The Pittsburgh Steelers headed to MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon to face the New York Jets, as they were in search of their first win of the regular season. Early on in the game, it didn’t look like the Steelers had it in them to turn things around thanks to two consecutive punts, but they were finally able to get things going in the second half and work towards their first win of the year.
The Jets were unable to get anything rolling in the second half thanks to two interceptions by Geno Smith slowing down any momentum they would gain.
It was the first two turnovers of the year that were forced by the Steelers defense, which was able to neutralize any form of threatening attack from the Jets.
Entering the game, the Jets were riding the high of their Monday Night Football win over the Atlanta Falcons, but the excitement was short-lived thanks to their stinker of a performance against the Steelers.
When the final whistle was blown, the Steelers were able to hang on to the 19-6 win.
Ben Roethlisberger finished as the game’s leading passer with 264 yards that included a 55-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders, while Geno showed off the rookie struggles with no touchdowns and two interceptions.
It was exactly what Steelers fans were hoping they would see from their team this week.