1:00 PM ET, October 18, 2009
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Roethlisberger's 2 TD passes help Steelers to 12th win in row vs. Browns
Big Ben, Big Passing
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 417 yards against the Browns on Sunday, the most of any QB this season. Roethlisberger has had three 300-yard plus games and the Steelers are 3-0 in those contests (1-2 when he throws less than 300). The Pittsburgh QBs with the most pass yards in team history:
|'02 Tommy Maddox||Falcons||473|
|'06 Ben Roethlisberger||Broncos||433|
|'09 Ben Roethlisberger||Browns||417|
|'58 Bobby Layne||Cardinals||409|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• Both Hines Ward (159 yards) and Santonio Holmes (104 yards) topped the 100-yard receiving mark, the second time they've done that in the same game this season.
• Ben Roethlisberger threw for 417 yards, the fourth-highest total in Steelers history, and two TDs.
• Roethlisberger improved to 10-0 career vs. the Browns.
• The Steelers have now won 12 straight games against the Browns dating back to 2003.
• Cleveland is 1-5 for the first time since 2006.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Steelers hadn't produced 500 yards in 50 games -- while beating Cleveland 27-7 in 2006. ... The Steelers have won 18 of 19 against the Browns, counting a playoff game. ... Polamalu, who missed four games with a torn left knee ligament, discarded his protective brace after the pregame warmups. ... Browns LB Kamerion Wimbley (flu-like symptoms) did not play after having a sack in three consecutive games. LB D'Qwell Jackson left in the second half with an unspecified shoulder injury. ... Roethlisberger threw for 433 yards during a 31-20 loss to Denver in 2006.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.9||7.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||2-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||11:35||Heath Miller 8 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 85 yds, 4:36
|TD||4:38||Hines Ward 52 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 87 yds, 2:57
|TD||4:28||Joshua Cribbs 98 Yard Kickoff Return (Billy Cundiff Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 98 yds, 0:00
|FG||0:10||Jeff Reed 32 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 52 yds, 4:08
|TD||11:43||Lawrence Vickers 1 Yard Pass From Derek Anderson (Billy Cundiff Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 66 yds, 3:21
|TD||8:39||Rashard Mendenhall 2 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 79 yds, 3:07
|FG||5:47||Jeff Reed 39 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 55 yds, 6:11