Keys For Gang Green
The New York Jets have a chance today to earn a trip to Super Bowl XLV. To get there, they'll need to do these three things in order to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.#1 Pass rush - The Jets need to put a lot of pressure on Big Ben Roethlisberger. They need to limit his effectiveness when plays break down. Big Ben is the best quarterback in football when it comes to improvising. He can extend plays and make things happen. The Jets sacked Tom Brady five times last week. It made a huge difference in the Jets' win against the Patriots. The Jets will need to duplicate that effort and put the heat on Roethlisberger today.
#2 Wayne Hunter - Who? Yes, the right tackle Wayne Hunter will have a much tougher challenge today against the Steelers. Hunter did a solid job filling in for the injured Damien Woody last week against the Patriots. He'll be facing a much tougher pass rush today, and will need to be on point.
#3 Mark Sanchez - There is a very good chance that the Jets' running game will not be highly effective against a stout Steelers' defense. Mark Sanchez hasn't thrown for 200 yards in any of his four postseason wins. He's been good in the games he's won. There is a good chance that he'll have to be great today for the Jets to beat the Steelers.