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Regular Season
Nov 08, 8:20 PM ET
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
FINAL
Q1Q2Q3Q4
7707
2110147
QUARTER 1
Carolina Panthers Logo
Carolina Panthers Logo
10:29
TOUCHDOWN
7 - 0
Christian McCaffrey 20 yd pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick)
PLAYS 9YDS 75POS 04:31
7 - 0
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
10:18
TOUCHDOWN
7 - 7
JuJu Smith-Schuster 75 yd pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick)
PLAYS 1YDS 75POS 00:11
7 - 7
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
10:05
TOUCHDOWN
7 - 14
Vince Williams 17 yd interception return (Chris Boswell kick)
PLAYS 0YDS 0POS 00:00
7 - 14
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
04:35
TOUCHDOWN
7 - 21
James Conner 2 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
PLAYS 8YDS 61POS 04:21
7 - 21
QUARTER 2
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
09:46
FIELD GOAL
7 - 24
Chris Boswell 50 yd FG
PLAYS 9YDS 60POS 05:01
7 - 24
Carolina Panthers Logo
Carolina Panthers Logo
05:04
TOUCHDOWN
14 - 24
Christian McCaffrey 25 yd pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick)
PLAYS 9YDS 73POS 04:42
14 - 24
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
03:08
TOUCHDOWN
14 - 31
Antonio Brown 53 yd pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick)
PLAYS 4YDS 75POS 01:56
14 - 31
QUARTER 3
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
08:18
TOUCHDOWN
14 - 38
Vance McDonald 12 yd pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick)
PLAYS 12YDS 75POS 06:42
14 - 38
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
00:18
TOUCHDOWN
14 - 45
Jesse James 8 yd pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick)
PLAYS 11YDS 65POS 05:48
14 - 45
QUARTER 4
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
14:55
TOUCHDOWN
14 - 52
Jaylen Samuels 6 yd pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick)
PLAYS 2YDS 9POS 00:15
14 - 52
Carolina Panthers Logo
Carolina Panthers Logo
05:35
TOUCHDOWN
21 - 52
Christian McCaffrey 1 yd run (Graham Gano kick)
PLAYS 7YDS 58POS 03:51
21 - 52
Carolina Panthers Logo
Carolina Panthers
Panthers
CAR
Pittsburgh Steelers Logo
Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers
PIT
29:25
TIME OF POSSESSION
30:35
18
FIRST DOWNS
25
242
TOTAL YARDS
457
147
PASSING YARDS
319
95
RUSHING YARDS
138
5-42
PENALTIES
1-24
107
TOTAL RETURN YARDS
37
56
TOTAL PLAYS
58
4.3
YARDS PER PLAY
7.9
0.0
PUNT RETURN AVG YARDS
10.0
21.0
KICK RETURN AVG YARDS
10.0
QUARTER 1
Panthers Touchdown 0 - 7
plays 9 yds 75 POS 4:31
15:00 Kickoff Chris Boswell kicks off to the endzone. Touchback.
15:00 1st and 10 at Car25 Christian McCaffrey rush to the left for 4 yards to the Car29. Tackled by Javon Hargrave.
14:25 2nd and 6 at Car29 Christian McCaffrey rush up the middle for 12 yards to the Car41. Tackled by Sean Davis.
14:01 1st and 10 at Car41 Cam Newton pass to the right to Jarius Wright for 7 yards to the Car48. Tackled by Jon Bostic.
13:32 2nd and 3 at Car48 Christian McCaffrey rush to the left for 21 yards to the Pit31. Tackled by Terrell Edmunds.
12:50 1st and 10 at Pit31 Christian McCaffrey rush up the middle for 1 yard to the Pit30. Tackled by Stephon Tuitt.
12:10 2nd and 9 at Pit30 Cam Newton incomplete pass to the left intended for Greg Olsen.
12:04 3rd and 9 at Pit30 Cam Newton rush up the middle for 8 yards to the Pit22. Tackled by L.J. Fort and Cameron Heyward.
11:19 4th and 1 at Pit22 Christian McCaffrey rush up the middle for 2 yards to the Pit20. Tackled by Coty Sensabaugh and Jon Bostic.
10:36 1st and 10 at Pit20 Cam Newton pass to the left to Christian McCaffrey for 20 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
10:29 Made Extra Point Graham Gano extra point is good.
Steelers Touchdown 7 - 7
plays 1 yds 75 POS 0:11
10:29 Kickoff Graham Gano kicks off to the endzone. Touchback.
10:29 1st and 10 at Pit25 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the left to JuJu Smith-Schuster for 75 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
10:18 Made Extra Point Chris Boswell extra point is good.
Panthers Interception 13 - 7
plays 1 yds -10 POS 0:05
10:18 Penalty Chris Boswell kicks off to the Car-3. Curtis Samuel return for 25 yards to Car22. Tackled by L.J. Fort and Darrius Heyward-Bey. Penalty: Holding on Carolina (Jermaine Carter Jr.) -10 yards.
10:13 1st and 10 at Car12 Cam Newton pass intended for Devin Funchess INTERCEPTED by Vince Williams and returned for 17 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
Steelers Touchdown 14 - 7
plays 0 yds 0 POS 0:08
10:05 Made Extra Point Chris Boswell extra point is good.
Panthers Punt
plays 3 yds 1 POS 1:09
10:05 Kickoff Chris Boswell kicks off to the endzone. Touchback.
10:05 1st and 10 at Car25 Christian McCaffrey rush up the middle for 1 yard to the Car26. Tackled by Javon Hargrave.
9:19 Time Out Carolina TIMEOUT.
9:19 2nd and 9 at Car26 Cam Newton incomplete pass to the left.
9:12 3rd and 9 at Car26 Cam Newton incomplete pass to the middle intended for D.J. Moore defensed by Coty Sensabaugh.
9:06 4th and 9 at Car26 Michael Palardy punts for 45 yards to Pit29. Ryan Switzer return for 10 yards to Pit39. Tackled by Colin Jones.
Steelers Touchdown 21 - 7
plays 8 yds 61 POS 4:21
8:56 1st and 10 at Pit39 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the right to Antonio Brown for 8 yards to the Pit47. Tackled by Donte Jackson.
8:22 2nd and 2 at Pit47 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the left to Antonio Brown for 6 yards to the Car47. Tackled by Eric Reid.
7:49 1st and 10 at Car47 JuJu Smith-Schuster rush to the left for 13 yards to the Car34. Tackled by Luke Kuechly.
7:11 1st and 10 at Car34 James Conner rush to the right for 3 yards to the Car31. Tackled by Kawann Short and Dontari Poe.
6:32 2nd and 7 at Car31 James Conner rush up the middle for 9 yards to the Car22. Tackled by Eric Reid.
5:50 1st and 10 at Car22 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the left to James Conner for 8 yards to the Car14. Tackled by Captain Munnerlyn and Luke Kuechly.
5:12 2nd and 2 at Car14 James Conner rush up the middle for 12 yards to the Car2. Tackled by Eric Reid.
4:39 1st and 2 at Car2 James Conner rush up the middle for 2 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
4:35 Made Extra Point Chris Boswell extra point is good.
Panthers
plays 8 yds 34 POS 4:48
4:35 Kickoff Chris Boswell kicks off to the endzone. Touchback.
4:35 1st and 10 at Car25 Cam Newton sacked at Car17 for a loss of 8 yards by Vince Williams.
3:51 2nd and 18 at Car17 Christian McCaffrey rush to the left for 13 yards to the Car30. Tackled by Sean Davis.
3:13 3rd and 5 at Car30 Cam Newton pass to the right to Devin Funchess for 15 yards to the Car45. Tackled by Coty Sensabaugh and Jon Bostic.
2:29 1st and 10 at Car45 Christian McCaffrey rush to the right for 3 yards to the Car48. Tackled by Joe Haden.
1:47 2nd and 7 at Car48 Cam Newton pass to the middle to Greg Olsen for 13 yards to the Pit39. Tackled by Coty Sensabaugh.
1:08 1st and 10 at Pit39 Cam Newton sacked at Pit44 for a loss of 5 yards by Cameron Heyward.
0:24 2nd and 15 at Pit44 Christian McCaffrey rush up the middle for 3 yards to the Pit41. Tackled by Javon Hargrave and Vince Williams.
QUARTER 2
Panthers Punt
plays 8 yds 34 POS 4:48
15:00 3rd and 12 at Pit41 Cam Newton incomplete pass to the middle intended for Devin Funchess.
14:56 4th and 12 at Pit41 Michael Palardy punts for 33 yards to Pit8. No return.
Steelers Made Field Goal 24 - 7
plays 9 yds 92 POS 5:01
14:47 1st and 10 at Pit8 James Conner rush to the right for 15 yards to the Pit23. Tackled by James Bradberry.
14:08 1st and 10 at Pit23 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the left to Roosevelt Nix for 11 yards to the Pit34. Tackled by Thomas Davis and Eric Reid.
13:27 1st and 10 at Pit34 Stevan Ridley rush up the middle for 2 yards to the Pit36. Tackled by Dontari Poe and Mike Adams.
12:42 2nd and 8 at Pit36 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the right to Roosevelt Nix for 6 yards to the Pit42. Tackled by Luke Kuechly.
11:59 3rd and 2 at Pit42 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the middle to Antonio Brown for 33 yards to the Car25. Tackled by Mike Adams.
11:18 1st and 10 at Car25 Ben Roethlisberger sacked at Car31 for a loss of 6 yards by Julius Peppers.
10:35 2nd and 16 at Car31 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the left to Antonio Brown for a loss of 1 yard to the Car32. Tackled by Donte Jackson.
9:55 3rd and 17 at Car32 Ben Roethlisberger incomplete pass to the middle intended for JuJu Smith-Schuster defensed by Julius Peppers.
9:51 4th and 17 at Car32 Chris Boswell 50 yard field goal attempt is GOOD.
Panthers Touchdown 24 - 14
plays 9 yds 73 POS 4:37
9:46 Kickoff Chris Boswell kicks off to the Car4. Curtis Samuel return for 23 yards to Car27. Tackled by Matthew Thomas and Darrius Heyward-Bey.
9:41 1st and 10 at Car27 D.J. Moore rush to the right for 5 yards to the Car32. Tackled by Jon Bostic and Joe Haden.
9:11 2nd and 5 at Car32 Cam Newton pass to the middle to D.J. Moore for 8 yards to the Car40. Tackled by Vince Williams.
8:46 1st and 10 at Car40 Cam Newton pass to the middle to Christian McCaffrey for 7 yards to the Car47. Tackled by Jon Bostic and Morgan Burnett.
8:19 2nd and 3 at Car47 Cam Newton pass to the left to D.J. Moore for a loss of 1 yard to the Car46. Tackled by Jon Bostic and Mike Hilton.
7:35 3rd and 4 at Car46 Cam Newton pass to the right to Jarius Wright for 6 yards to the Pit48. Tackled by Sean Davis.
6:53 1st and 10 at Pit48 Curtis Samuel rush up the middle for 1 yard to the Pit47. Tackled by L.T. Walton.
6:10 2nd and 9 at Pit47 Cam Newton pass to the middle to Curtis Samuel for 11 yards to the Pit36. Tackled by Coty Sensabaugh and Sean Davis.
5:42 1st and 10 at Pit36 Cam Newton pass to the left to D.J. Moore for 11 yards to the Pit25. Tackled by Jon Bostic.
5:10 Time Out Pittsburgh TIMEOUT.
5:10 1st and 10 at Pit25 Cam Newton pass to the left to Christian McCaffrey for 25 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
5:04 Made Extra Point Graham Gano extra point is good.
Steelers Touchdown 31 - 14
plays 4 yds 75 POS 1:56
5:04 Kickoff Graham Gano kicks off to the endzone. Touchback.
5:04 1st and 10 at Pit25 Jaylen Samuels rush up the middle for 5 yards to the Pit30. Tackled by Mike Adams and Julius Peppers.
4:30 2nd and 5 at Pit30 Jaylen Samuels rush up the middle for a loss of 1 yard to the Pit29. Tackled by Kawann Short and Mike Adams.
3:50 3rd and 6 at Pit29 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the middle to Ryan Switzer for 18 yards to the Pit47. Tackled by Mike Adams and Eric Reid.
3:16 1st and 10 at Pit47 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the right to Antonio Brown for 53 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
3:08 Made Extra Point Chris Boswell extra point is good.
Panthers Punt
plays 7 yds 18 POS 2:06
3:08 Kickoff Chris Boswell kicks off to the endzone. Touchback.
3:08 1st and 10 at Car25 Cam Newton pass to the right to D.J. Moore for 2 yards to the Car27. Tackled by Joe Haden.
2:28 2nd and 8 at Car27 Cam Newton pass to the middle to Greg Olsen for 14 yards to the Car41. Tackled by Terrell Edmunds.
2:01 1st and 10 at Car41 Cam Newton pass to the right to Greg Olsen for 7 yards to the Car48. Tackled by Coty Sensabaugh.
1:55 2nd and 3 at Car48 Cam Newton pass to the middle to Greg Olsen for 6 yards to the Pit46. Tackled by Jon Bostic.
1:29 1st and 10 at Pit46 Cam Newton sacked at Car42 for a loss of 12 yards by T.J. Watt. FUMBLE, recovered by Car (Christian McCaffrey).
1:22 Time Out Carolina TIMEOUT.
1:22 2nd and 22 at Car42 Cam Newton pass to the left to Christian McCaffrey for 6 yards to the Car48. Tackled by Jon Bostic.
1:13 Time Out Pittsburgh TIMEOUT.
1:13 3rd and 16 at Car48 Penalty: False Start on Carolina (Greg Van Roten) -5 yards.
1:13 3rd and 21 at Car43 Cam Newton incomplete pass to the left intended for Greg Olsen.
1:09 4th and 21 at Car43 Michael Palardy punts for 46 yards to Pit11. No return.
Steelers End of Half
plays 4 yds 25 POS 1:02
1:02 1st and 10 at Pit11 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the left to Jaylen Samuels for 14 yards to the Pit25. Tackled by Eric Reid.
0:31 1st and 10 at Pit25 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the left to Jaylen Samuels for 2 yards to the Pit27. Tackled by Donte Jackson.
0:20 2nd and 8 at Pit27 Ben Roethlisberger rush up the middle for 10 yards to the Pit37. Tackled by Dontari Poe.
0:03 Time Out Pittsburgh TIMEOUT.
0:03 1st and 10 at Pit37 Ben Roethlisberger rush up the middle for a loss of 1 yard to the Pit36.
QUARTER 3
Steelers Touchdown 38 - 14
plays 12 yds 75 POS 6:37
15:00 Kickoff Graham Gano kicks off to the endzone. Touchback.
15:00 1st and 10 at Pit25 James Conner rush to the right for a loss of 1 yard to the Pit24. Tackled by Captain Munnerlyn.
14:24 2nd and 11 at Pit24 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the right to JuJu Smith-Schuster for 6 yards to the Pit30. Tackled by James Bradberry.
13:44 3rd and 5 at Pit30 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the left to Ryan Switzer for 13 yards to the Pit43. Tackled by Eric Reid.
13:03 1st and 10 at Pit43 James Conner rush to the right for 13 yards to the Car44. Tackled by Eric Reid and Mike Adams.
12:20 1st and 10 at Car44 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the right to Darrius Heyward-Bey for 9 yards to the Car35. Tackled by James Bradberry.
11:47 2nd and 1 at Car35 James Conner rush to the left for 5 yards to the Car30. Tackled by Luke Kuechly and James Bradberry.
11:09 1st and 10 at Car30 James Conner rush up the middle for 1 yard to the Car29. Tackled by Efe Obada.
10:30 2nd and 9 at Car29 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the left to Vance McDonald for 7 yards to the Car22. Tackled by Thomas Davis.
9:47 3rd and 2 at Car22 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the middle to JuJu Smith-Schuster for 9 yards to the Car13. Tackled by James Bradberry.
9:09 1st and 10 at Car13 James Conner rush up the middle for 1 yard to the Car12. Tackled by Kawann Short and Julius Peppers.
8:27 2nd and 9 at Car12 Ben Roethlisberger incomplete pass to the left intended for JuJu Smith-Schuster defensed by Captain Munnerlyn.
8:23 3rd and 9 at Car12 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the middle to Vance McDonald for 12 yards for a TOUCHDOWN. Penalty: Unnecessary Roughness on Carolina (Vernon Butler) 15 yards.
8:18 Made Extra Point Chris Boswell extra point is good.
Panthers Punt
plays 3 yds -2 POS 2:05
8:18 Kickoff Chris Boswell kicks off to the Car-1. Curtis Samuel return for 31 yards to Car30. Tackled by Mike Hilton.
8:11 1st and 10 at Car30 Christian McCaffrey rush to the left for 5 yards to the Car35. Tackled by Terrell Edmunds.
7:38 2nd and 5 at Car35 Cam Newton sacked at Car24 for a loss of 11 yards by Bud Dupree.
6:53 3rd and 16 at Car24 Cam Newton pass to the right to Curtis Samuel for 4 yards to the Car28. Tackled by Morgan Burnett.
6:14 4th and 12 at Car28 Michael Palardy punts for 37 yards to Pit35. No return.
Steelers Touchdown 45 - 14
plays 11 yds 65 POS 5:48
6:06 1st and 10 at Pit35 James Conner rush to the right for 1 yard to the Pit36. Tackled by Vernon Butler.
5:38 2nd and 9 at Pit36 James Conner rush to the left for 1 yard to the Pit37. Tackled by Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis.
4:52 3rd and 8 at Pit37 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the right to Vance McDonald for 19 yards to the Car44. Tackled by Eric Reid.
4:10 1st and 10 at Car44 Stevan Ridley rush to the right for 4 yards to the Car40. Tackled by James Bradberry.
3:28 2nd and 6 at Car40 Ben Roethlisberger incomplete pass to the middle intended for Stevan Ridley.
3:24 3rd and 6 at Car40 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the middle to Vance McDonald for 6 yards to the Car34. Tackled by Shaq Thompson and Luke Kuechly.
2:42 1st and 10 at Car34 Stevan Ridley rush to the right for 2 yards to the Car32. Tackled by Shaq Thompson.
2:04 2nd and 8 at Car32 Stevan Ridley rush to the left for no gain to the Car32. Tackled by Shaq Thompson and Thomas Davis.
1:23 3rd and 8 at Car32 Ben Roethlisberger rush to the right for 18 yards to the Car14. Penalty: Disqualification on Carolina (Eric Reid) 7 yards.
1:03 1st and 7 at Car7 Jaylen Samuels rush to the right for a loss of 1 yard to the Car8. Tackled by Luke Kuechly.
0:24 2nd and 8 at Car8 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the right to Jesse James for 8 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
0:10 Made Extra Point Chris Boswell extra point is good.
Panthers Fumble
plays 0 yds 0 POS 0:00
0:10 Fumble Chris Boswell kicks off to the Car5. Curtis Samuel return for 4 yards to Car9. Tackled by Roosevelt Nix. FUMBLE, recovered by Pit (Anthony Chickillo). Tackled by Curtis Samuel.
Steelers
plays 2 yds 9 POS 0:15
0:10 Fumble Curtis Samuel return for 4 yards to Car9. Tackled by Roosevelt Nix. FUMBLE, recovered by Pit (Anthony Chickillo). Tackled by Curtis Samuel.
0:10 1st and 9 at Car9 James Conner rush to the right for 3 yards to the Car6. Tackled by Thomas Davis and Luke Kuechly.
QUARTER 4
Steelers Touchdown 52 - 14
plays 2 yds 9 POS 0:15
15:00 2nd and 6 at Car6 Ben Roethlisberger pass to the right to Jaylen Samuels for 6 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
14:55 Made Extra Point Chris Boswell extra point is good.
Panthers Punt
plays 6 yds 2 POS 3:48
14:55 Kickoff Chris Boswell kicks off to the Car2. Curtis Samuel return for 24 yards to Car26. Tackled by Jordan Dangerfield.
14:49 1st and 10 at Car26 Christian McCaffrey rush up the middle for 5 yards to the Car31. Tackled by Vince Williams.
14:10 2nd and 5 at Car31 Cam Newton pass to the middle to Devin Funchess for 4 yards to the Car35. Tackled by Morgan Burnett.
13:36 3rd and 1 at Car35 Cam Newton rush up the middle for 2 yards to the Car37. Tackled by Javon Hargrave.
13:03 1st and 10 at Car37 Cam Newton pass to the right to Christian McCaffrey for 3 yards to the Car40. Tackled by Jon Bostic.
12:32 2nd and 7 at Car40 Cam Newton sacked at Car30 for a loss of 10 yards by Cameron Heyward.
11:46 3rd and 17 at Car30 Cam Newton pass to the left to Curtis Samuel for a loss of 2 yards to the Car28. Tackled by Bud Dupree.
11:09 4th and 19 at Car28 Michael Palardy punts for 44 yards to Pit28. No return.
Steelers Punt
plays 3 yds 2 POS 1:35
11:01 1st and 10 at Pit28 Joshua Dobbs pass to the left to Antonio Brown for a loss of 3 yards to the Pit25. Tackled by Donte Jackson.
10:19 2nd and 13 at Pit25 Jaylen Samuels rush to the left for 5 yards to the Pit30. Tackled by Thomas Davis.
9:38 3rd and 8 at Pit30 Joshua Dobbs incomplete pass to the middle intended for Jaylen Samuels.
9:34 4th and 8 at Pit30 Jordan Berry punts for 28 yards to Car42. No return.
Panthers Touchdown 52 - 21
plays 7 yds 58 POS 3:51
9:26 1st and 10 at Car42 Christian McCaffrey rush up the middle for 5 yards to the Car47. Tackled by Javon Hargrave and Terrell Edmunds.
8:48 2nd and 5 at Car47 Christian McCaffrey rush up the middle for 1 yard to the Car48. Tackled by Tyler Matakevich and Morgan Burnett.
8:10 3rd and 4 at Car48 Cam Newton pass to the right to Jarius Wright for 9 yards to the Pit43. Tackled by Morgan Burnett.
7:36 1st and 10 at Pit43 Cam Newton pass to the right to Curtis Samuel for 5 yards to the Pit38. Tackled by Artie Burns.
6:56 2nd and 5 at Pit38 Cam Newton pass to the middle to Devin Funchess for 13 yards to the Pit25. Tackled by Tyler Matakevich.
6:21 1st and 10 at Pit25 Cam Newton incomplete pass to the right intended for D.J. Moore. Penalty: Pass Interference on Pittsburgh (Artie Burns) 24 yards.
6:14 1st and 1 at Pit1 Alex Armah rush to the right for no gain to the Pit1. Tackled by Jordan Dangerfield.
5:39 2nd and 1 at Pit1 Christian McCaffrey rush up the middle for 1 yard for a TOUCHDOWN.
5:35 Made Extra Point Graham Gano extra point is good.
Steelers Punt
plays 5 yds 22 POS 3:41
5:35 Kickoff Graham Gano kicks off to the Pit4. Ryan Switzer return for 10 yards to Pit14. Tackled by Curtis Samuel.
5:32 1st and 10 at Pit14 Stevan Ridley rush up the middle for 5 yards to the Pit19. Tackled by Wes Horton and Jermaine Carter Jr..
4:56 2nd and 5 at Pit19 Stevan Ridley rush to the right for 9 yards to the Pit28. Tackled by Rashaan Gaulden.
4:15 1st and 10 at Pit28 Stevan Ridley rush up the middle for 3 yards to the Pit31. Tackled by Colin Jones.
3:29 2nd and 7 at Pit31 Stevan Ridley rush up the middle for 1 yard to the Pit32. Tackled by Efe Obada and Jermaine Carter Jr..
2:46 3rd and 6 at Pit32 Jaylen Samuels rush to the right for a loss of 1 yard to the Pit31. Tackled by Rashaan Gaulden and Vernon Butler.
2:03 4th and 7 at Pit31 Penalty: Offside on Carolina (Shaq Thompson) 5 yards.
2:03 4th and 2 at Pit36 Jordan Berry punts for 52 yards to Car12. No return.
Panthers End of Game
plays 3 yds 6 POS 1:51
1:51 1st and 10 at Car12 Alex Armah rush up the middle for 3 yards to the Car15. Tackled by Tyson Alualu and Anthony Chickillo.
1:17 2nd and 7 at Car15 C.J. Anderson rush to the right for 3 yards to the Car18. Tackled by Javon Hargrave.
0:35 3rd and 4 at Car18 C.J. Anderson rush up the middle for a loss of 4 yards to the Car14. Tackled by L.J. Fort.
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Roethlisberger throws for 5 TDs, Steelers rip Panthers 52-21

Associated Press

Roethlisberger throws for 5 TDs, Steelers rip Panthers 52-21

Associated Press 11/9/2018 By WILL GRAVES

PITTSBURGH (AP)-- Ben Roethlisberger's first pass went for a touchdown. His last did the same. And in between the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and his red-hot team put together systematic 52-21 dismantling of Carolina on Thursday night that left little doubt about their depth and their talent regardless of whether Le'Veon Bell ever shows up for work or not.

Ten different Steelers touched the ball on offense. Six of them scored. None of them were named Bell. While the three-time Pro Bowl running back tweeted his thoughts from home while waiting - and waiting - to sign his one-year franchise tender, Pittsburgh ripped off its fifth straight victory with stunning ease.

''Really big performance against a really good team on a short week so there is a lot to be proud of,'' Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. ''But we are probably not that good.''

Maybe not, but Pittsburgh (6-2-1) looked every bit the part of legitimate contender in the AFC, perhaps for the first time this season.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) celebrates a touchdown pass during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. © AP Photo/Don Wright Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) celebrates a touchdown pass during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

Roethlisberger completed 22 of 25 passes for 328 yards and five touchdowns while posting a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3. James Conner, who has filled in capably during Bell's self-imposed sabbatical, ran for 65 yards and a score before being evaluated for a concussion late.

Antonio Brown added eight receptions for 96 yards - including a 53-yard touchdown in the second quarter - to cap an eventful day that began with the star wide receiver being cited for reckless driving after police clocked Brown's Porsche driving over 100 mph down a busy highway in the northern city suburbs.

''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.''

Bell has until next Tuesday to sign a contract if he wants to play this season. His teammates have long since tired of talking about Bell's status and at this point.

''I'm not going to comment on someone who's not in the locker room right now,'' Roethlisberger said.

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) celebrates his touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. © AP Photo/Don Wright Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) celebrates his touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

And why bother? For three hours on Thursday night Pittsburgh looked every bit as potent without Bell as it did with him. If he returns, they insist they'll welcome him with open arms. If he doesn't, they are intent on keeping the train rolling.

The Panthers (6-3) saw their three-game winning streak come to an abrupt halt in a city where they've never won. Carolina fell to 0-4 all-time in Pittsburgh and was never really in it after the Steelers scored 21 points in the game's first 11 minutes.

Cam Newton completed 23 of 29 for 193 yards and a pair of flips to Christian McCaffrey that the second-year running back turned into scores, but Newton's showdown with Roethlisberger never materialized. The Steelers sacked Newton five times and rarely let him get comfortable. McCaffrey finished with 138 yards total offense (77 yards rushing, 61 yards receiving) and accounted for all three Panther touchdowns but it wasn't nearly enough.

''We had a lot of our noses bleeding early on,'' Newton said. ''We've got to stop it and keep things going in our favor. We just got outplayed today.''

Newton didn't help matters when he threw off his back foot out of the Carolina end zone while trying to avoid getting sacked in the first quarter. Pittsburgh linebacker Vince Williams raced under the floater and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown to give the Steelers a 14-7 lead they never came close to relinquishing.

Roethlisberger's rainbow to Brown put Pittsburgh up 31-14 at the half and when Roethlisberger found Vance McDonald in the back on the end zone on the Steelers' first drive of the second half, the competitive portion of the evening was over. Pittsburgh's 52 points matched the most ever surrendered by the Panthers in franchise history. Carolina allowed the same total in a 52-9 loss to Oakland on Dec. 24, 2000.

''They did some good things against us,'' Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said. ''We made too many mistakes early on to give ourselves an opportunity to win a football game.''

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) celebrates a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. © AP Photo/Keith Srakocic Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) celebrates a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

REID TARGETS ROETHLISBERGER

Carolina safety Eric Reid was ejected in the third quarter after being called for targeting when he dived at Roethlisberger's head as the Pittsburgh quarterback was sliding at the end of an 18-yard scramble.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) bump fists after Reid was ejected for a hit on Roethlisberger at the end of a run during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. © AP Photo/Don Wright Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) bump fists after Reid was ejected for a hit on Roethlisberger at the end of a run during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

Several Steelers, most of them offensive linemen, took exception with the hit and a brief scrum ensued. Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey said Roethlisberger offered to pay any fines the linemen may accrue for sticking up for him.

Reed, signed by Carolina in September, walked over to Roethlisberger and apologized before being escorted to the locker room.

''I understand the NFL is trying to protect quarterbacks but when they're running the ball they're running backs,'' Reid said. ''I'm not thinking that `It's Ben, don't tackle him.' There's a guy running with the ball so I'm doing my job.''

PAYING TRIBUTE

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) throws a pass during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. © AP Photo/Keith Srakocic Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) throws a pass during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

Roethlisberger and Newton both wore cleats during the pregame that paid tribute to the 11 members of the Tree of Life synagogue that were killed in a mass shooting last month. Roethlisberger's cleats featured the names of all 11 victims while Newton's cleats read ''Hatred Can't Weaken a City of Steel.''

UP NEXT

Panthers: Travel to Detroit on Nov. 18 to take on the Lions. Carolina is 6-2 all-time against Detroit.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is hit by Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) as he slides at the end of a run during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Reid was ejected. © AP Photo/Keith Srakocic Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is hit by Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) as he slides at the end of a run during the second half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Reid was ejected.

Steelers: Visit Jacksonville on Nov. 18. The Jaguars beat Pittsburgh twice on the road last season, including a 45-42 upset in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. © AP Photo/Keith Srakocic Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of the team's NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018.

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