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Opposing quarterbacks putting up insane statistics against the New York Jets defense

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The New York Jets are 1-8, which is bad enough, but with Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers coming to town their inability to stop the pass has made opposing quarterbacks look like MVPs.

Gregory Shamus

Anyone that follows the NFL knows what Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense has done the past two weeks. Roethlisberger has thrown for nearly 1,000 yards, thrown 12 touchdowns and the offense has nearly scored 100 points in those contests as well.

To put those 12 touchdowns Roethlisberger has thrown within two weeks into perspective, that's more than Carson Palmer, Alex Smith, Matthew Stafford, Russell Wilson, Cam Newton and Andy Dalton have thrown throughout the entire season.

The next defense Roethlisberger and the Steelers' lethal offense face is the New York Jets. The 1-8 Jets are deploying a defensive unit ranked eighth overall in the league. eighth against the run, but 18th against the pass.

According to USA Today Sports, the Jets' defense has surrendered statistics through the air that can only be compared to those compile by the top quarterbacks in today's NFL.

Through their nine games, the Jets' defense has surrendered 2,079 yards receiving, 24 touchdowns, only 1 interception and have allowed opposing quarterbacks an average passer rating of 112.8.

Only Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers with a 113.6 sports a better average passer rating than what the Jets are surrendering on defense.

This seems like the perfect matchup for the Steelers, who have become a quick-strike offense with weapons like Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton, Martavis Bryant, Heath Miller and Le'Veon Bell out of the backfield. But if history has shown fans anything, it's that the Steelers have struggled against teams with a glaring weakness like the Jets have displayed.

The Steelers are as hot a team as any in the NFL and they're coming off of a three-game winning streak. It will be up to the offense to keep the pedal down and put points on the board.

Against a defense like the New York Jets, if Roethlisberger has the time to throw, he could very well continue on his current pace and cement his name into league-MVP discussion.