UnitedHealthcare Health insurance that includes all Western PA hospitals
Tuesday October 13 2015
Leave this field empty.

Steelers roll over Bills 38-7 in preseason action

PSR Logo
Ben Roethlisberger finished 17 of 24 for 169 yards passing, including a 6-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown to cap a 98-yard drive in the final seconds of the first half. Brown also scored on a 39-yard TD pass from Byron Leftwich a minute into the second half in helping the Steelers to a 38-7 victory over the Bills.

The Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves on their own two yard line, but once again Ben Roethlisberger was able to work his magic leading to a touchdown.

This was just part of the Steelers 38-7 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

The Bills led 7-0 after one quarter, and the Steelers struggled to gain positive yards. The lone score was a one yard run from Fred Jackson.

The Steelers recovered from their slow start scoring two touchdowns in the second quarter. The first was a two yard run from Isaac Redman to tie the game.

The second touchdown came on the 98 yard drive. Roethlisberger completed a crucial pass to Jonathan Dwyer on a third and nine at their own three yard line that went for 33 yards. From there, the Steelers drove the ball down the field, until Antonio Brown redeemed himself his drops earlier in the game with a six yard touchdown.

In the third quarter, Byron Leftwich came in and on his first pass attempt, completed a 39 yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown. The drive was set up because of an interception from Troy Polamalu.

With the outcome of the game decided, Chris Rainey ran in for a 41 yard touchdown, showing off his speed.

In the game, Roethlisberger and Leftwich combined to go 22-32 for 269 yards and three touchdowns.

There was bad news for the Steelers though, as right guard David DeCastro was carted off the field with a right knee injury. Following the game, Head Coach Mike Tomlin said the injury was “partially severe” and many expect it may be season ending.

The Steelers are now 2-1 in the preseason, and will conclude with a game on Thursday against the Carolina Panthers. The kickoff will be 7 PM at Heinz Field.

There is a dynamic duo on the Pittsburgh sports scene, but they’re not playing at PNC Park. They play high school football in Pittsburgh’s City League. Brothers Timothy and James Jackson of Allderdice Dragons may be two of the most dangerous weapons in western Pennsylvania this fall.
Feature OneHSCOGOS2014
Belle Vernon junior wrestler Jarod Verkleeren has quietly become one of the most decorated athletes in the state.
Feature TwoHigh SchoolTop Story
In March, when the United States Women’s National Team announced their 23-woman roster, Gibsonia’s Meghan Klingenberg made her first World Cup team with very little fanfare.
Feature ThreeSports Bites
Belle Vernon's Derek Verkleeren blocked a fourth quarter punt that set up the winning touchdown as the Leopards beat rival Ringgold 13-12 in a hard-hitting, intense rivalry game that lived up to its billing.
Feature FourHigh SchoolHSCOGOS2014Press Room
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 1 Steelers TV Channel
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 2Xfinity HS FootballHigh School TV Channel
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 3PSR Video PiratesPirates TV Channel
Writing these season previews is the worst. Absolute drudgery. Formulaic, by-the-numbers journalism that every blogger living in their parents' basement takes a swipe at.
Blue LineCustom 1Top Story
For years, the most tantalizing prospects in the Penguins organization were their much-hyped young corps of defenseman. Those days are over, as most of that group is preparing to make an impact in the NHL - whether it's with the Pens or elsewhere.
Blue LineCustom 2
In western Pennsylvania, football is the sport that the natives follow most closely, and with two major programs, Pitt and Penn State, most of the attention is divided among the two of them.
Custom 3Small Colleges
The NHL season is upon us and the race to defend their Stanley cup has begun for the Chicago Blackhawks. Will Tampa's offense get the Lightning back the top in the east, or is this finally the season the Caps break through?
Blue LineCustom 4Top Story