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                    === Steelers down Jets for first win ===
 
 East  Rutherford, NJ  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Off to  their worst  start in  45
 years,  the  Pittsburgh Steelers finally  broke into  the win column thanks in
 part to a pair of interceptions that thwarted potential touchdowns.
 
 Shaun  Suisham  kicked four field  goals and Ben Roethlisberger connected with
 Emmanuel  Sanders  on a  long touchdown  pass, as the  Steelers beat the Jets,
 19-6, at MetLife Stadium.
 
 Roethlisberger completed 23-of-30 passes for 264 yards for the Steelers (1-4),
 who were coming off their bye week and lost their first four games since 1968.
 They  still have a  ways to go to turn around their season, but on Sunday Mike
 Tomlin's  squad  used a strong  ball-control offense to  come away with a win.
 Antonio  Brown caught  nine passes for 86 yards for Pittsburgh, which held the
 ball for nearly 36 minutes.
 
 "Hopefully this is a springboard of things to come," Tomlin said of the team's
 first win. "That's going to be our intentions as we go back and look at this."
 
 Only  the 1992  San Diego Chargers have  begun a season 0-4 and still made the
 playoffs.
 
 Geno  Smith was picked off twice in the red zone and finished 19-of-34 for 201
 yards.  Nick  Folk kicked a pair  of field goals  for the Jets (3-3), who will
 host AFC East rival New England next Sunday.
 
 New York totaled 267 yards on offense.
 
 "I  think  sometimes you  have to  credit that defense  over there," Jets head
 coach Rex Ryan remarked. "Obviously they did a better job of executing than we
 did."
 
 Folk  kicked a 25-yard  field goal with 3:25 left in the opening quarter after
 the  drive stalled  at the Pittsburgh 2. On 3rd-and-1, the Steelers bottled up
 Bilal Powell for no gain, leading to Folk's kick.
 
 Suisham's  46-yard  kick  early in  the  second  tied  the  score on  a  march
 Roethlisberger kept alive with a 16-yard connection to Brown on 3rd-and-15.
 
 A  33-yard boot  by Suisham with 5:25 left until halftime boosted the Steelers
 to  a  6-3 edge. The  kick came  after Brown dropped  a potential catch in the
 front right corner of the end zone.
 
 It  became  a six-point lead  when Suisham kicked a  48-yard field goal in the
 final  minute, but Smith  engineered the Jets 51 yards down the field prior to
 the half. His right sideline pass to Stephen Hill, which resulted in a 20-yard
 gain  came prior to Folk's 39-yard field goal with two seconds remaining. Hill
 was  sent hard  to the ground by  safety Troy Polamalu, who delivered a helmet
 hit to the upper body.
 
 The  Steelers  widened their  lead to 16-6  only 2 1/2  minutes into the third
 quarter  when Roethlisberger  found  a  wide open  Sanders,  who beat  Antonio
 Cromartie  in  coverage for  a 55-yard score.  Sanders displayed a celebratory
 flip as he crossed the goal line.
 
 Pittsburgh then denied Smith on a try for the end zone when Ryan Clark came up
 with an interception at the 1.
 
 The  Jets managed  to keep  the Steelers  within two  touchdowns when  Suisham
 settled for a 32-yard field goal less than three minutes into the fourth. That
 capped   a  12-play,  65-yard  drive,  which  was  aided  by  a  25-yard  pass
 interference on Cromartie.
 
 New  York  failed to  move the ball  past midfield in  the final quarter until
 there  was under  four minutes  left.  Smith, under  pressure from  linebacker
 Jarvis  Jones, made  an ill-advised  pass  over the  middle into  the arms  of
 linebacker Lawrence Timmons at the 3 with 2:59 left.
 
 The Steelers ran out most of the remaining time.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Steelers host Baltimore next Sunday ... Pittsburgh came into the game not
 having forced a turnover all season ... The Steelers lead the all-time series,
 17-4,  against the  Jets. This was Pittsburgh's first road victory against the
 Jets  since the  2000 regular season ... The Steelers recorded their 600th win
 in  franchise history, including the postseason. They are just the fourth team
 in NFL history to accomplish the feat and first in the AFC.
 
 
 10/13 19:37:02 ET