Steelers end Jets’ run, advance to Super Bowl

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It became 17-0 as Roethlisberger scooted into the end zone from the 2. Just 47 seconds later, Ike Taylor sacked Sanchez, forcing a fumble that William Gay ran 22 yards for a 24-0 lead.

Then the Jets began their comeback.

Nick Folk made a 42-yard field goal at the end of the first half as Pittsburgh went to a prevent defense. Holmes got behind Taylor down the right sideline for his TD, and Mike DeVito pulled down Roethlisberger in the end zone after the quarterback fumbled a snap.

The record crowd of 66,662 lost its fervor when Cotchery came free in the left flat for his score.

But Roethlisberger hit Heath Miller for 14 yards, then Brown for 14 to send the Steelers to yet another Super Bowl.

Tomlin, only the third coach in Pittsburgh since 1969 — Chuck Noll won four Super Bowls and Bill Cowher one — led the Steelers to their last title in 2008. He could become the second coach to win two titles in his first four seasons. Joe Gibbs is the other.

 

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