Steelers Week 2 Redemption
It was unfortunate that the Steelers were eliminated from the playoffs last year due to the ridiculous TD the first few minutes of overtime and to start this season off by being defeated by the Broncos yet again, left a bitter taste for Steelers fans.
However, Haley did not let this negative energy deter his offense from taking control of the gridiron for a total of 36:36 against the New York Jets.
Going into the Week 2 game at Heinz field, Rex Ryan’s Jets were feeling pretty optimistic and strong coming from their 48-28 point domination over the Bills. However, all that glitters is not gold because Sanchez was only able to throw for 138 yards with 10 out of 27 completed passes. His gorgeous new muse, Eva Longoria apparently didn’t give him enough inspiration this week.
Pittsburgh was able to come through strong even without star defenders, Polamalu and Hard-Hitting Harrison. This was definitely a great opportunity for some rookie defensive players to shine. Woodley and Hayward each had a sack on Sanchez. The Steelers defense performed well and it was great to have safety Ryan Clark make his season debut. During an interview with Clark he said ” I am looking forward to the New York Jets in the week 2 because I want to be able to play!” It was quite evident that Clark was happy and ready to be on the field. He was the leading defensive player with 7 tackles and 1 assist. Larry Foote followed with 5 tackles and 2 assists.
The beginning of the game was in the Jets favor but the Steelers took the lead at the half as Miller scored a 1 yard touchdown and Suisham had severa solid kicks which contributed to the score.
Oh my third quarter blooper!
Note to Kerley: Never take your eyes off the ball!!! It leads to the possibility of getting bopped in the head. This careless play led to the Jets fumble as Mundy recovered and gave Pittsburgh excellent field placement.
Ben took a chance in the 3rd quarter and “put his faith in his guys” with his risky 37 yard throw to Wallace. Ben knew that Wallace wasn’t open as he ran down the field neck and neck with Kerley. Wallace was able to exhibit his amazing talent by keeping both feet in the end zone to score that athletic Touchdown.
Redman had a pretty fancy spin move as he gracefully ricocheted into the end zone which brought the score to 26-10 in the fourth quarter. To sum things up, Ben was able to complete 24 of 31 passes and lead his team to a 27-10 victory. As the season continues, Ben will be another step closer to surpassing the 27,898 career passing yard record of Terry Bradshaw.
Next week the Steelers (1-1) take on the Raiders (0-2) and it won’t be decided until closer to Sunday whether or not Tomlin has Polamalu and Harrison play. Either way it is safe to say that the odds are in the Steelers favor week 3.