Jets offer Steelers a 16-ten reduction – NBCSports.com


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The Steelers came into Sunday needing to win each of their remaining games in order to clinch a playoff location, but they no for a longer period manage their have likelihood of producing it to the postseason.

Pittsburgh didn’t rating any factors in the second 50 percent even though actively playing with a pair of quarterbacks and the Jets have been in a position to hit a pair of subject goals that video game them a 16-ten gain at household. The victory implies that they will be out of the playoffs if the Titans gain in Week 17 regardless of whether or not the Steelers are capable to defeat the Ravens.

When the Ravens may be resting players just after clinching the major seed in the AFC playoffs, the Steelers may perhaps be short some of their possess starters. Running back again James Conner, center Maurkice Pouncey and quarterback Mason Rudolph all remaining Sunday’s decline with accidents.

Rudolph was in the game due to the fact Devlin Hodges was benched just after remaining intercepted in the conclusion zone by Jets safety Marcus Maye in the initial fifty percent. It was Hodges’s second pick of the working day and his sixth because the start off of 7 days 15, so the Steelers turned to Rudolph and he helped them to ten details that tied the recreation at halftime.

He couldn’t get everything heading in the second fifty percent, on the other hand, and remaining right after struggling a still left shoulder injury. Hodges couldn’t transfer the ball both and the Steelers ran out of chances when JuJu Smith-Schuster couldn’t reel in a pass from Hodges on a fourth down with just beneath a moment to play.

The Steelers will have to have an additional backup if Rudolph can’t go up coming Sunday, but it was fitting that offensive futility has been their undoing the past two weeks. The defense has played nicely more than enough to get the team into the playoffs this time, but the lack of Ben Roethlisberger and extended absences for Smith-Schuster and Conner at factors this year has performed nothing to enable them produce details.

The Jets offense has been no terrific good results story this time both and Sunday’s match wasn’t substantially distinctive. Le’Veon Bell experienced 25 carries for 72 yards and 4 catches for 21 yards in his first sport against his previous staff, which includes 23 dashing yards to assistance established up the ultimate Sam Ficken area goal of the afternoon. They only managed 259 yards overall, so the press for far more offensive talent will be an offseason priority right after they end up with