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The Jets sent five blitzers on this play, certainly not an all-out rush by Rex Ryan's standards, and were able to force Ben Roethlisberger to move in the pocket.
Unfortunately, much like their previous pass rushes, the Jets got to Big Ben but were unable to bring him to the ground.
Keeping the play alive, Roethlisberger was able to loft up a prayer downfield to the speedy Mike Wallace. Jets corner Antonio Cromartie was able to stay with Wallace downfield in one-on-one coverage, but overran the receiver as he adjusted to Roethlisberger's under-thrown ball. Without help from the safety, Wallace was able to come back to the ball and toe the sideline.
This play exemplified the Jets defensive struggle throughout the game: The team's blitz schemes successfully opened up lanes for rushers, but they simply could not bring the quarterback down to the ground. The Jets totaled three sacks in the game, but could've easily racked up another two or three.
While Roethlisberger is one of the most difficult quarterbacks to bring down, this is still an area the Jets need to address as they move through the season.
With the Steelers holding just a 13-10 lead and facing 3rd-and-16, it seemed momentum was swinging in the Jets favor. This play put a damper on the Jets' defensive efforts and pressured the offense to respond with a score.