When the 2013 NFL schedule was released, a Week 6 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets would have been one that many Steelers fans would have quickly circled as a win.
However that’s not the case any longer as the 0-4 Steelers will be looking for their first win against the surprising 3-2 Jets.
The Jets look to continue their surprising start and remain undefeated at home Sunday when they try to extend Pittsburgh’s worst start in 45 years.
A lot of that will depend on the right arm of rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who has led the Jets to their best start since 2010. Smith was especially impressive Monday night leading the Jets to a game-winning field goal drive on the road against the Atlanta Falcons.
The Steelers have won the past three meetings in a series that they have pretty much dominated, but haven’t played in New York since 2007, where they last lost to the Jets.
It’s a matchup of a talented young quarterback who is tied for the NFL lead in turnovers against the only team in the NFL yet to create a turnover.
Who has the advantage?
Let’s take a look.
When: Sunday, October 12 at 1:00 pm EST
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Live Stream: NFL.com Live Stream
Spread: Jets (-1)
Rankings: Steelers- Offense (29th), Defense (10th, ypg); Jets- Offense (14th), Defense (second)
Last Meeting: Steelers 27-10, Sep 16, 2012 at Heinz Field
All-Time Series: Steelers 18-4