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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