Steelers back in tune, Jets off kilter
PITTSBURGH — So much for Todd Haley cramping Ben Roethlisberger's style.
Showing complete mastery of his new offensive coordinator's complex playbook, the Steelers quarterback picked apart the Jets in a reality check for both teams.
Hold off on the talk about New York's high-powered offense. Ditto Pittsburgh, where the defense maybe isn't so creaky.
Roethlisberger was 24-of-31 for 275 yards and two scores.
"Ben is one of the top in the game," said Pittsburgh receiver Mike Wallace, whose leaping 37-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter broke it open. "I'll ride with him against anybody."
The Jets did nothing offensively after two early scoring drives. Mark Sanchez completed just 10 of 27 for 138 yards and a touchdown and New York hardly looked like the offensive juggernaut that piled up 48 points in blowing out Buffalo. Jets backup QB and former Florida star Tim Tebow appeared on just one drive early in the second half.