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fordfixer
10-18-2010, 01:07 AM
Steelers highlights/lowlights
October 18, 2010 - By Buck Frank bfrank@altoonamirror.com
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PITTSBURGH The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers' 28-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at Heinz Field:

Play of the game: With the Steelers leading 7-3 in the second quarter, the Browns' Joshua Cribbs took a direct snap from center and ran for 1 yard before getting smashed by Steelers linebacker James Harrison on a helmet-to-helmet hit. Cribbs' fumble was recovered by a teammate, but the Browns lost their best offensive and special teams player for the game with a head injury.

Offensive player of the game: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made his triumphant return from a four-game suspension by completing 16-of-27 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensive player of the game: Harrison had 10 solo tackles, 1.5 sacks, three quarterback hits, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. In addition to Cribbs, he also knocked out wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi.

Most telling statistic: The Steelers averaged 9.5 yards per pass play (including incompletions).

Hidden statistic: The Steelers have won 19 of the last 21 meetings with the Browns and now lead the all-time series, 61-50, after one time trailing, 32-9.

Best pass: Roethlisberger showed he was in midseason form by rolling out of the pocket, pointing to a spot and firing a bullet to rookie Emmanuel Sanders for 22 yards in the second quarter.

Worst pass: Roethlisberger overthrew running back Mewelde Moore on third-and-4 in the first quarter and was intercepted by Browns rookie Joe Haden.

Best run: Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall ran into a crowded line and bounced out to the left and dashed 25 yards before Browns safety Abram Elam caught him near the sideline.

Best catch: Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace out-battled Browns cornerback Eric Wright in the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

Best block: Mendenhall followed left guard Chris Kemoeatu and received another big block from right guard Doug Legursky to get into the end zone for a 2-yard score in the fourth quarter.

Missed block: Browns running back Peyton Hillis was beaten by Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley for a first-quarter sack of Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.

Best tackle: Steelers right tackle Flozell Adams made a pro wrestling takedown of Haden on his 62-yard interception return.

Best hit: Harrison crushed Massaquoi right after he caught a pass in the second quarter.

Missed tackle: Wright allowed Hines Ward to escape from him on a third-and-goal pass, and Ward ran over Sheldon Brown for an 8-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.

Worst coverage: Elam was little help on a 50-yard pass from Roethlisberger to Wallace in the third quarter that got the Steelers from their own 4 to the Browns' 46.

Best kick(s): Browns punter Reggie Hodges had three punts downed inside the 10-yard line and one fair-caught inside the 10.

Best return: Haden weaved his way around the field on his 62-yard interception return.

Best decision: The Steelers declined a penalty on Browns fullback Lawrence Vickers for illegally touching the ball at the Pittsburgh 37 with the Steelers holding a 7-3 lead in the third quarter. The resulting 1-yard gain was followed by a sack on third-and-9, forcing the Browns to punt.

Worst decision: The Browns accepted two penalties on back-to-back Steelers punts in the fourth quarter. On the third punt, Cleveland returner Chansi Stuckey fumbled the ball, setting up a Pittsburgh touchdown.

Best effort: Ward caught five passes for 54 yards and now has at least one reception in 183 straight games, tying him for fourth best all-time.

Unsung heroes: The Steelers' offensive line helped the team run for 121 yards and allowed no sacks of Roethlisberger.

NorthCoast
10-20-2010, 09:04 PM
Best tackle: Steelers right tackle Flozell Adams made a pro wrestling takedown of Haden on his 62-yard interception return.


No one else impressed by this?? I was absolutely shocked to see Flozell 62 yds down field to make the tackle (and a good one at that). I think this guy has more athleticism than Colon on his best day. This was a key pickup in the off-season and may make the FO rethink about signing Colon to a long-term deal. No way Colon is in the top 3 RT of the league like his agent seems to think.