Steelers: Backup QB Roethlisberger leads win over Browns
By Kim Myers
The Steelers might just have something with this backup quarterback. Ben Roethlisberger entered the game after Landry Jones injured his left ankle on his first series. It was his first time entering the game as a backup since his rookie season when he took over for Tommy Maddox.
If the Steelers’ injury situation wasn’t so frustrating it would be at a comical level right now with Landry Jones unable to complete the start. The bye week surely couldn’t have come at a better time. Either could playing the Browns, apparently.
Neither team could run the ball with neither team having any rushing yards by halftime. DeAngelo Williams led the Steelers with 54 rushing yards on 17 carries, most of them coming in the fourth quarter. Johnny Manziel led the Browns in rushing with 17 yards on 3 carries.
The Browns were about as Browns as they could be on Sunday with 3 turnovers and twelve penalties for a whopping 188 yards. Even when they scored a touchdown Travis Coons, the Browns’ placekicker missed the PAT. Because, Cleveland.
Antonio Brown was inhuman again, this time grabbing 10 receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns. One with a perfectly executed front flip. Martavis Bryant had a day as well with 178 yards on six catches with a touchdown for himself. Bryant also had a fumble that negated a beautiful fingertip catch.
On the defensive side of the ball the Steelers defense put Manziel on the ground six times and Mike Mitchell continues to lead the team in interceptions, with his third interception.
Ben Roethlisberger moved to 13th on the NFL’s All-Time passing yards list today, passing up Kerry Collins after passing both Joe Montana and Johnny Unitas in his last start. Roethlisberger finished the day with 379 passing yards going 22 of 33 with three touchdowns and one interception en route to a 30-9 win. I think the Steelers may just consider starting this Roethlisberger guy some more.
Ice up, guys! The Steelers enter the bye week at 6-4.
Here we go Steelers! Here we go!