“Coming down the stretch you gotta play tough week in and week out.”

jetssteelers“They have a lot of good football players over there. That’s how it usually is every week. Everyone has a good team. Everyone’s upset because we know we can play better and you have to play better. Coming down the stretch you gotta play tough week in and week out.”- Keisel, after the 20-13 loss to the Jets.

From Scott Brown, ESPN.com:

The AFC North is Exhibit A for how quickly things can change in the NFL.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were percentage points out of first place at this time last week. They then moved into a tie for first place with the Cleveland Browns last Thursday night after the Browns pounded the Bengals in Cincinnati.

The Steelers enjoyed their shared time at the top of the division for three days. A 20-13 loss to the New York Jets Sunday dropped them into a tie with the Baltimore Ravens, behind both the Browns and Bengals.

That’s the way the North is right now, it’s a jumbled mess,” Pittsburgh defensive end Brett Keisel said after the Steelers fell to 6-4. “Everyone’s kind of right there together, and we need to assert ourselves and make sure with these last few games that we’ve got that we continue to work and continue to stay in the hunt.”

Brett had two tackles and a sack against the Jets.