EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. —
Timmons added another late in the game that sealed the victory after the Jets got down to the Steelers 12.
GROUNDED JETS: The loss could have been a costly one for New York, which saw running backs Bilal Powell (shoulder) and Mike Goodson (left knee), wide receiver Clyde Gates (shoulder) and cornerback Kyle Wilson (head) all leave with injuries.
Powell said he was fine after the game, but Goodson has a potentially serious injury. The versatile back had X-rays after the game and the team was awaiting the results of an MRI exam.
LEAKY D: The Jets came in ranked No. 2 in overall defense, but failed to make big plays in key spots throughout the game.
On third-and-15 in the first quarter, Antonio Brown turned a short pass into a 16-yard gain. On second-and-18 in the second quarter, Roethlisberger connected with Heath Miller for 31 yards. And, on third-and-1 in the third quarter came the play that busted things open: Sanders' 55-yard grab when he left Cromartie in the dust for a touchdown.
"I don't think we did enough to win," Cromartie said. "Our job is to keep them out of the end zone and we didn't."
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