The Pittsburgh Steelers now have a tally in the win column after taking down the New York Jets 27-10. It was an easy victory for the Steelers who cruised through the second-half without needing to break a sweat. Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was brutal in the game completing only 10-of-27 passes.
For the Steelers, it was a great overall team performance. Ben Roethlisberger led the way on 24-of-31 passing for 275 yards and two touchdowns.
The real story on the afternoon was the replacement referees. The officiating crew had an absolutely dreadful performance missing the most obvious of calls and making some phantom calls of their own. The refs had a chance to make up for some missed calls on reviews but they still managed to get it wrong.
This game, more than ever, served as a reminder that the real refs need to get paid and return to the field. It was an embarrassing display for the NFL.