Landry Jones Leads Pittsburgh Steelers Over The Arizona Cardinals

Emile Pierce - Author

Oct. 18 2015, Updated 6:41 p.m. ET

The Pittsburgh Steelers surprised the Arizona Cardinals at Heinz Field to keep pace with the Cincinnati Bengals. Even though the Steelers beat Arizona with the rare score of 25-13, they may be without another quarterback. Michael Vick was hurt in the third quarter and had to be replaced by Landry Jones.

Landry Jones is a third-year pro who was drafted by the Steelers in 2013. His action against the Arizona Cardinals (4-2) was his first game experience. He hadn’t thrown an NFL pass since being drafted. He made a strong case that he should be starting instead of Vick. He entered the game and immediately threw for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Those are impressive numbers against a Cardinals defense that was ranked in the top five before the game.

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Per USA Today, the Steelers’ backup quarterback was giddy and surprised he was called on to play.

“I just still can’t believe I got in the game and got to play, you know what I mean,” Jones said, chuckling. “I’m still kind of reeling from it. Next week will be next week. Today I’m going to enjoy it.”


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