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Looking at the season as a whole, the Jets have already exceeded expectations through the first six weeks, sitting at 3-3 while still in realistic playoff contention. Barring an epic collapse, the Jets will be playing meaningful football deep into December.
The Jets have a young roster with a handful of young, talented pieces—but they have shown that they are still not quite ready to play with some of the best teams in the league.
This was a very winnable game for the Jets, but rookie mistakes by their quarterback and inconsistencies at the receiver and offensive line positions ultimately cost them a victory that a more veteran team would have made.
Simply put, a quarterback as good as Ben Roethlisberger would not have thrown the two brutal red-zone interceptions that cost the Jets a chance to win the game.
The future for the Jets is bright, and they should only continue to get better, but the Jets really showed their youth against a veteran team like the Pittsburgh Steelers.