The Packers got rolling again to start the second quarter with Matt Flynn hitting James Boykin for a 21-yard gain, and a 15-yard roughing the passer call on Cam Heyward was tacked on. Vince Williams held Eddie Lacy to a one-yard gain, and Flynn scrambled and was held to a one-yard gain. On third-and-eight Flynn hit Jordy Nelson for an eight-yard gain, but the play was negated when Josh Sitton was called for a facemask against Jason Worilds, giving the Packers a third-and-23. Flynn had nowhere to go on the play, and was sacked by Worilds for a two-yard loss.
Antonio Brown put the Steelers in good field position with a 41-yard punt return to the Green Bay 48-yard line. The offense wasn’t able to take advantage though, after Le’Veon Bell was stopped for no gain on a third-and-two forcing another Steelers’ punt.
The defense came up with another stop, and the Steelers offense went back to work. Ben Roethlisberger hit Brown for 18 yards, but couldn’t connect with him deep. On third-and-nine Roethlisberger was sacked by Clay Matthews for a five-yard loss.
Flynn got the Packers offense in gear with a 21-yard completion to James Jones and Eddie Lacy added 11 yards. Jordy Nelson added an eight-yard carry and Lacy broke through the middle for 11 yards to the Steelers 14-yard line. Lacy went off left end for a 14-yard touchdown to give the Packers a 14-7 lead.
Emmanuel Sanders returned the kickoff 46 yards to give the Steelers a chance to get on the board before the half. Felix Jones had a seven-yard carry and Heath Miller added a six-yard reception. Roethlisberger hit Jerricho Cotchery for nine yards to set up a third-and-one. Bell broke free for a 10 yard gain, With time running out in the half Shaun Suisham hit a 31-yard field goal to close the gap to 14-10 at halftime.
Halftime: Steelers 10, Packers 14
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The Packers won the toss and elected to receive, but a fired up Steelers’ defense forced a three and out after Lawrence Timmons sacked Matt Flynn for an eight yard loss on third-and-two.
Le’Veon Bell got things going for the Steelers with an 11-yard run and Heath Miller added a six-yard reception. But penalties backed the Steelers up, forcing a Mat McBriar punt.
Flynn went to work from the Packers 13-yards line, driving them down the field where he connected with James Boykin for a five-yard touchdown pass to cap a 13 play, 87 yard drive in 5:19 for a 7-0 lead.
Bell got the call again to open the drive, rushing for two yards and then breaking free for a 22-yard gain. Ben Roethlisberger went to the air, hitting Antonio Brown for a 36-yard gain to the Packers 13-yard line. Bell added a two-yard carry and fought for seven more. On third and one he converted with a three-yard carry. Roethlisberger found a wide open Emmanuel Sanders in the end zone for the three-yard touchdown to tie it at 7-7 at the end of the first quarter.
First Quarter – Steelers 7, Packers 7
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Turnovers were the story early on in the second half, when Troy Polamalu forced a fumble and Ziggy Hood recovered. The Bengals got the ball right back when Adam Jones intercepted Ben Roethlisberger at the Bengals two-yard line.
The Steelers defense held strong, shutting down the Bengals and putting the ball back in Roethlisberger’s hands. Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for 20 yards and added a 13-yard pass to Heath Miller. Le’Veon Bell took it for six yards, and a taunting call gave the Steelers a first down at the Bengals’ 11-yard line. The drive stopped a the three-yard line, and Shaun Suisham hit a 26-yard field goal attempt for a 30-7 lead with 6:18 to play in the third quarter.
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The offense stayed hot in the second quarter, with Roethlisberger hitting Emmanuel Sanders for 21 and 12 yards and then added a nine-yard pass to Heath Miller. Bell rattled off an eight-yard carry, and Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for 11 yards to the five-yard line. On third down Roethlisberger’s pass to Jerricho Cotchery in the end zone was broken-up, bringing on Shaun Suisham for a 25-yard field goal and 24-0 lead.
Brandon Tate gave the Bengals life with a 52-yard kickoff return to the Steelers 47-yard line. Andy Dalton hit A.J. Green for 19 yards and Giovani Bernard added a seven-yard run. Dalton added a nine-yard completion to Green to the 12-yard line. Bernard capped the drive with a one-yard touchdown run, to cut the lead to 24-7 with 5:14 to play in the half.
The Steelers offense went right back to work with Felix Jones going off left guard for 12 yards and Roethlisberger hitting Miller for nine yards. Jonathan Dwyer went up the middle for five yards, and added another 10 yards. The offense slowed after that, bringing Suisham back on for a 45-yard field goal attempt that sailed through the uprights to extend the lead to 27-7.
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The Steelers won the toss and came out strong on the opening drive. Le’Veon Bell caught a short pass for five yards and a facemask penalty tacked on another 15 yards. Bell added a four-yard run and then working out of the no huddle Ben Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for 12 yards. Bell added a four and one yard run, but on third down was stopped short after just a two-yard gain, forcing a punt.
The Bengals started at their own seven-yard line, and a strong stand by the defense quickly shut them down. Andy Dalton completed a nine-yard pass to A.J. Green, but Troy Polamalu broke up Dalton’s pass and Ben-Jarvis Green-Ellis was held for no gain.
Bengals’ punter Kevin Huber mishandled the snap, and was tackled by Will Allen for a 15-yard loss at the one-yard line. The Steelers took advantage with a one-yard touchdown run by Bell for a 7-0 lead.
The defense, fueled by an eight-yard sack by Ziggy Hood, held the Bengals again, giving the offense another shot. Bell bulled his way for a nine-yard reception, and added one for the first down. Roethlisberger hit Heath Miller for a four-yard gain, but Bell was stopped for no gain on the next play. On third down James Harrison stopped Jerricho Cotchery for only a two-yard gain. The Steelers went for it on fourth down, and it paid off with a 16-yard completion to Bell. Bell added a two-yard run and on the next play Roethlisberger had all day and found Brown in the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown and 14-0 lead.
After another stop by the defense, the Steelers came up big again with a 67-yard punt return for a touchdown by Antonio Brown for a 21-0 lead. On the play Huber was hit, was down on the field for several minutes, but walked off the field.
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The fourth quarter opened with the action continuing. Ben Roethlisberger hit Jerricho Cotchery for a 16-yard touchdown to put the Steelers back on top, 28-24. The drive was 11 plays, 78 yards, and took 4:56 off the clock.
The Steelers defense came up with a big stop on the Dolphins next possession, with Jason Worilds ending it with a sack.
The offense wasn’t able to capitalize, but the defense again came on strong. LaMarr Woodley brought pressure on Ryan Tannehill forcing him to throw the ball away. Daniel Thomas was held to a three-yard loss, tackled by Lawrence Timmons and Woodley. On third down Will Gay stopped Brian Hartline short of the first down, forcing the Dolphins to punt.
Roethlisberger came out firing, hitting Cotchery for 19 yards to the Dolphins 44-yard line. Two penalties backed the Steelers up to the Steelers 47-yard line, before Antonio Brown got five yards back on a screen pass. The Steelers had to punt, though, after Roethlisberger’s third down pass was broken up.
It would be another big play that would have an impact, but this time it was Daniel Thomas who had a 55 yard run before being tracked down by Will Gay. Charles Clay broke free from tacklers for a 12-yard touchdown reception to put the Dolphins up 31-28.
The Steelers got the ball back at their own 10-yard line, but after three incomplete passes and just 2:33 to play, went for it on fourth down. Roethlisberger scrambled, but came up short with just an eight yard gain.
The Dolphins took over on the Steelers nine-yard line following a personal foul penalty. Caleb Sturgis added a field goal, to put the Dolphins up 34-28.
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The Dolphins got the ball to start the second half and marched down the field on 9 plays, 80 yards in 4:10, culminating with a Daniel Thomas four-yard touchdown run to extend their lead to 17-7. Cornerback Ike Taylor suffered a rib injury during the series, but returned to the game.
Big plays played a big role on the next drive. Heath Miller gave the offense a needed shot in the arm with a 31-yard reception to the Dolphins 43-yard line. Antonio Brown then lit it up with a 43-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown, closing the gap to 17-14.
Another big play paid dividends, but this time it was on defense. Troy Polamalu intercepted Ryan Tannehill and returned it 19-yards for a touchdown to give the Steelers a 21-17 lead.
The Dolphins came right back though, driving down the field for a four-yard touchdown reception by Brian Hartline for the 24-21 lead.
End of 3rd Quarter: Steelers 21, Dolphins 24
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Emmanuel Sanders gave the Steelers good field position with a 26-yard kickoff return to the 35-yard line. Le’Veon Bell wen up the middle for four yards, but Chris Clemons broke up a pass to Heath Miller that would have been a first down. The Steelers were forced to punt after Antonio Brown couldn’t pull in a first down grab.
The Dolphins looked like they were going to move the ball on their ensuing drive, with Daniel Thomas going off right guard for three yards and Ryan Tannehill hitting Dion Sims for a seven-yard gain. On the next play Tannehill couldn’t hold on to the ball and was sacked by Jason Worilds for a seven-yard loss. After two incompletions the Dolphins were forced to punt.
It would be the Dolphins defense that would come up big when Cameron Wake sacked Ben Roethlisberger, forcing a fumble that Randy Starks recovered. The Dolphins took advantage, with Tannehill capping their drive with a six-yard touchdown pass to Charles Clay for the 10-7 lead.
Halftime: Steelers 7, Dolphins 10
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The Ravens got the ball back late in the third quarter and Joe Flacco and Jacoby Jones connected again, this time for 34 yards before the quarter came to a close. The defense kept the Ravens out of the end zone again, bringing on Justin Tucker for a 45-yard field goal, extending the lead to 19-7.
Ben Roethlisberger, working out of the no-huddle, found Le’Veon Bell for seven yards, Emmanuel Sanders for five and back to Bell for nine yards. After two incomplete passes, Roethlisberger converted a key third-and-10, finding Antonio Brown at the eight-yard line for a 19-yard gain. Roethlisberger hit Heath Miller for seven yards, and then Bell got the one-yard touchdown, cutting the lead to 19-14.
The Ravens added another Justin Tucker field goal, his fifth of the night, to extend the lead to 22-7 with 5:43 to play in the game.
The Steelers came back with Roethlisberger completing passes to Antonio Brown for 19 yards and Heath Miller for seven, five and 13 yards. A facemask call gave the Steelers a second-and-24, and Roethlisberger hit Bell for 29 yards to the 20-yard line. Roethlisberger hit Miller for a 19-yard gain to the one-yard line. Bell was stopped on first down for no gain. On second-and-goal Bell looked like he had scored, but took a hit to the head, losing his helmet and having to be helped off the field. Because he lost his helmet, the play was ruled dead when the helmet came off at the one yard line.
On third down Roethlisberger’s pass to Will Johnson was incomplete at the goal line, and on the play the center Fernando Velsaco was knocked out of the game and replaced by Cody Wallace. On fourth down, with just 1:06 to play, Roethlisberger hit Jerricho Cotchery for the one-yard touchdown, pulling within two at 22-20. The Steelers went for the two-point conversion, but Sanders wasn’t able to pull it in.
The Steelers attempted the onsides kick, but it failed to go 10 yards and the Ravens held on to win 22-20.
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The Steelers started from their own 15-yard line, and Ben Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for 11 yards and Emmanuel Sanders for five yards. Le’Veon Bell got it on the direct snap out of the wildcat for a six-yard gain, but was stopped by Elvis Dumervil for no gain on the next play. On second-and-10 Roethlisberger moved the chains when he scrambled for an 11-yard gain. The Steelers faced a third-and-nine from their own 49-yard line, and Roethlisberger came up big in the air this time, hitting Sanders for a 15-yard gain. After failing to convert on their next third down, Shaun Suisham lined up for a field goal attempt, but the attempt was botched and Suisham was tackled for a 12-yard loss and the Ravens took over on downs.
Aided by a 26-yard pass interference penalty on Ike Taylor, and a nine-yard scramble by Joe Flacco on third-and-eight, the Ravens moved the ball to the Steelers 16-yard line. The defense tightened the reins, with Lawrence Timmons stopping Ray Rice for no gain and Jason Worilds sacking Flacco, forcing a fumble the Ravens recovered. The Ravens had to settle for a 43-yard Justin Tucker field goal, extending their lead to 10-0.
The Steelers went three-and-out on their next possession, giving the Ravens the ball back with 1:50 to play in the half. Ray Rice was stopped after a one-yard reception, and Dallas Clark pulled in an eight yard grab. Rice added a two-yard carry to keep the drive going. Flacco hit Rice for seven yards, but a false start pushed the Ravens back five yards. The Ravens let the clock run out, going into the half up 10-0.
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The Ravens would strike on their first possession when Joe Flacco went to the air, hitting Torrey Smith for 54 yards to the one-yard line. On first down Ray Rice was stopped for no gain, and then Flacco was sacked by Jason Worilds for a six-yard loss. On third-and-seven Flacco hit Smith in the end zone, giving the Ravens a 7-0 lead with 9:18 to play in the first quarter.
Ben Roethlisberger got the offense rolling, hitting Antonio Brown for eight yards and a first down. Roethlisberger added completions to Emmanuel Sanders for three yards, Jerricho Cotchery for five yards and Heath Miller for 12 yards. Le’Veon Bell added a four-yard gain to the Ravens 37-yard line, but the Steelers weren’t able to convert on third down and were forced to punt.
End of First Quarter, Steelers 0, Ravens 7
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After stopping the Steelers on their second drive the Browns went to work from their own 19-yard line. After two short completions, Jason Campbell hit Jordan Cameron, and converted another third down Chris Ogbonnaya for 11 yards. Ogbonnaya went off right guard for three yards before the first quarter ended. Campbell hit Fozzy Whittaker for a five yard gain, but on third down Cam Heyward sacked Campbell for a seven-yard loss, forcing a punt.
The Browns stopped the Steelers deep, forcing a Mat McBriar punt that went just 41 yards to the Browns 47-yard line. Campbell went back to Cameron for 10 yards, then came right back to him for a four-yard completion. A false start backed the Browns up, and on third down Troy Polamalu broke up Campbell’s pass while Jason Worilds applied the pressure, ending the drive.
The Steelers took over at their own 10-yard line, and despite completions to Antonio Brown of 12, 9 and 17 yards the drive stalled.
Campbell connected with Josh Gordon for 10-yards, and Whittaker added a four-yard carry. On second-and six Campbell was hit by Worilds, forcing him to the sidelines and replaced at quarterback by Brandon Weeden. Weeden couldn’t connect with Cameron, forcing another Browns’ punt.
The Steelers went to work quickly, with Roethlisberger hitting Emmanuel Sanders for 11 yards to the Cleveland 41-yard line. Roethlisberger found Brown deep on the next play, connecting with his number one target for a 41-yard touchdown and 10-3 Steelers lead on a drive that took just 44 seconds.
Campbell returned at quarterback for the Browns on the next drive and got them rolling with a 16 and 10-yard completion to Gordon. The defense came up big when Troy Polamalu forced an Ogbonnaya fumble and recovered, giving the Steelers the ball back at their own 46-yard line.
Campbell returned at quarterback for the Browns on the next drive and got them rolling with 16 and 10-yard completions to Gordon. The defense came up big when Troy Polamalu forced an Ogbonnaya fumble and recovered, giving the Steelers the ball back at their own 46-yard line.
The Steelers went to work and Le’Veon Bell took it for 12 yards, then Roethlisberger hit Sanders for eight yards and Heath Miller for eight and 13 yards to the Browns’ 14-yard line. After spiking the ball and two incomplete passes, the Steelers brought on Shaun Suisham to extend the lead to 13-3 at the half.
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The Lions drove down to the Steelers 31-yard line on the opening drive, but on fourth-and-three the defense held strong and Matt Stafford couldn’t connect with Calvin Johnson.
The Steelers took over on downs and went to work. Le’Veon Bell opened it up with a 13-yard run, and Ben Roethlisberger hit Heath Miller for completions of five and nine yards. A false start gave the Steelers a third-and-11 and Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for 11 yards and a first down. Roethlisberger went right back to Brown for a short pass that Brown ran in for a 34-yard touchdown, giving the Steelers a 7-0 lead.
After holding the Lions again, the offense went to work fast. Antonio Brown pulled in a 13-yard reception to convert a third down. On the next play Brown turned on the afterburners again, catching a short pass and taking it for a 47-yard touchdown, capping a four-play, 63 yard drive that took just 1:19 and gave the Steelers a 14-0 lead.
Brown finished the first quarter with four receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
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The defense set the Steelers up for their next score when Ryan Clark intercepted E.J. Manuel at the 50-yard line and returned it 37 yards to the 13-yard line. The offense wasn’t able to get it into the end zone, but Shaun Suisham came on for a 37-yard field goal, extending the lead to 20-3.
A fired-up defense shut the Bills down on their ensuing drive with sacks by Jarvis Jones and Cam Heyward to force the punt.
Antonio Brown put the Steelers right back in scoring position with a 50-yard punt return to the Bills 11-yard line. Bell had gains of one and five yards, but on third down Roethlisberger’s pass to Heath Miller in the end zone was broken up. Suisham came through with a 23-yard field goal for the 23-3 lead.
The Bills added a last second touchdown, to pull within 23-10 with just three seconds to play.
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The Steelers got the second half rolling when Le’Veon Bell ran for eight yards and Ben Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for a 20-yard gain to the 47-yard line. Bell added a three-yard carry, but under pressure Roethlisberger threw incomplete to Heath Miller. Roethlisberger was sacked on the ensuing play, fumbled and recovered, but the Steelers had to punt after the 10-yard loss.
The Steelers stopped the Bills on their next drive, and started off with good field position on Antonio Brown’s 24-yard punt return to the 42-yard line. Roethlisberger hit Brown, who took it to the 18-yard line for a 40-yard gain, putting him over the 100-yard mark at 102 yards receiving on the day. Bell took it up the middle for four-yards to the 14-yard line. Bell added a three-yard gain, but on third down Roethlisberger’s pass to Brown was incomplete in the end zone. Shaun Suisham came on for the 29-yard field goal, but the Bills were called for encroachment, giving the Steelers new life. Roethlisberger connected with Brown for two-yards to the four-yard line and then Bell pounded it up the middle for a four-yard touchdown, extending the Steelers lead to 17-3.
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Steelers receiver Antonio Brown will be featured in the NFL RUSH ZONE: Season of the Guardians, an animated series that will appear on Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons Network on Sept. 15, at 11 am and re-air on NFL Network on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 AM. Brown’s animated character will help fight off evil villains in the episode.
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