Jets Takeoff! Week 2 Preview: Steelers vs Jets

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Sept 9, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) talk during the pre-game warmup for their game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLIfe Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Coming off of a 48-28 win over division rival Buffalo, Mark Sanchez, Rex Ryan and company head into Pittsburgh to face Big Ben and the Steelers in a tough conference matchup, and a rematch of the 2010 AFC Championship game. The Steelers are coming off an opening week loss on Sunday night at the hands of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, 31-19. Let’s take a look at the history between these two teams.

These two teams have faced each other 19 times, with the Steelers leading the series 15-4, but more recently, the Jets have played well, winning the last three regular season matchups between these two teams. The last time in the regular season was December 19, 2010, when the Jets won 22-17, sealed by a Jason Taylor safety. We all remember the AFC title game, so we are not going to rehash that memory.

Mark Sanchez has played well against the Steelers so far in his career. In two past matchups, including the postseason, he has passed for 403 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 92.3 passer rating. The Steelers have been great in home openers, winning the last 9 in a row, a streak second only to the Patriots with 10. This will be a tough one for the Jets.

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