N.Y. Jets 22, Pittsburgh 17

Sunday, December 19, 2010 4:15 PM
WHEN: 4:15 PM EST, Sunday, December 19, 2010
WHERE: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TEMPERATURE: 25°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Peter Morelli
ATTENDANCE: 62568

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
N.Y. Jets 7 3 7 5 22
Pittsburgh 0 10 7 0 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
N.Y. Jets 10-4 4-3 6-1 W1
Pittsburgh 10-4 4-3 6-1 L1

Recap

Nick Folk kicked a go-ahead field goal, Jason Taylor made a key tackle for a safety and the New York Jets ended a two-game losing streak with a 22-17 road win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Brad Smith returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for New York (10-4), which ended a streak of 12 consecutive quarters without an offensive touchdown and picked up its first-ever win in Pittsburgh (10-4).

Ben Roethlisberger nearly drove the Steelers 92 yards for the win. He guided Pittsburgh, which was out of timeouts, to the Jets' 10-yard line but his final pass into the end zone hit off the hands of backup tight end Matt Spaeth.

The key play of the game came when the Steelers were backed up at their own 3-yard line with 2:45 left. On a draw play, Taylor burst through the line and dropped Mewelde Moore for a safety to make it 22-17.

That was crucial because it forced the Steelers to go for the touchdown instead of a game-tying field goal.

Pittsburgh, which was without star safety Troy Polamalu, had its four-game winning streak snapped and missed a chance to clinch a playoff berth.

Instead, the Steelers fell into a tie for the AFC North lead with Baltimore (10-4).

Top Game Performances

Rushing
N.Y. Jets   Pittsburgh
LaDainian Tomlinson Player Rashard Mendenhall
11 Attempts 17
49 Yards 99
4.4 Avg Yards 5.8
0 Touchdowns 1
11 Long 21
Receiving
N.Y. Jets   Pittsburgh
Braylon Edwards Player Mike Wallace
8 Receptions 7
100 Yards 102
12.5 Avg Yards 14.6
0 Touchdowns 0
38 Long 23

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
N.Y. Jets 276 106 170 2 2 0 3.0 2
Pittsburgh 377 146 231 2 1 0 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Carolina . The Steelers have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • N.Y. Jets will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Jets have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .714 after a loss.
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