4:15 PM ET, December 20, 2009
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
Roethlisberger's TD pass on final play puts end to Steelers' 5-game skid
PITTSBURGH -- Ben Roethlisberger throws to the corner of the end zone, the receiver barely gets his feet down inbounds for a remarkable touchdown. Ten months after winning the Super Bowl with just such an improbable play, the Pittsburgh Steelers possibly saved their season with a nearly identical one.
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• The Steelers snapped their five-game losing streak and ended the Packers' five-game win streak.
• Ben Roethlisberger set a Pittsburgh record with 503 passing yards. Tommy Maddox had 473 in 2002.
• Big Ben became the first QB to throw for 500 yards in a game since Drew Brees put up 510 in 2006. He also became the first to throw for 500-plus in a win since Boomer Esiason in 1996.
• Aaron Rodgers threw for three TDs, including a career-best 83-yard strike to Greg Jennings.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
A season after the Steelers beat San Diego in the first 11-10 game in NFL history, they won the first 37-36 game, according to STATS, LLC. ... Roethlisberger, Y.A. Tittle and Warren Moon are the only NFL quarterbacks to throw for at least 500 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. ... The Steelers are 5-2 against teams that are .500 or better but 2-4 against losing-record teams. ... Steelers long snapper Greg Warren apparently tore a knee ligament on the final extra point and is likely out for the season.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.1||7.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-4||3-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||14:28||Mike Wallace 60 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 60 yds, 0:00
|TD||10:08||Greg Jennings 83 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 88 yds, 1:33
|TD||3:52||Rashard Mendenhall 2 Yard Run (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 72 yds, 6:09
|TD||3:10||Aaron Rodgers 14 Yard Run (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 52 yds, 3:51
|TD||0:30||Mewelde Moore 10 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yds, 2:38
|FG||4:40||Jeff Reed 37 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 55 yds, 6:12
|TD||13:35||Jermichael Finley 11 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 69 yds, 6:06
|FG||9:49||Jeff Reed 34 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 47 yds, 3:45
|TD||7:58||Ryan Grant 24 Yard Run (Mason Crosby Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 62 yds, 1:56
|FG||4:03||Jeff Reed 43 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 44 yds, 3:51
|TD||2:12||James Jones 24 Yard Pass From Aaron Rodgers (Aaron Rodgers Pass to Brandon Jackson For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 39 yds, 1:52
|TD||0:03||Mike Wallace 19 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 86 yds, 2:06