The NY Jets managed to pull off a 10-point fourth-quarter comeback against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4 as the team climbed to 2-2 on the season. It was an excellent come-from-behind victory for the Jets who clawed back after leading 10-0 early in the first half.
This Jets victory was a much-needed boost of optimism for the fan base, and it seemed to tick off one of the Steelers' star players — that being All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick did his best sore loser impression when speaking to reporters after the game. The two-time Pro Bowler insisted that the Steelers were still the "better" and "more talented" team despite their loss.
Fitzpatrick was visibly annoyed that his Steelers team had fallen short against the Jets in Week 4 and he certainly let reporters know about it. That said, his claims of being the "better" team don't exactly line up with how Sunday's game went.
"It's frustrating losing to people that you know that you're better than, more talented than."- Minkah Fitzpatrick
Minkah Fitzpatrick couldn't handle losing to the NY Jets
Let's look at Sunday's stats for a moment. The Jets finished the game with more total yards, more yards per pass attempt, fewer sacks allowed, fewer turnovers, and, of course, more points.
In Fitzpatrick's defense, perhaps the "better" part he was referring to was the one extra first down the Steelers had. Maybe it was the two additional seconds of time of possession. If not, it's hard to see how the Steelers were the better team this week.
These aren't the Steelers of old, and it seems Fitzpatrick is having trouble coping with that notion.
Are the Jets a great football? Far from it. But they were the better team on Sunday, they have the better record through four weeks, and their roster could certainly be seen as more talented than their opposition.
The Jets are 2-2 through the first four weeks of the season. It hasn't always been pretty, but the Jets are winning football games. And they're getting under the skin of their opponents in the process.