Jets Steelers Pick
New York Jets Pittsburgh Steelers (-3)
Nobody saw the Jets coming last weekend, least of all in New England, but you can’t take the Jets’ win away from them. This wasn’t a fluke; the Jets set themselves up perfectly to limit where the Patriots were strong and to exploit where the Patriots were weak. It worked a treat, and hats off to Rex Ryan, who put his money where his mouth was.
However, the Jets will not find it so easy at Heinz Field. While the Patriots game plan is complex, the Steelers’ is blissfully simple. They will keep walloping the other team until one or the other is buried into the turf. The Steelers are much more the rapier than the broadsword.
And that gives the Jets a problem. The Steel Curtain will exert much more pressure on Mark Sanchez than the Patriots were able to muster last week and how Sanchez reacts to that will have a huge impact on the game. Conversely, the Jets have to figure out a way to pressurize Roethlisberger because, even with a porous offensive line, the man seems impervious to either pain or fear. Steelers -3.5 against the New York Jets with Sports Interaction is the pick.
The total for the Jets at Steelers game is set at 39 but who would really be surprised if this game ended 9-3? Under 39 total points scored in the AFC Championship Game is the final pick of the week.