Originally written on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 11/10/14

CINCINNATI - SEPTEMBER 27: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass during the NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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As you would probably expect, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown received the highest grades from Pro Football Focus for their play Sunday in the win over the New York Jets. Roethlisberger was 23-of-30 for 264 yards in the game while Brown caught nine of 11 passes thrown his way for 86 yards. As far as the rest of the offense, PFF has guard Ramon Foster as their best performing offensive lineman with tackle Marcus Gilbert brining up the rear. The pass protection, for the most part, was good by the Steelers offensive line and it was helped by the short passing game that we outlined earlier this morning. Where the Steelers offensive linemen struggled the most, according to PFF, was in the run blocking department and that's probably not too surprising considering how good the Jets defensive front seven has played against the run this season. Defensively, according to PFF, cornerback Cortez Allen and Ryan Clark rated the best against the Jets. Allen was targeted four times in the passing game and allowed just two catches for 15 yards while registering three tackles, according to their count. Clark was obviously aided by his interception, the Steelers first takeaway of the season, and three total tackles. This was a good bounce back game for the two defensive backs as neither played well in the loss a few weeks ago to the Minnesota Vikings. As far as the lowest rated defensive players, defensive end Ziggy Hood and linebacker Jarvis Jones both ranked the lowest as both failed to play well against the run. Hood likely wouldn't have played as many of snaps as he did had Brett Keisel not suffered a rib injury late in the first half. We will break down the play of several of the players listed above in our film study post later in the week. Roethlisberger, Brown, Clark And Allen Played The Best In Jets Game Per PFF is a post from: Steelers Depot
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  • I agree Ben looked great and Brown continues to have a Pro Bowl caliber season. But I wouldn't go grabbing any bottles of champagne just yet. Right now the good performance has only resulted in the team being 1-4 and three games off of the pace. I think that we are capable of getting hot because the team is loaded with good players who have underperformed to this point. I think the team showed a lot of character regardless what happens it is nice to see the team playing hard.
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