New York Jets vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: 4 Keys to the Game

January 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For such a big game, there's been little talk between the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.
New York has taken the "kill them with kindness" approach, with Pittsburgh following suit. With so much focused on the lack of talking, there hasn't been enough talk on the only part that matters: the game itself.
There are obvious keys to the game, such as both defenses playing as well as they have all year, Ben Roethlisberger making plays on offense and Darrelle Revis continuing to be the shutdown corner that he is. The deciding factors of the game, however, will lie with the unsung heroes.
1. Drew Coleman, Jets
 Revis and Antonio Cromartie get a lot of fanfare, deservedly so, but Coleman has been key as the team's nickel back. He played a large role in the team's previous matchup, forcing a fumble that the Steelers recovered after a big loss, forcing Pittsburgh to use its final timeout with little time left in the game.
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