Jones completed 29 of 47 passes for 281 yards with one touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 27-16 loss to the Patriots.
Other than an early interception in the end zone, Jones looked competent Sunday. On one particular drive in the second quarter, he showed nice touch on a 51-yard pass to Antonio Brown and later to Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 14-yard touchdown. He also had a second touchdown to Heyward-Bey nullified due to penalty. On a negative note, he led Pittsburgh to just six points in the second half, and didn't challenge New England on downfield throws. The Steelers have a bye next week, so it remains to be seen if Jones will make another start while Roethlisberger recovers from his current knee injury.
While Roethlisberger's recovery timetable is not necessarily cemented, it is known that Jones will start Sunday's game against the Patriots, at a minimum. Jones has much to prove before being considered a reliable fantasy option, but working in his favor is that the Steelers do boast a pair of top-notch pass-catching options in wideout Antonio Brown and running back Le'Veon Bell.
Jones played just one series in place of Ben Roethlisberger (knee), but will likely be the starter in Week 7 against the Patriots, as Big Ben has been diagnosed with a torn MCL. In seven games last season, Jones completed 32 of 55 passes for 513 yards, with three touchdowns and four interceptions.
Jones was able to move the offense, but his staggering total of four first half interceptions prevented the team from scoring on any drive. That said, his teammates and coaches defended him, with some wideouts claiming they were at fault for the interceptions for poor route running and lack of aggression on jump balls. He's still the
The fourth-year quarterback's 29-yard touchdown to Darius Heyward-Bey in the second quarter was essentially the highlight of the night for the
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