Upon further review: Steelers

October, 24, 2011
10/24/11
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Revisiting the Pittsburgh Steelers' 32-20 win at the Arizona Cardinals:

The play that will be replayed time and time again is Mike Wallace's 95-yard touchdown catch-and-sprint. While Wallace is clearly the Steelers' top playmaker in the passing game, Pittsburgh's passing attack is more than a one-trick pony (an expression that is very familiar to the Steelers and Wallace).

Roethlisberger spread his throws to wide receivers Antonio Brown (seven catches for 102 yards) and Emmanuel Sanders (five catches for 46 yards and one touchdown) on Sunday. Brown and Sanders had to step up after Hines Ward left during the opening series of the third quarter with an ankle injury.

If Ward can't play Sunday, Pittsburgh won't be panicking. Brown was Roethlisberger's most-targeted receiver (nine passes thrown his way). And after Arizona cut the lead to 17-14, Sanders caught three passes for 29 yards on the ensuing drive, including the 4-yard touchdown reception.

"That's what we've been looking for all season," offensive coordinator Bruce Arians told the Post-Gazette. "Our young guys kept making plays, even there at the end."

STAT THAT STICKS: 5.5 -- Number of sacks for LaMarr Woodley in the past three weeks, including two at Arizona. He's on pace for 16 sacks this season.

OVERHEARD: "The turnovers are going to come. And it goes hand in hand with the offense holding onto the ball. They did a great job with no turnovers. It all works together in the grand scheme of things." Defensive end Brett Keisel after the defense, which entered the game with the fewest forced turnovers in the NFL, recorded one interception.

WHAT'S AHEAD: The Steelers host the New England Patriots, who won at Heinz Field 39-26 last season. The Patriots are coming off their bye.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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