Ben Roethlisberger leads Steelers past Lions: ‘Boy, that’s a satisfying victory’


Ben Roethlisberger passed for 367 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 37-27 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

“Boy, that’s a satisfying victory,” coach Mike Tomlin said after the game. “A good, tough week for us, not only in terms of the game but from a preparation standpoint. We had some guys that had to step up, obviously.”

Tomlin was asked about the swirling Roethlisberger trade rumors.

“I don’t play ball with the rumors,” he said. “That’s not within our control. He had a good week’s preparation. We knew we were playing a good football team, a team that’s capable of ringing up the scoreboard. We realized that would require us to do similar things. I just thought he did a nice job administering the offense.”

Antonio Brown caught seven passes for 147 yards and two scores to help the Steelers win their second straight and kept the Lions winless in Pittsburgh for 58 years and counting.

“We’ve got a big time wideout of our own,” Tomlin said of Brown. “Not a lot was written and said about him, of course, leading up to the game. But we think he is capable of affecting the outcome of games, much like their guy.”

Matthew Stafford became the Lions’ all-time leading passer after he threw for 362 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in the loss.  Calvin Johnson caught six passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns.

“It might just have been what they didn’t do,” Tomlin said of Johnson, who didn’t have a catch in the second half. “That guy is an awesome football player.”

Tomlin said Emmanuel Sanders hurt his right foot in the game and will be evaluated this week, while Stevenson Sylvester has a right hamstring injury.

The Steelers are now 4-6 after starting the season 0-4.  They trail the 7-4 Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North, and will play the Cleveland Browns next Sunday.

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  • Bob Graff

    Great win !! The problems for the future still remain but they are righting the ship. The biggest and most obvious thing was that the slow down deliberate playing calling was minimal and when it was used we went 3 and out every time. Just more evidence that he needs to go[today would be fine]. The no huddle where Ben was in control was the best offense we have had in 2 years. Anyways great win you never know from here on out just keep that idiot haley at arms length. [ no bubble screens no draws up the middle wasted plays]

  • Bruhar NZ

    Gr8 win good to see the steeler scoring of the first to drives, but a rollercoaster after that,
    Really pleasing to see the resolve of the steelers to never give up, and liking the no huddle play calling from Big Ben, he is truly under rated in this league and so pleased he’s our QB,
    Also Antonio Brown was awesome, top marks also to David De Castro and L Bell, just a good solid team victory, wish we could of started the season like that, never mind one game at a time ahh, Go the Steelers! And keep the no huddle offence. Yeaaaaaah.

  • Troy Gilmore Jr.

    Big damn deal so out team won yesterday that still does not take away the fact that the defense gave up 327 yards in the first half are you kidding me here.That defense of Taylor,Gay,Clark,Allen,Polamalu they are old and it is time to get some new blood back there.I mean Taylor was so far off Megatron I could had drove a car through the space between them he is skinny and old plain and simple.And Roethlisberger,he has a lot of damn nerve thinking the team revolves around and that he wants new contract and twenty million dollars HELL NO!! he does not deserve that what so ever,you use that money to get new players in the draft.Roethlisberger,has not player that well all season to rate that type of money.What just because he threw for four touchdowns and 367 yards he rates that big damn deal.Get a new defense out there next season because this one stinks,It is time for change and if Roethlisberger,does not like it than show him the door as well.Rooney’s clean up ur team our team Steeler Nation OK!!