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Ben Roethlisberger has favorable matchup against the New York Jets

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown an NFL-record 12 touchdown passes in the last two games.

The 11th-year veteran can't maintain this torrid pace.

Or can he?

The New York Jets, next up for the Steelers, are 12th in the NFL in passing defense (231 yards allowed per game).

But the team that has lost eight consecutive games is also last in the NFL in a key statistic, and it's not even close.

The Jets have allowed 24 touchdown passes and intercepted just one pass.

The Jets have the worst touchdown pass/interception ratio in the NFL, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The team with the second worst ratio is the Washington Redskins, who have given up 18 touchdown passes and intercepted just three passes.

The Jets' timing as far as facing Roethlisberger is hardly ideal.

Roethlisberger has not thrown an interception since the Steelers' 31-10 loss on Oct. 12 in Cleveland.

Roethlisberger is averaging 375.7 passing yards during the Steelers' three-game winning streak. He has 14 touchdown passes and no interceptions during that span.

“It's amazing,” Steelers tight end Heath Miller said. “We just need to realize how he's playing right now. If we can give him time to throw the football he's going to find guys that are open.”

Roethlisberger has thrown touchdown passes to six different receivers the last two weeks. He may have been most excited about the 33-yard touchdown pass he threw to reserve tight end Matt Spaeth near the end of the Steelers' 43-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

“I was so happy for Matt Spaeth. That was such a big play for him,” Roethlisberger said. “He has been around a long time and puts a lot of dirty work in. A lot of blocking. For him to get that big touchdown, I was just so excited for him."