All of the Steelers weaknesses were on display and a few more shed light upon in the 19-16 overtime loss to the Jets. The offensive line allowed seven sacks and kept the Steelers' offense from being able to finish the game when the defense intercepted Kellen Clemens and later forced a turnover on downs. The defense couldn't finish tackles on running plays, allowing Thomas Jones to be the first back to eclipse 100 yards against them in two years.
Then, of course, there's the special teams. The entire strategy centered on avoiding Leon Washington by kicking short. When called upon to make one stop on a punt in overtime, the Steelers whiff on a few tackles and Washington races deep into Pittsburgh territory to set up the winning field goal.
A week after gaining the no. 2 seed in the AFC, the Steelers have surrendered it in humiliating fashion, falling flat once again on the road to an inferior opponent. The Jets were the first team this season to solve Ben Roethlisberger's ability to escape the rush that he's been inundated with all season. Willie Parker couldn't blame a sloppy Heinz Field for repeatedly slipping to the turf, likely explaining why Najeh Davenport saw a larger share of the carries and was more effective altogether.
Having now faltered on the road against Arizona, Denver and the Jets, any hope on beating New England in three weeks in Foxborough rests on having many glaring shortcomings addressed in a hurry.