Coming off a devastating loss, in primetime no less, to a rejuvenated Denver Broncos team, the Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to bounce back to their winning ways this week. While they are playing a New York Jets team that looked unbeatable against the Buffalo Bills, Ben Roethlisberger and a strong Steelers defense should be able to defeat them in a close game. The NFL odds, however, are not in the Steelers favor this week.
One thing that has been evidently clear about Ben Roethlisberger for his entire stint as the Steelers quarterback is the fact that he can bounce back very quickly from a loss. He is an elite quarterback who has been able to claim two Super Bowl for the black and yellow. So, while the Jets may form a tough challenge to him this coming Sunday, he should be able to squeak out a victory for his team. A lot of this rests on the hands of receiving duo Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown, however They need to consistently stay open and make the night easier for Big Ben against a thoroughly intimidating Jets defense.
Speaking of defenses, the Steelers legendary D needs to pull their weight, as well. They looked atrocious against Peyton Manning this past week and cannot let that happen this Sunday. Luckily for them, the Jets offense does not have Manning at the helm. Instead, they have two of the most overrated quarterbacks in NFL history in Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow. These two may have had a great game against the Bills, but the Steelers defense is a completely different beast.
While the Steelers should be able to pull out a win, don’t look for them to make the six extra points they need to cover this weekend. While the Jets are not as good as some are making them out to be, they certainly will make the game close and interesting, making the Steelers work for their win.