The Steelers defeated the Falcons 27-20, improving their record to 9-7. It was a tightly fought contest. Credit the Atlanta Falcon’s coaching staff for devising a defensive game plan to shut down the Steelers Le’Veon Bell.
However, Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the Steelers offense showed that they have enough weapons to hang with the rest of the NFL should Bell be shut down.
Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown 10 times for 123 years, and made critical competitions to Heath Miller, Markus Wheaton, and Martaivus Bryant time-and-time again.
It was another up-and-down day for Dick LeBeau‘s defense. The unit struggled to get pressure on Matt Ryan for most of the afternoon, and saw Ryan keep the game close. However, the Steelers defense came up big twice in the Red Zone, and of course William Gay had a another pick six, which provided the margin of victory.
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