Can the New York Jets’ offense keep the pedal to the metal?
They’re going to need the rejuvenated offense to keep doing what they did last week if they hope to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.
We all know the Steelers have a vicious defense and it’ll be tough to run the ball on them, so it’s gonna be in the hands of Mark Sanchez. The quarterback showed last week he’s capable of putting points on the board, but now he has to prove he can do it on a consistent basis.
Right now it’s unclear whether the defense will have it’s best player. Darrelle Revis says he’s ready to play, but still needs to be cleared by doctors. That would be a huge blow if he can’t play. Ben Roethlisberger and his receivers are still adjusting to Todd Haley’s new offense, but the big guy looked like his old self last week against the Denver Broncos.
Big Ben has a number of weapons at his disposal, Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown, and Emmanuel Sanders, which is why it’s crucial that Revis is on the field. If he’s unable to play though Antonio Cromartie and Kyle Wilson will have to step up big time and judging by their outing last week they’re up for the challenge.
Over the years the Jets haven’t had great success against the Steelers. The last time these teams played was in the AFC Championship two seasons ago and we know how that turned out. But 2012 is a new season and if the Jets’ offense can continue to keep up their end of the bargain there’s no reason they can’t take care of business at Heinz Field.
Final Score: Jets 27 Steelers 20
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Written by Matt Brody