1:00 PM ET, October 11, 2009
Ford Field, Detroit, MI
DETROIT -- The Pittsburgh Steelers avoided losing another game in the fourth quarter.Their fans helped out -- on the road.
• The Steelers earned their first road win of the season behind Ben Roethlisberger, who went 23-for-30 for 277 yards with 3 TDs and an interception.
• The Steelers are now 10-0 against the Lions on Sundays since 1963 (they are 0-2 in two Thanksgiving games).
• The Steelers had seven sacks in the game, led by James Harrison who had three and also forced a fumble. Harrison now has six sacks in his last three games.
• This was the fourth consecutive game that the Lions scored first in (or held a lead in for that matter), but they have won just one of the four.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
How Steelers sacked Lions
The Steelers were dominant on the Lions' final drive of the game to secure the win. With the Lions 34 yards from a potential game-tying touchdown, here's how the Steelers' defense fared on the Lions' final seven offensive plays.
-- ESPN Stats and Information
Lions WR Calvin Johnson (right knee) left in the first quarter and was hobbled as he simply tried to walk after the game. ... Pittsburgh S Troy Polamalu (left knee) and RB Willie Parker (left toe) were inactive. ... Lions LB Larry Foote, who spent his first seven seasons with the Steelers, hugged and chatted with his former teammates in their locker room after the game. "We still love Foote," Ward said. "Regardless, he's still a part of this organization." ... Roethlisberger said he's excited to be scheduled to make an upcoming appearance -- via satellite from his home -- on "The Jay Leno Show."
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.4||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-3||0-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|FG||9:10||Jason Hanson 46 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 51 yds, 4:48
|TD||6:50||Rashard Mendenhall 7 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 78 yds, 2:21
|FG||2:28||Jason Hanson 46 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 37 yds, 4:21
|TD||10:45||Heath Miller 15 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 75 yds, 6:46
|TD||7:01||William James 38 Yard Interception Return (Jason Hanson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 23 yds, 2:12
|TD||3:57||Hines Ward 17 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 52 yds, 3:01
|TD||6:13||Mike Wallace 47 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 61 yds, 2:09
|TD||5:03||Dennis Northcutt 25 Yard Pass From Daunte Culpepper (Jason Hanson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 82 yds, 2:58