|Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) gets a pass off as Tennessee Titans tight end Craig Stevens (88) pressures in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)|
Steelers bounce back, rip Titans 38-17
PITTSBURGH—Ben Roethlisberger tied a team record with five touchdown passes -- including two to Hines Ward -- and the Pittsburgh Steelers rolled past the Tennessee Titans 38-17 on Sunday.
Other than a slight limp when he ran, Roethlisberger appeared to have no issues with his sprained left foot, also hitting Mike Wallace, Heath Miller and David Johnson for scores as the Steelers (3-2) ended Tennessee's three-game winning streak.
The five touchdown passes tied a single-game team record Roethlisberger already shares with Mark Malone and Terry Bradshaw.
Tennessee's Chris Johnson ran for a score but finished with 51 rushing yards on 14 carries as the Titans (3-2) hot start came to a screeching halt against Pittsburgh's rejuvenated defense.