Antonio Brown, Steelers dominate Titans, 40-17

Posted on Nov 17 2017 - 11:58am by Rachael McKriger
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Antonio Brown wasn’t wasting any opportunity to shine on prime time football.

The Pittsburgh Steelers cruised past the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football, 40-17. The Steelers improved their record to 8-2 with the win, still leading the AFC North.

Meanwhile, the Titans dropped to 6-4.

Brown was the star of the show at Heinz Field, catching 10 passes for 144 yards. In addition the veteran wide receiver found the end zone three times.

“Guys made necessary plays,” said head coach Mike Tomlin. “It’s great to be in the clubhouse early for the weekend with the necessary win for the week. I thought we answered the bell tonight. It really got better as the game wore on. I liked the fight in the guys.”

“They stayed together, made plays really in all three phases,” Tomlin continued. “Produced turnovers, took advantage of the turnovers, took care of the ball on the other side. All the necessary things that developing teams need to do. Hopefully it’s a catalyst for us as we move forward.”

 Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finished the game with 30/45 completed passes for 299 yards. He threw four touchdowns, with the fourth going to tight end Jesse James.

On the ground, the Titans defense was able to hold running back Le’Veon Bell to only 46 yards on 12 carries. Right behind him, James Conner rushed the ball five times, racking up 12 yards.

Other points scored by the Steelers came off the boot of Chris Boswell.

Boswell was the hero for the Steelers on Sunday, kicking the game-winning field goal against the Indianapolis Colts.

This time, Boswell managed to convert all four of his field goal attempts, including his third career 50-yard field goal. Boswell also converted all four extra point attempts.

On offense for the Titans, quarterback Marcus Mariota had a night he’ll want to forget.

Mariota found four Steelers defensive players for interceptions, including Sean Davis, Coty Sensabaugh, Mike Hilton and Robert Golden. No interception was returned for a touchdown, however.

Mariota was also sacked a total of five times by Cameron Heyward, Vince Williams, L.T. Walton and Stephon Tuitt. Heyward recorded two sacks, while the others only recorded one.

Mariota finished his evening with 22/33 completed passes for 306 yards, throwing one touchdown pass to Rishard Matthews.

Matthews led the Titans receivers with 113 yards on five receptions.

On the ground, Derrick Henry led the Titans with 32 yards on seven carries.

On defense for the Steelers, Ryan Shazier led the group with 10 total tackles, while Artie Burns followed closely behind with eight tackles.

The Steelers will have a lengthy break until their next match up.

The Steelers will travel to Wisconsin to face the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 26 at 8:30 p.m.

Photo of Antonio Brown (right) and Darrius Heyward-Bey courtesy of Keith Srakocic/Associated Press.

 

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