After throwing for 862 yards 12 touchdowns in the last two games, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 30-of-42 passing Sunday afternoon with one touchdown and two interceptions in a 20-13 loss to the New York Jets.
The Steelers could never find consistency on offense Sunday at MetLife Stadium and Roethlisberger was under duress most of the game when dropping back to pass. Roethlisberger’s lone touchdown pass came with 1:16 and it went to rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant.
In addition to Roethlisberger’s two interceptions in the game, wide receiver Antonio Brown also fumbled twice, once after a reception and once on an attempted punt return.
Jets quarterback Michael Vick completed just 10-of-18 pass attempts for 132 yards in the game, but two of those completions were good for touchdowns to wide receiver T.J. Graham and tight end Jace Amaro. The Jets also rushed for 150 yards in the game while the Steelers offense could only manage 36 yards on the ground.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham kicked a career-long 53 yard field-goal in the first half to put Pittsburgh on the scoreboard but also missed a 23 yarder in the second half.
The loss drops the Steelers to 6-4 on the season and they have now lost their short stay atop the AFC North division.
The Steelers will now get ready to play the Tennessee Titans, who are now 2-7 following their loss Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens.