by Robert Kohnfelder | Sun, Oct 23rd 8:39pm EDT
Steelers QB Landry Jones completed 29-of-47 pass attempts for 281 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Steelers' 27-16 loss to the New England Patriots.
Jones stepped in for the injured Ben Roethlisberger (knee), but couldn't pull off the upset on Sunday evening. While the Steelers backup QB wasn't extremely impressive by any means, Jones also wasn't entirely incompetent like many had feared he may be. An early INT in the end zone was the result of poor decision-making, but Jones rebounded from then on and played a relatively safe and efficient game. He hit WR Antonio Brown seven times for 106 yards and found RB Le'Veon Bell 10 times for 68 yards. It wasn't enough to get the victory, however, and the Steelers are crossing their fingers that Roethlisberger will be healthy enough to be under center against the Ravens in Week 9 after Pittsburgh's Week 8 bye.