Sunday, November 17, 2013

Steelers Beat Down Motown 37-27

Roethlisberger Shreds Lions 37-27

Steelers (4-6) burst out of the blocks early in their game against the Lions and then regained their momentum with a second half rally beating the Detroit Lions 37-27.

Roethlisberger was sharp. He had one of his best games of the season passing for 367 yards and four touchdowns including two TD's in the closing minutes of the game. WR Antonio Brown was impressive as well managing 147 yards on seven receptions. Two of those receptions were touchdowns.

The Steelers defense, asleep in the second quarter, awoke in the second half and shut down the Lions.

The Lions remain winless in Pittsburgh for the last 58 years. Pittsburgh owns Detroit with 12 of 14 wins in their history.

Perhaps Coach Tomlin summed the game best when he said, "Boy, that's a satisfying victory."

The Numbers
  • Roethlisberger was 29/45 with 367 yards and four TD's including zero interceptions.
  • Steelers passing dominated in play selection once again 63% vs. 38% rushing.
  • Rushing yards were negligible with Le'Veon Bell's 36 yards on 18 attempts. Bell also had four receptions for 52 yards.  Ben chalked up 12 yards himself.
  • On 7 receptions, Antonio Brown finished the day with 147 yards and two TD's.
  • Heath Miller added 67 yards on 8 receptions.
  • Cotchery had 48 yards on 3 receptions and one TD.
  • Wheaton  with 3 receptions totaled 38 yards.
  • At this time last season, Steelers were 6-4.

Next Game: Steelers at Browns Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. 1 p.m. ET

Fox Sports,, Yahoo Sports, USA Today