Steelers vs. Jets final score: Plays get made in Steelers' 19-6 win over Jets

Rich Schultz

The Steelers have struggled hugely all season to make plays, but their defense had a cathartic performance, propelling Pittsburgh to a 19-6 win - their first in 2013.

It was a game of redemption for the Steelers.

Ziggy Hood, benched in favor of Cameron Heyward, helped the Steelers establish some of their best pass rush of the season. He notched his first sack of the year.

Ryan Clark, the Steelers' free safety, took fire all week about comments regarding Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, got the team's first takeaway of the season in the third quarter.

Roethlisberger responded to Clark with his best all-around performance of the season, having completed 15 of 16 passes at one point, and was a dropped Antonio Brown touchdown from another multiple touchdown pass this year.

Jarvis Jones has struggled greatly to produce a pass rush for the team, even after he replaced Jason Worilds in the starting lineup. His savage hit on Jets quarterback Geno Smith led to another errant pass, this one picked off by linebacker Lawrence Timmons - who's struggled making plays this season as well.

Worilds even had a sack. Jonathan Dwyer had a first down.

The Steelers got their first win of the season.

Redemption can be shared everywhere.

It came at a price, though. The Steelers lost defensive end Brett Keisel at the end of the first half with a rib injury, and running back Le'Veon Bell in the fourth quarter. The rookie appeared to re-injure his right foot - the same kind of injury that kept him out of action from the middle of August to Week 3 of the regular season.

Bell would return in the fourth quarter, getting two carries in what could have been a clock-killing drive with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter.

The Jets run defense limited Bell and anyone who was handed the ball from Roethlisberger. The Steelers rushed poorly throughout the game, simply not strong enough to compete with the power the Jets have along their defensive line.

The Steelers will host the Ravens in Week 7. Baltimore was defeated 19-17 by Green Bay, dropping them to 3-3 on the season.

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