New York has been one of the surprise teams this year with a 3-2 record following a big road victory against the Atlanta Falcons. The Jets are led by rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who is coming off of the best game of his young career.
Typically, playing against Smith would not be much of a problem for the Steelers. Under defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, the Steelers have a 16-2 record against rookie quarterbacks, per Neal Coolong of Behind the Steel Curtain.
A win against the Jets would provide some much-needed confidence for a veteran-led team that is not used to losing. But not everyone is down on the Steelers' chances.
Ryan Clark may have made the boldest prediction of the season when he told Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that he believes that the Steelers can make the playoffs.
I am not ready to make that type of bold prediction for the rest of Pittsburgh’s season, but here are my bold prediction for Sunday’s game against the Jets.
Note: All stats via ESPN.com.