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- Updated: November 17, 2013
PITTSBURGH, Pa– Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers were down 27-20 to the Detroit Lions and their amazing offense. The 2nd half came though and the Steelers defense locked down and Roethlisberger led the team to 17 unanswered points to win the game and move the team to 4-6. Remember those trade rumors surrounding Big Ben? He had this to say last week on trade rumors “I’ve always said that I want to be a Steeler for life. I love it here. I’m happy here.” Well after a 4 touchdown performance Steeler fans seem to agree with Roethlisberger.
Calvin Johnson was the highlight of the first half putting up huge numbers for Detroit. Megatron snagged 6 receptions for 179 yards and 2 scores. The Steelers made half time adjusments and held Johnson to no catches in the 2nd half. Thats right.. No catches for the best wide receiver in football the 2nd half. The Lions also were not able to get the explosive Reggie Bush going either with 12 carries for 31 yards and just 2 catches for the elite running back. Joique Bell ran for the only touchdown for either team for the Lions and led the game with just 49 yards rushing. Matthew Stafford struggled completing 19 passes out of 46 for 2 touchdowns and an interception. Part of his struggles were due to not being able to find his number 1 receiver the entire 2nd half and the Lions were shut out after putting up 27 in the 1st half.
Roethlisberger hit 8 different receivers and hit 3 for touchdowns including star Antonio Brown who grabbed 2 touchdown passes and 7 catches and took some of the glory away from Megatron’s amazing 1st half. The Steelers offense was clicking all day even with Le’Veon Bell managing just 36 yards on the ground. Big Ben lead the way though and the Steelers appear to still have a chance to make the playoffs if they continue to play well on both sides of the ball. The Steelers also held on to the ball all game and forced 2 fumbles and picked off a Stafford pass. With a good turnover differential and franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at the helm this team still has a fighting chance as they face conference foe Cleveland(4-6) next week and Baltimore(4-5) the week after and still have a game against division leader the Cincinnati Bengals. The Lions drop to 6-4 but for now are still in 1st of the NFC North.
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