The Jets topped the Steelers 22-17 on December 19th, but the Steelers didn’t have safety Troy Polamalu, and it was the only loss for the Steelers out of their last 8 games if you count the Saturday playoff win over the Ravens 31-24.
The Steelers outgained the Jets 378 to 276 in the game, and led at two different times 10-7 and 17-10. The Jets got a big safety with 2:38 to go from Jason Taylor to make it 22-17, but the Steelers marched all the way down the field, but a pass intended to Matt Spaeth was incomplete in the end zone.
Now the Steelers get a shot at revenge. They open as 3-point favorites to beat the Jets and make it to Super Bowl XLV in Dallas.
“Maybe everybody else never believed, but we believed,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. “We’re moving on. Same old Jets, back to the AFC championship. The only difference is this time we plan on winning.”
Not if the black and gold has anything to say about it.