When you really think about it, this game just seemed to fit everything the Pittsburgh Steelers needed in order to get win number one of the 2013 NFL season. The New York Jets were coming off a short week following their win in Atlanta.
They had a rookie QB going and historically Dick LeBeau does very well against them. Lastly, Mike Tomlin made good on his promise to sit guys who weren’t getting the job done and in one very important case he did.
We can look back at both the pre-game and early first quarter and laugh now following the 19-6 win. Newly acquired offensive tackle Levi Brown injured himself in pre-game warm-ups and then tight end David Johnson left with an injured wrist.
Thankfully the offensive line didn’t need any replacements today especially with Brown hurt and Mike Adams in sweats on the sidelines.
There was no single one thing that determined this outcome. The defense did some things as did the special teams and as did the offense. None of those three are getting a...