Roethlisberger Throws 2 TDs In 14-3 Win Over Browns

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Ben Roethlisberger, who threw two TDs and one interception, played through an ankle injury to lead the Steelers to a 14-3 win over the Cleveland Browns Thursday night.

The Steelers were leading 7-3 when Roethlisberger went down in the second quarter. He should have thrown the ball away, but because he didn’t he got pounded and landed on his ankle awkwardly.

Roethlisberger hobbled off the field to the locker room. His X-rays were negative and he came back for the second half.

With 2:52 left in the fourth quarter, Roethlisberger threw a 79-yard pass to Antonio Brown.

Colt McCoy passed for 209 yards but also threw two interceptions for the Browns (4-9), who lost for the 15th time in their last 16 meetings with the Steelers.

McCoy left briefly in the fourth quarter after taking a crashing helmet-to-helmet hit from Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison. The second-year quarterback laid motionless on the ground before making his way to the sideline.

Seneca Wallace filled in, leading Browns to the Pittsburgh 5. McCoy returned but he wasn’t the same. He was flagged for intentional grounding on his first play back to push the ball back to the Pittsburgh 16. He tried to hit Mohamed Massaquoi in the end zone on the next snap, but Pittsburgh’s William Gay easily stepped in front of it for an interception.

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One Comment

  1. Here We Go says:

    What will it take to draft good offense lineman!!! Quit being so cheap Colbert and Rooney. Wake up before you kill your quarterback. Another gaff of a game. Get ready for Harrison to sit out a game or two.

  2. Ravens Fan says:

    Oh boy yeunzz beat the Browns. Whoopy doo……. Enjoy your first place for three days until the boyz of baltimore put the smack down on the colts.
    See yeunzzz in Baltimore in the playoffs as a wild card team and the end you your season as we go down the road to Indy for the Superbowl!!

    Yeunzz have a nice day and learn how to talk!

    1. JeffReed says:

      It will be fun watching Therapist and the Steelers roll into that sh@@hole town of yours and knock you out of the playoffs.

      1. Ravens Fan says:

        …….and Raplisburger will be there I guess to!!!! He will hear that great chant in Baltimore “NO MEANS NO”!!!! And when my man Ray Lewis levels him in one of his many great sacks, that will just be AWSOME!
        Yeunzz hae fun

  3. Ravens Fan says:

    Yeunzz know what is awsome, when my man Ray Lewis takes the field and he does that electrifing dance at M&T Bank Stadium. Man let me tell you, you can just feel the energy off my man!

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