"All right!" Ryan exclaimed. "Finally!"
"This team deserved to win, man," Ryan said.
"You're going to lose football games when you're minus-4 in the turnover ratio, and we did today."
"You can't turn the ball over, and we did it too much," Roethlisberger said. "This stings."
"It's a dirty play," Mangold said.
But the Jets won by playing mostly a clean game Sunday, successful for the first time since beating Oakland on opening day.
"Today," Vick said, "was going to be our day."
The victory might help temper frustrations of Jets fans, one of whom had a banner-toting plane urging the team to fire general manager John Idzik circle the practice field early in the week. There was another one circling the stadium Sunday, which read: "JETS REBUILDING SINCE 1969."
But, heading into the bye, Ryan's job, as well as Idzik's, appears safe -- for now.
After Jarrett sacked Roethlisberger on third-and-15 to force a punt, the Jets got right back on the scoreboard. Vick had plenty of time and zipped a perfectly placed pass into the hands of a sprinting Graham, who ran it into the end zone for a 67-yard touchdown.
"That's what happens when you turn the ball over," Roethlisberger said. "You dig yourself a hole."
NOTES: Suisham hooked a 23-yard attempt wide left on the first play of the fourth quarter. ... Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell had eight catches for 33 yards, giving him 55 receptions for the season, surpassing John L. Williams (51 in 1994) for the most in team history by a running back. ... Brown was held to 74 yards receiving, the first time this season he failed to get 80 or more.
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