Jets 22, Steelers 17

PITTSBURGH - Mark Sanchez scrambled for the Jets' first offensive touchdown in 12 quarters and led a decisive field-goal drive as New York (10-4) beat Pittsburgh (10-4).

The Jets held on to win even as Ben Roethlisberger drove the Steelers from their own 8 to the Jets' 10 in the final 2 minutes, 8 seconds, only to throw incomplete on the game's final two plays.

Despite the loss, the Steelers clinched a playoff spot.

N.Y. Jets 7 3 7 5 – 22

Pittsburgh 0 10 7 0 – 17

First quarter

NYJ–B.Smith 97 kickoff return (Folk kick), 14:48.

Second quarter

Pit–Spaeth 9 pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick), 7:29.

NYJ–FG Folk 25, 2:48.

Pit–FG Suisham 42, :33.

Third quarter

Pit–Mendenhall 2 run (Suisham kick), 9:03.

NYJ–Sanchez 7 run (Folk kick), 5:14.

Fourth quarter

NYJ–FG Folk 34, 10:07.

NYJ–Taylor safety, 2:38.

Attendance: 62,568.

NYJ   Pit

First Downs 17   25

Total Net Yards 276   378

Net Yards Rushing 106   147

Rushes 27   25

Net Yards Passing 170   231

Punt Returns 2-32   1-4

Kickoff Returns 5-145   5-72

Had Intercepted 0   0

Sacked-Yds lost 1-0   3-33

Punts-Avg. 4-36.8   4-38.0

Total Return Yardage 177   76

Penalties-Yds 3-19   3-35

Fumbles-Lost 0-0   2-0

Time of Possession 28:42   31:18

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: N.Y. Jets, Tomlinson 11-49, Greene 12-40, Sanchez 3-15, B.Smith 1-2. Pittsburgh, Mendenhall 17-100, Roethlisberger 2-25, Wallace 1-8, Moore 4-7, Redman 1-7.

Passing: N.Y. Jets, Sanchez 19-29-0-170. Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger 23-44-0-264.

Receiving: N.Y. Jets, Edwards 8-100, Holmes 6-40, Keller 3-19, Tomlinson 1-6, Greene 1-5. Pittsburgh, Wallace 7-102, Sanders 7-78, Spaeth 3-27, Ward 2-34, Brown 2-15, Randle El 1-8, Moore 1-0.

Missed Field Goals: None.