Late Breece Hall TD lifts Jets over Kenny Pickett, Steelers

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The Jets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Browns for their first win of the 2022 season and they came up with some more late game magic to beat the Steelers for their second.

Kenny Pickett‘s second rushing touchdown of his regular season debut put the Steelers up 20-10 early in the fourth quarter, but Zach Wilson led a 91-yard drive for one touchdown and defensive back Michael Carter picked off Pickett to get the Jets the ball with 3:34 left to play.

Wilson hit Tyler Conklin, Michael Carter II, and Corey Davis for first downs and a penalty on the Steelers gave the Jets one more inside the 10-yard-line. Two Breece Hall runs covered the final nine yards with the touchdown coming after a review showed he broke the plane of the goal line from a couple of yards out. The extra point put the Jets up 24-20 and they held on to win when Pickett’s Hail Mary was picked off by Lamarcus Joyner in the end zone.

It was the third interception of the day for Pickett as he also had his first NFL pass attempt picked off by safety Jordan Whitehead. He was inserted into the game for the first Steelers possession of the third quarter after Mitch Trubisky went 7-of-13 for 84 yards and an interception in the first half.

Pickett was 10-of-10 for 120 yards outside of the interceptions and he definitely provided a spark to the proceedings when he entered the game, so there’s little reason to think this won’t be a permanent change under center in Pittsburgh.

Wilson was 18-of-36 for 252 yards and two interceptions in his first start of the year. He also caught a touchdown from wide receiver Braxton Berrios in the second quarter of the game. He was only sacked once, but was pressured often and showed a knack for keeping plays alive long enough to give the Jets a chance at positive yardage. That wasn’t something Joe Flacco could do and it may remain a necessity as right tackle Max Mitchell joined a long list of injured blockers for the AFC East club.

The Jets will host the Dolphins next week in their first divisional game of the year. The Steelers will be in Buffalo for what figures to be Pickett’s first NFL start.

23 responses to “Late Breece Hall TD lifts Jets over Kenny Pickett, Steelers

  1. If my Pats lose today they will be all alone in last place. This is what it’s come to since Tom left

  2. The defense wilted late AGAIN. Tomlin needs to be accountable for waiting so long to play Pickett who gave them a spark.

  3. Pickett = 10/13 and 3 interceptions. Steelers fans = He’s amazing! He didn’t throw a single incompletion. Break out the Terrible Towels.

  4. The Dark Days are here for both the Steelers and Pats. All is well in the universe.

  5. It is a miracle that (according to all the media experts) future Hall of Fame coach Mike Tomlin is not 0-4. That is just how good he is.

  6. Gotta give credit where credit is due. Some big time plays by Zach Wilson to end that game. Looked very composed.

    He’s gotta scrap those dumb INTs but because of his mobility he managed to take only 1 sack today despite awful O-Line play in front of him.

  7. footballer23 says:
    October 2, 2022 at 4:29 pm
    Unreal. This game was STOLEN from us.

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    Just like Trump claiming the election was stolen. Pittsburgh got beat and the Jets last TD was so clearly good that it took the review all of five seconds to call it a TD and you didn’t see anyone on the Steelers trying to claim different.

    Stolen? Oh really?

  8. Scott Timmins says:
    October 2, 2022 at 4:33 pm
    The Dark Days are here for both the Steelers and Pats. All is well in the universe.
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    Ain’t it grand!

  9. That was a great win from the sorry Jets. And the Steelers are really a bad team everything is right again in the universe. Pickett stinks too give him a little time I guess?

  10. “footballer23 says:
    October 2, 2022 at 4:29 pm
    Unreal. This game was STOLEN from us.”

    Yeah, just like the 2020 election was “stolen”!!! LOL! Just priceless!

  11. Im Always Right says:
    October 2, 2022 at 4:46 pm
    That was a great win from the sorry Jets. And the Steelers are really a bad team everything is right again in the universe. Pickett stinks too give him a little time I guess?
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    A great win from a sorry team? Just a wee bit passive-aggressive there.

    Keep calling them sorry. I’m sure they and Jets’ fans enjoy the laugh. Thank you!

    And yes, Pickett needs some time. Anyone writing him off after this isn’t much of a Steelers fan.

    PeytonManning lost his first game by two scores. Brady was 13-for-23 with only 168 yards and was sacked once. Write them off too?

  12. footballer23 says:
    October 2, 2022 at 4:29 pm
    Unreal. This game was STOLEN from us.
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    Squealers fans gonna Squeal

  13. Don’t worry Steelers fans you aren’t going to be looking for a new coach, because your owners would rather make a social statement

  14. I’m sure Jets will win the Super Bowl. They r still a 6 or 7 win non-playoff team. And how long will Saleh last, really?

  15. SenorUgati says:

    Just like Trump claiming the election was stolen.
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    I know, terrible, but funny how quiet you all were when Hillary claimed the election was stolen from her a few years ago.

  16. I’ve been waiting for the Beantown Troll to show. He claimed the Jets were supposed to be 0 – 8 and the Pats were supposed to be 4 – 0!! Now it looks like the Patriots will be in last place after 4 games of the season looking up at the Jets. The rest of the season can go whichever it will, I don’t care because today’s standings are way too awesome. How sweet it is!

  17. As a Steeler fan, permit me to say that this is a very bad team. Allow me to note, though, that Steelers’ receivers had both hands on three of the interceptions and tipped them all to the Jets. And Johnson could have gotten a toe in bounds on what would have been a TD. No quarterback looks good with receivers like that.

  18. NFL has become “how healthy a team is when you play them.” If Watt played, even if the JETS had all their Tackles healthy, Pitt most likely wins this game. Pickett should probably sit and learn. It kind of worked for that Mahomes guy.

  19. Pick 1: 100% not 8’s fault, mApLeTrOn sucks.
    Pick 2: 50/50. Friermuth usually catches that. He had both hands on it, but it was high.
    Pick 3: 48-yd hail Mary shot to a heavily populated end zone, after a 27-yd hookup with Pickens on the previous play to even get a shot.

    Not sure how anyone’s down on this guy. Other than those three plays, he was 10/10, 120-yds and two rushing TDs. Behind THAT O-line, I’m more than happy.

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