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|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|FG||12:10||Connor Barth 40 Yd||0||3|
|TD||07:53||Mike Wallace 46 Yd Pass From Charlie Batch (Jeff Reed Kick)||7||3|
|FG||14:08||Connor Barth 24 Yd||7||6|
|TD||10:19||Rashard Mendenhall 3 Yd Run (Jeff Reed Kick)||14||6|
|TD||07:15||Mike Wallace 41 Yd Pass From Charlie Batch (Jeff Reed Kick)||21||6|
|TD||00:16||Hines Ward 9 Yd Pass From Charlie Batch (Jeff Reed Kick)||28||6|
|FG||02:23||Jeff Reed 24 Yd||31||6|
|TD||14:44||Brett Keisel 79 Yd Interception Return (Jeff Reed Kick)||38||6|
|TD||01:54||LeGarrette Blount 1 Yd Run (Connor Barth Kick)||38||13|
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