Sunday, November 9, 2014

Jets' big turnover day spells big win over Steelers


The New York Jets have failed miserably in the turnover department all season, and with that, failed miserably in the win column.

Sunday, that trend came to a halt.

Gang Green snagged four takeaways and turned the ball over a whopping zero times in a 20-13 victory over the red-hot Pittsburgh Steelers.

New York, which entered the game with three takeaways through nine games, intercepted Ben Roethlisberger twice in crucial situations, forced and recovered a fumble and on defense and did the same in punt coverage en route to the upset win.

The Jets started the game with a long game-opening drive that ended in a field goal, and Michael Vick hit T.J. Graham on a 67-yard bomb after a Steelers three-and-out to build a 10-0 lead.

Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson forced a fumble on the next drive, which was recovered by Jaiquawn Jarrett and converted to a 17-10 lead via a Vick pass to tight end Jace Amaro.

Jarrett later made both of the Jets' interceptions in timely fashion.

The Jets' defense held up extremely well against a passing offense that had scored 12 touchdowns through the air over the prior two games. The only real blip was an 80-yard touchdown strike from Roethlisberger to Martavis Bryant late in the fourth quarter to bring it within a touchdown, though an Eric Decker onside kick recovery sealed the deal for the Jets.

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