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During last night’s game against the Carolina Panthers, Ben Roethlisberger’s bookended his night with a pair of touchdown passes.
In between those two tosses, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback threw a trio of scores. On the night, Roethlisberger completed 22 of 25 passes for 328 yards and posted a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3.
Pittsburgh Dominates! Steelers explode for 7 TDs in their 52-21 blowout victory over the Panthers.
Ben Roethlisberger: 328 YDS, 5 TDs
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Hyped as a matchup between two teams with Super Bowl aspirations, Pittsburgh was dominant after falling behind 7-0 and won by a lopsided 52-21 margin.
“This is what we expected,” Roethlisberger said. “We knew we were going to have to put up a lot of points. We did that. The defense, they were playing like their hair was on fire.”
Big Ben was able to accomplish all that despite taking a dirty hit from defensive back Eric Reid, who was subsequently ejected.
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) November 9, 2018
Pittsburgh was able to explode on offense despite still being without Le’Veon Bell. Backup James Conner filled in admirably yet again with 65 rushing yards and a touchdown before leaving with a concussion.
Bell could be back next week, but there is still much to be determined.
With the win, the Steelers improved to 6-2-1 while the Panthers fell to 6-3.Read the full story at The Associated Press