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Halftime update: Steelers-Jets

Here are some observations from the first half of the Steelers-Jets game:

  • Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is hurting the Jets on short passes. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Roethlisberger was 8-of-9 for 93 yards on passes 10 yards or shorter. He hit Heath Miller on a 1-yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter, putting Pittsburgh ahead 13-10.

  • The Steelers need to get Jonathan Dwyer more involved in the second half. Isaac Redman was tackled behind the line on half of his six carries.

  • Former Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes made his mark in his return to Pittsburgh. He beat Ike Taylor for a 14-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

  • Steelers safety Ryan Mundy, who is filling in for Troy Polamalu, knocked running back Shonn Greene temporarily out of the game. Greene went to the locker room with a head injury but returned to start the second half.