Steelers Roster Review: Winners And Losers From Week 2 Win Over Jets

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers makes a catch against Yeremiah Bell #37 of the New York Jets during the game on September 16, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Jets 27-10. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Winning certainly helps the spotlight shine on players who performed well. The Steelers 27-10 win over the Jets in Week 2 makes that spotlight shine on more than just one or two players.

We've written about the performances of Ben Roethlisberger and Ryan Clark as well as DeMarcus Van Dyke's first game at Heinz Field. There are others worthy of consideration as well.

Steelers/Jets Coverage: Van Dyke | Roster Review | Big Ben Adapting | Welcome Back Clark | Offensive Play Totals | Game Story | Recap With Jets |

P Drew Butler

He booted five punts total, with three of them landing inside the 20-yard line and none of them being returned for more than three yards. His hangtime was outstanding, and a big part of the reason Van Dyke was able to get down the field and in the grill of return man Jeremy Kerley, distracting him and causing the ball to bounce off his facemask.

K Shaun Suisham

Shhh...do you realize he's 4-for-4 this season, and drilled two kicks from 45 yards at Heinz Field Sunday? That's all we're going to say.

WR Antonio Brown

Steelers' defenders have been flagged for hitting receivers a lot less defenseless than Brown was on two occasions when he was gooned by Jets safety LaRon Landry. It was obvious those hits fed Brown's energy, as he grabbed seven passes on 10 targets. Minor exception taken on a drop of a perfect Ben Roethlisberger pass, but Brown made a few great catches as well.

WR Mike Wallace

Insert cliche welcoming him back after his holdout. The fact is Wallace was back last week as well, and is being utilized in a much more diverse manner than he has been in his career. Wallace did an excellent job of somehow getting his heel to the last centimeter of green before the sideline in the end zone, completing a 37-yard touchdown catch. It was his second touchdown catch of the season, and also his long reception.

TE Heath Miller

I wrote often last week about the match-up Miller had against the Jets, and he didn't disappoint. He grabbed his second touchdown of the season - equaling his 2011 season total - and had a beautiful snare of a high Roethlisberger pass along the sideline on a third down play.


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