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Landry Jones Finally Gets Game Action; Tosses 2 TD Passes as Steelers Beat Arizona 25-13

It took Landry Jones over three NFL seasons to finally get into a regular season game but when he did today he made the most of it.  The former Oklahoma Sooner quarterback great tossed two touchdown passes to Martavis Bryant, one a ten yard catch and added 78 yard run after the completion (88 yards in total and a game clinching score) as Jones went 8 of 12 for 168 yards and no interceptions.

Jones replaced an injured Michael Vick in the 3rd quarter and the 8th offensive drive for the Steelers of the day.  Vick was not effective in his play today.

From CBS Sports:  More importantly for the Steelers, the offense resembles what it looked like with Roethlisberger under center, at least in the sense that game plans don’t have to be revamped to accommodate a left-handed, run-first quarterback who has had six weeks with the playbook.

“Landry’s been watching Ben for a long time,” Pitt’s Le’Veon Bell said after the game. “He knows the offense like the back of his hand.”

Pittsburgh has found their starter next week and their back-up quarterback for the near future.

Above photo credit: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Landry Jones (3) celebrates with tight end Matt Spaeth (89) after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Martavis Bryant in the fourth quarter an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 25-13. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)




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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

3 Responses to “Landry Jones Finally Gets Game Action; Tosses 2 TD Passes as Steelers Beat Arizona 25-13”

  1. Floyd Porter
    October 19, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Wow must be something when OU and OSU play and your in the middle because you have two sons that went to two different university’s and you have to decide what Color to wear on Saturday red or orange . 🙁

    • Floyd Porter
      October 19, 2015 at 4:20 am

      I still say Go Sooners

    • October 19, 2015 at 9:18 am

      if one team is clearly better and has a chance to win a National Title and the other one has played poorly and is not deserving for that year it is an easy choice. Yet if the weaker team pulls the upset I don’t get bothered as I once did. I am not a die hard fan any more, and as you get older you come to see that sport is for enjoyment first and foremost. I enjoy the games, all the games.

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