Jets Vs. Steelers: Steelers Lose to Jets After Late Game Drama
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the New York Jets 22-17 today after orchestrating a late game drive that fell short as time expired.
While the game was exciting to say the least, and the Jets certainly played well enough to win, it left many of the Steelers faithful asking if the referees were allowed to throw flags on the Jets secondary.
Steelers receivers spent most of the afternoon begging for an interference call, and while there is always a receiver crying foul after most plays in the NFL, the lack of flags and the picking up of the ones that did fall brought attention to the validity of the argument.
While the Steelers overcame a lack of calls for most of the game, the final non-call broke the Steelers’ back on the final drive of the game. Rookie Emmanuel Sanders was stopped dead in his tracks from being yanked back by a defender after beating him to the end zone. While some would say they don’t want the game being decided by a call, blatant ones have to be called in situations where points were on the line. The Steelers lost the time on the clock and the field position that otherwise would have had the ball on the goal line.
The Jets are now firmly back in the playoff picture at 10-4, the same record the Steelers now hold after being handed their fourth loss of the season.
The Steelers will continue to hold the AFC North lead on a tiebreaker over the 10-4 Ravens because of the better divisional record.
The Jets continue to trail the dominant 11-2 Patriots in the AFC East, and while there is a mathematical chance of catching them, the Jets are more likely going to be one of two wild card teams this season.
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