldn’t come out in ANY game playing so lackluster. Jet didn’t win; the Steelers lost. End rant.

  78. harperdeclan says:
    Nov 11, 2014 4:42 PM

    “Your team isn’t built on the toughness and honesty of the working man. Your team doesn’t have a longstanding tradition of good defense and playoff appearances. You’re only a fan of your team because you’re from the area. We’re Steelers fans because we know the organization stands for a greater purpose.”
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    This is one of the most ridiculous statements I’ve ever seen and speaks to the arrogance of Steelers fans. Chicago, New York, Green Bay, among so many others are all cities from the early NFL that were built upon “hard-working” men. For instance, do you think the Packers organization in Green Bay, where there aren’t and haven’t been any professional teams, stands for any less greater purpose than the Steelers?

    And if you want to talk history, all of those above mentioned teams were a part of the NFL before the Steelers. Those teams were winning championships for the 40 year period between the early 1930’s and 1970’s when the Steelers had a long standing tradition of losing. Those teams have deeper and longer histories than the Steelers. NFL pioneers like George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Jim Thorpe and so many others before the Steelers were even formed.

    Get over yourself.

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