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Game review: Breaking down the defense

Rex Ryan and Mike Pettine continued their coverage-oriented approach in the AFC Championship Game, dialing back the pressure schemes against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It worked against Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, and they did a good job against Ben Roethlisberger. They probably could've cranked up more pressure, considering their success with four-plus rushers.

Trouble is, Roethlisberger made several plays by escaping the pocket, making throws by extending plays. At times, the Jets did a poor job with containment -- and the mistakes were costly. Here's a breakdown of the pass rushes, with Roethlisberger's stats:

Three-man rushes (2) -- 0-for-1, 1 INT. One run for 5 yards.

Four-man rushes (15) -- 8-for-11, 103 yards, 1 sack. Three runs for 22 yards, including a TD.

Five-man rushes (5) -- 0-for-3, 1 sack. One run for 4 yards.

Six-man rushes (3) -- 2-for-3, 20 yards.

Seven-man rushes (1) -- 0-for-1, 1 INT.

Individual number of pass rushes

Shaun Ellis -- 20

Mike DeVito -- 17 (2 tackles-for-loss)

Sione Pouha -- 16 (1 TFL)

Jason Taylor -- 12

Bryan Thomas -- 11 (1 INT)

Trevor Pryce -- 8 (1 sack)

Calvin Pace -- 9 (1 sack)

Bart Scott -- 5

Martin Tevaseu -- 5

Eric Smith -- 4

David Harris -- 3 (1 TFL)

Drew Coleman -- 3

Marquice Cole -- 2

Brodney Pool -- 1 (1 TFL, 1 INT)