NEW YORK JETS (1-0) At PITTSBURGH (0-1)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS
OPENING LINE — Steelers by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD — New York Jets 1-0; Pittsburgh 0-1
SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 17-4
AP PRO32 RANKING — Jets, No. 15; Steelers, No. 11
LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Jets 24-19, Jan. 23, 2011
LAST WEEK — Jets beat Bills 48-24; Steelers lost to Broncos 31-19
JETS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (12), PASS (13)
JETS DEFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (32), PASS (28)
STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (24), PASS (23)
STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (16), PASS (14)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Jets have won in Pittsburgh once in franchise history, 22-17 on Dec. 19, 2010. Steelers won rematch in AFC championship game just over a month later to reach Super Bowl for eighth time … Five of last six meetings have been decided by six points or less … Steelers haven’t started 0-2 since 2002 … Jets 48 points vs. Bills set franchise record for points in season opener … Jets have held opposing quarterbacks to 68.6 rating since Rex Ryan took over as coach, best in NFL over that period … Jets backup QB Tim Tebow passed for career-high 316 yards and two touchdowns while running for another in leading Broncos to playoff win over Steelers in January. … … The 169 yards rushing by Buffalo’s C.J. Spiller last week were the second-most Jets have given up under Ryan. … Pittsburgh WR Jerricho Cotchery spent first seven seasons with Jets and is eighth on team’s receptions list with 358 … Jets WR Santonio Holmes played four seasons in Pittsburgh and won 2009 Super Bowl MVP after catching game-winning touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger … Jets DB Darrelle Revis grew up about 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh and attended the University of Pittsburgh. … Steelers 7-0 at home in September since coach Mike Tomlin took over in 2007. … Pittsburgh gave up just 10 ppg at home in 2011, lowest total in NFL. … Steelers had 28 of their 35 sacks last season at Heinz Field … Roethlisberger has never lost home opener in career. … Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Todd Haley spent six seasons as member of Jets from 1995-2000, working as scout, then wide receivers coach.
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