The Pittsburgh Steelers now are 6-4 following a 30 to 9 victory over the Cleveland Browns. They did it with a little help from their back up quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
Let’s take a look at the Good,the Bad & the Ugly of the game…
The Steelers had plenty of good in this victory. Let’s start with Ben Roethlisberger miraculously coming off the bench and having one of the best quarterback performances of the year.
He was forced in to duty after Landry Jones suffered a sprained ankle injury early in the first quarter. Roethlisberger completed 22 of 33 passes for 379 yards and 3 touchdowns. He had finished with a quarterback rating of 123.2.
All of this after being unable to practice all week with an ankle injury of his own.
Roethlisberger continues to prove that he is among the elite of his era.
The Steelers offense gained a total of 459 yards. Wide receiver Antonio Brown led the team with 10 receptions for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
Wide receiver Martavis Bryant led the team in receiving yards with 178 yards in 6 catches and a touchdown.
The Steelers offense is a power house with unlimited potential.
On defense the Steelers forced 3 turnovers and had 6 sacks .This Steelers defense is coming on at the right time and becoming a big play making machine.
As good as the defense has been coming along ,there is still a lot of room for improvement. Starting with the pass defense.The Steelers gave up 372 passing yards to the Browns,that’s way too many yards. You can’t always rely on big plays to pull you through.
Landry Jones continues to have ugly luck as a starter, suffering a twisted ankle during the first quarter of the game. Jones has proven he is the Steelers best back-up option and it would have been nice to see him have a little better luck as a starter.