Sanchez responds as Jets top Steelers

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m.
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By Alan Robinson, AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mark Sanchez stood up to the pressure created by the Steelers' defense and his team's two-game losing streak, scrambling for the Jets' first offensive touchdown in 12 quarters and leading a decisive field-goal drive as New York beat Pittsburgh 22-17 on Sunday.

The Jets (10-4) held on to win even as Ben Roethlisberger drove the Steelers (10-4) from their own 8 to the Jets 10 in the final 2:08, only to throw incomplete on the game's final two plays.

Roethlisberger repeatedly kept the drive going, finding rookie Emmanuel Sanders for 29 yards on third-and-24, Mike Wallace for 18 on third-and-10 and Antonio Brown for 16 on third-and-10. The Steelers had to go for a touchdown rather than settling for a field goal because Mewelde Moore was tackled in the end zone for a safety with 2:38 remaining.

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