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NFL Game Summary - Pittsburgh at NY Jets



(Sunday, October 13th)

Final Score: Pittsburgh 19, NY Jets 6

East Rutherford, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Off to their worst start in 45 years, the Pittsburgh Steelers finally broke into the win column thanks in part to a pair of interceptions that thwarted potential touchdowns.

Shaun Suisham kicked four field goals and Ben Roethlisberger connected with Emmanuel Sanders on a long touchdown pass, as the Steelers beat the Jets, 19-6, at MetLife Stadium.

Roethlisberger completed 23-of-30 passes for 264 yards for the Steelers (1-4), who were coming off their bye week and lost their first four games since 1968. They still have a ways to go to turn around their season, but on Sunday Mike Tomlin's squad used a strong ball-control offense to come away with a win. Antonio Brown caught nine passes for 86 yards for Pittsburgh, which held the ball for nearly 36 minutes.

"Hopefully this is a springboard of things to come," Tomlin said of the team's first win. "That's going to be our intentions as we go back and look at this."

Only the 1992 San Diego Chargers have begun a season 0-4 and still made the playoffs.

Geno Smith was picked off twice in the red zone and finished 19-of-34 for 201 yards. Nick Folk kicked a pair of field goals for the Jets (3-3), who will host AFC East rival New England next Sunday.

New York totaled 267 yards on offense.

"I think sometimes you have to credit that defense over there," Jets head coach Rex Ryan remarked. "Obviously they did a better job of executing than we did."

Folk kicked a 25-yard field goal with 3:25 left in the opening quarter after the drive stalled at the Pittsburgh 2. On 3rd-and-1, the Steelers bottled up Bilal Powell for no gain, leading to Folk's kick.

Suisham's 46-yard kick early in the second tied the score on a march Roethlisberger kept alive with a 16-yard connection to Brown on 3rd-and-15.

A 33-yard boot by Suisham with 5:25 left until halftime boosted the Steelers to a 6-3 edge. The kick came after Brown dropped a potential catch in the front right corner of the end zone.

It became a six-point lead when Suisham kicked a 48-yard field goal in the final minute, but Smith engineered the Jets 51 yards down the field prior to the half. His right sideline pass to Stephen Hill, which resulted in a 20-yard gain came prior to Folk's 39-yard field goal with two seconds remaining. Hill was sent hard to the ground by safety Troy Polamalu, who delivered a helmet hit to the upper body.

The Steelers widened their lead to 16-6 only 2 1/2 minutes into the third quarter when Roethlisberger found a wide open Sanders, who beat Antonio Cromartie in coverage for a 55-yard score. Sanders displayed a celebratory flip as he crossed the goal line.

Pittsburgh then denied Smith on a try for the end zone when Ryan Clark came up with an interception at the 1.

The Jets managed to keep the Steelers within two touchdowns when Suisham settled for a 32-yard field goal less than three minutes into the fourth. That capped a 12-play, 65-yard drive, which was aided by a 25-yard pass interference on Cromartie.

New York failed to move the ball past midfield in the final quarter until there was under four minutes left. Smith, under pressure from linebacker Jarvis Jones, made an ill-advised pass over the middle into the arms of linebacker Lawrence Timmons at the 3 with 2:59 left.

The Steelers ran out most of the remaining time.

Game Notes

The Steelers host Baltimore next Sunday ... Pittsburgh came into the game not having forced a turnover all season ... The Steelers lead the all-time series, 17-4, against the Jets. This was Pittsburgh's first road victory against the Jets since the 2000 regular season ... The Steelers recorded their 600th win in franchise history, including the postseason. They are just the fourth team in NFL history to accomplish the feat and first in the AFC.

10/13 19:36:19 ET

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 2013 American Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-New England 12 4 0 .750 444 338 8-0 4-4 4-2 9-3
NY Jets 8 8 0 .500 290 387 6-2 2-6 3-3 5-7
Miami 8 8 0 .500 317 335 4-4 4-4 2-4 7-5
Buffalo 6 10 0 .375 339 388 4-4 2-6 3-3 5-7
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Cincinnati 11 5 0 .688 430 305 8-0 3-5 3-3 8-4
Pittsburgh 8 8 0 .500 379 370 5-3 3-5 4-2 6-6
Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 320 352 6-2 2-6 3-3 6-6
Cleveland 4 12 0 .250 308 406 3-5 1-7 2-4 3-9
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Indianapolis 11 5 0 .688 391 336 6-2 5-3 6-0 9-3
Tennessee 7 9 0 .438 362 381 3-5 4-4 2-4 6-6
Jacksonville 4 12 0 .250 247 449 1-7 3-5 3-3 4-8
Houston 2 14 0 .125 276 428 1-7 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Denver 13 3 0 .813 606 399 7-1 6-2 5-1 9-3
x-Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 430 305 5-3 6-2 2-4 7-5
x-San Diego 9 7 0 .563 396 348 5-3 4-4 4-2 6-6
Oakland 4 12 0 .250 322 453 3-5 1-7 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
 2013 National Football Conference Standings 
East Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Philadelphia 10 6 0 .625 442 382 4-4 6-2 4-2 9-3
Dallas 8 8 0 .500 439 432 5-3 3-5 5-1 7-5
NY Giants 7 9 0 .438 294 383 4-4 3-5 3-3 6-6
Washington 3 13 0 .188 334 478 2-6 1-7 0-6 1-11
 
North Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Green Bay 8 7 1 .531 417 428 4-3-1 4-4 3-2-1 6-5-1
Chicago 8 8 0 .500 445 478 5-3 3-5 2-4 4-8
Detroit 7 9 0 .438 395 376 4-4 3-5 4-2 6-6
Minnesota 5 10 1 .344 391 480 5-3 0-7-1 2-3-1 4-7-1
 
South Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Carolina 12 4 0 .750 366 241 7-1 5-3 5-1 9-3
x-New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 414 304 8-0 3-5 5-1 9-3
Atlanta 4 12 0 .250 353 443 3-5 1-7 1-5 3-9
Tampa Bay 4 12 0 .250 288 389 3-5 1-7 1-5 2-10
 
West Division W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf
y-Seattle 13 3 0 .813 417 231 7-1 6-2 4-2 10-2
x-San Francisco 12 4 0 .750 406 272 6-2 6-2 5-1 9-3
Arizona 10 6 0 .625 379 324 6-2 4-4 2-4 6-6
St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 348 364 5-3 2-6 1-5 4-8
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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