The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped to 6-4 on the season Sunday following their disgusting 20-13 loss to the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium and here is just a little sampling of some winners and losers for you to discuss. Feel free to add your own in the comments below that you think I missed.
Lance Moore – I’m really scraping for winners here. Moore only had two receptions in the game Sunday, but on his first one of the two, he smartly gave himself up quickly so that the offense could line up and spike the clock with one second left in the half. Kicker Shaun Suisham ended up kicking a 53-yard field goal for the Steelers first points of the game.
Lawrence Timmons – Not a Pro Bowl performance Sunday by Timmons, but he did lead the team in tackles with 13.
Jason Worilds – We’ll see what the all-22 tape says, but watching the game live, it appeared as though Worilds had a “good’ game. He recorded 1.5 sacks and multiple pressures that forced Jets quarterback Michael Vick out of the pocket.
Shaun Suisham – I know he had a career-long of 53 in this game, but he also missed from 23 and that’s the shortest miss so far this season in the NFL. His final onsides kick attempt was also ugly and the Steelers had no shot at recovering it.
Ben Roethlisberger – After two impressive games against the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens, Roethlisberger had a clunker Sunday against the Jets. While one of his two interceptions was a red zone deflection that was initially intended for rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant, his second was a poorly thrown football to wide receiver Markus Wheaton into triple coverage. On that play, the Jets only rushed three and Roethlisberger had plenty of time to scan the field. Roethlisberger also had a shotgun snap go right through his hands on a third and five play with 2:55 left in the game.
Antonio Brown – Despite catching eight passes for 74 yards Sunday, Brown turned the football over twice in the game. One came after a short reception late in the first quarter while the second came via an attempted punt return that he failed to handle cleanly with two minutes left to go in the first half.
Darrius Heyward-Bey – Heyward-Bey looked like he dropped the only pass thrown his way Sunday during the opening drive of the second half. On top of that, he was flagged for being offsides on an onsides kick that the he recovered late in the game.
Kelvin Beachum – At least one sack will probably be blamed on Beachum. in reality, you can probably get away with listing the entire offensive line on this list of losers as Roethlisberger seemed to be under duress quite a bit.