New York will leave the friendly confines of MetLife Stadium for Heinz FIeld, the site of their AFC Championship loss in January 2011. That defeat showcased the Jet defense's struggles containing the power running game, an issue that should be at the forefront of Sunday's game as well.
The Jets' task will be made harder by the absence of several key players, none more important than star cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis sustained a mild concussion against the Bills, and as a result, Gang Green will need to reconfigure its secondary this week.
The Jets showed last week that they can be a contender once again in 2012. Winning in Pittsburgh without Revis is a tall order, but the Jets can consolidate some of the positive signs from last week even if they do not emerge victorious on Sunday.
The following players will be critical as the Jets seek to overcome Revis' absence and extract a measure of revenge against the Steelers.