The Steelers defense finally forced a turnover; in fact, they forced two. The Steelers offense, also for the first time time this season, did not turn the football over once.
Ben Roethlisberger played very well. Roethlisberger completed 23 of his 30 passing attempts, and he threw for 264 yards and 1 touchdown.
Dick LeBeau outsmarted another rookie quarterback. Geno Smith went 18-34 and threw 2 picks. The coverage was fantastic for Pittsburgh, and they got good pressure on many of plays.
Nick Folk made a field goal from 25 yards to put the Jets up 3-0 with 3:25 left in the first quarter.
Shaun Suisham made a 46-yard field goal to tie the game 3-3 with 12:07 left to go in the first half.
The Steelers capped a 67-yard drive with a Shaun Suisham field goal of 33 yards, putting Pittsburgh up by 3 with 5:28 left in the second quarter. The Steelers could have had a touchdown if Antonio Brown would have caught a back-shoulder pass on the prior play.
Suisham made a 48-yard field goal with 49 seconds to go in the first half, putting the Steelers up 9-3.
The Jets struck back with a field goal of their own. Nick Folk made a 39-yard field goal with two seconds left in the first half; that cut the Steelers’ lead to 3.
Emmanuel Sanders caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to put the Steelers up 16-6, on their first drive of the second half.
The Steelers finally recorded their first takeaway of the season. Ryan Clark picked off a pass from Geno Smith inside the Steelers’ 10-yard line on the Jets’ second drive of the second half.
Roethlisberger scrambled for 10 yards on a third down to set the Steelers up inside the Jets’ 5 yard-line early in the final quarter. A few plays later, Shaun Suisham connected on a 32-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter; that put the Steelers up 19-6.
Jarvis Jones hit Geno Smith as he threw, and Lawrence Timmons intercepted the pass deep in Steelers territory, with under four minutes left in the game.