PITTSBURGH, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Vinny Testaverde drove New York 70 yards in 16 plays against Pittsburgh's No. 1 defense to open the game Thursday night and the Jets went on to down the Steelers, 16-6, to start the first full week of NFL exhibition play.
LaMont Jordan scored on a one-yard run at the end of the opening drive, one that took 8:38 off the clock. The march was kept alive when Pittsburgh had 12 men on the field when New York punted on fourth-and-three.
Jordan's touchdown was the only one of the game with New York's John Hall kicking field goals of 33 and 40 yards and teammate Danny Boyd adding one of 42 yards in the fourth quarter.
Todd Peterson accounted for Pittsburgh's points on field goals of 21 and 31 yards.
Testaverde was six of eight for 61 yards on the opening drive and sat out the rest of the night. Pittsburgh's Kordell Stewart was five of seven for 80 yards in first-quarter action. Although he could not get his team in the end zone, the Steelers' Tommy Maddox completed 12 of 16 passes for 147 yards without throwing an interception.
New York's Bryan Thomas, the 22nd overall pick in this year's draft out of Alabama-Birmingham, blocked a punt and forced an interception in the fourth quarter when he hit quarterback Tee Martin.
Steelers second-round pick Antwaan Randle El, who was a quarterback as a collegian but has been moved to wide receiver, had four catches for 33 yards. He also ran an end around for 11 yards.
In action Friday night, Cincinnati will be at Buffalo, Jacksonville at Atlanta, Detroit at Baltimore and Oakland at Dallas.