When the 2016 NFL schedule came out, a lot of people pointed in this Week 5 matchup between the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers as one that could help decide who makes the playoffs. The Jets come in however at just 1-3 while the Steelers sit at 3-1 and riding high. Is this the way where New York changes their fortunes or is Big Ben and Pittsburgh going to just throw the ball all day and win big against a struggling team? Here is a look at the matchup.
The Jets lost 27-17 last week to the Seattle Seahawks at home. Ryan Fitzpatrick has thrown for 1,012 yards and four touchdowns on the season but also have ten interceptions which can’t continue. Quincy Enunwa has 23 catches for 243 yards to lead the team to go with his one touchdown catch. Matt Forte is proving that he isn’t done yet with 288 rushing yards and three scores on the ground. If there is one group of players who need a huge week though, it is the Jets defense. Pittsburgh pounded away in their win in Week 4 against Kansas City at home and now the Jets need to make a statement in this one.
The Steelers pounded the Kansas City Chiefs 43-14 on Sunday night. Ben Roethlisberger has passed for 1,116 yards, 11 touchdowns and just four interceptions so far. Antonio Brown has 28 catches for 369 yards and four touchdowns of his own while Le’Veon Bell returned last week and rushed for 144 yards while adding five catches. This is a high-powered Steelers offense that will be very hard to slow down when they are on all cylinders. The defense will be looking to patrol the air space with Fitzpatrick’s tendency to throw interceptions. This may turn into a blowout early on.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Jets Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 P.M. ET
Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
TV Channel: CBS
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