Overcoming Penalties, Steelers Manage To Win
Depending how one defines "ugly" wins, this win just might fit that description. Despite racking up 87 yards in pass interference penalties including a personal foul penalty by Ryan Clark in the end zone, Steelers were able to rally back and beat the New York Giants 24-20.
Kudos are due to third-string back, Isaac Redman, who manged to run for 147 yards and scoring the winning touchdown with 4:02 left on the clock. He also found the Giant's soft spot by running up the middle all day. Mike Wallace (51 yards) and Emmanuel Sanders (4 yards) also scored touchdowns from Ben Roethlisberger. Wallace's touchdown appeared to give the Steelers the momentum they needed to pull the game out.
Steeler Corner, Steve McLendon, pressured Manning relentlessly. Ike Taylor's interception was the first interception by a Steeler corner this season. Chris Rainey had a respectable return of 68 yards.
This Steelers win snapped a Giants four game winning streak.
- Time of Possession: Steelers 35:15 to Giants 24:45.
- Play Selection for Steelers: 46% PASSING and 54% RUSHING.
- Roethlisberger: 21/30 for 216 yards. Two TD's and 1 Interception.
- Redman: 147 yards on 26 attempts. 1 touchdown.
- Wallace: 66 yards on 3 receptions. 1 touchdown.
- Cotchery: 50 yards on 4 receptions.
- Heath Miller: 48 yards on 4 receptions.
- Sanders: 20 yards on 2 receptions. 1 touchdown.
- Antonio Brown: 19 yards on 2 receptions.
- Steelers: 109 yards on five penalties.
- Steelers now: 5-3. One year ago: 6-2
Monday, Nov. 12 Steelers @ home Against Kansas City 8:30 p.m. ESPN
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