Sunday, September 16, 2012
Halftime update: Steelers-Jets
By Jamison Hensley
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.