1:00 PM ET, September 26, 2010
Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
TAMPA, Fla. -- Charlie Batch doesn't pretend to be a savior.His job is to help Pittsburgh continue winning while Ben Roethlisberger is on suspension, and the 35-year-old quarterback just wants to do his part."These opportunities don't come often right now," the 13-year veteran said Sunday after making his first start in nearly three years and helping the Steelers remain unbeaten with a 38-13 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
• In his first start since 2007, Charlie Batch threw for 186 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
• The Steelers' 38 points were their most since scoring 38 against the Chargers in Week 4 of the 2009 season.
• Mike Wallace tallied 100 yards receiving on just three catches and scored touchdowns of 41 and 46 yards.
• Wallace became the first Steeler since Louis Lipps in 1988 to have two touchdown catches of 40 or more yards in the same game.
• Rashard Mendenhall had his fifth 100-yard rushing day, going for 143 yards and a touchdown for Pittsburgh.
• The Steelers are now 8-1 all-time against the Buccaneers.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Steelers visited Raymond James Stadium for the first time since winning the Super Bowl there two seasons ago. ... Ward has caught a pass in 181 consecutive games. ... Blount led Tampa Bay with 27 yards rushing on 6 attempts.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.9||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|FG||12:17||Connor Barth 40 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 9 yds, 1:57
|TD||8:04||Mike Wallace 46 Yard Pass From Charlie Batch (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 45 yds, 0:53
|FG||14:14||Connor Barth 24 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 15 plays, 74 yds, 8:45
|TD||10:26||Rashard Mendenhall 3 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 67 yds, 3:49
|TD||7:25||Mike Wallace 41 Yard Pass From Charlie Batch (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 44 yds, 0:47
|TD||0:23||Hines Ward 9 Yard Pass From Charlie Batch (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 79 yds, 4:02
|FG||2:28||Jeff Reed 24 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 53 yds, 4:21
|TD||15:00||Brett Keisel 79 Yard Interception Return (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 63 yds, 2:39
|TD||2:00||Legarrette Blount 1 Yard Run (Connor Barth Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 68 yds, 4:09