Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Recap
September 28, 2014
Tampa Bay scoring 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter proved to be the all important statistic in this game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Both Mike Glennon and Ben Roethlisberger had good nights, both throwing over 300 yards and 2 TD's and 3 TD's respectively. Glennon also threw one interception. Steeler Antonio Brown had a night to remember making 7 receptions for 131 yards and 2 touchdown's. On the other side, no Buccaneers receiver reached 100 yards, although Louis Murphy was one yard shy of that mark. In the end the game would come down to kicking. Buccaneers kicker Patrick Murphy was 2 for 2 on the night hitting a long 50 harder. However, Shane Suisham of the Steelers was 1 for 2 missing an important field goal that could have turned the game on it's head.
Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Recap
September 21, 2014
It took a while for the Steeler offense to get going, but repeated mistakes by the Carolina Panthers on defense and special teams lead to many opportunities for the black and gold. The Steelers took only a 6-3 lead into the locker room at halftime but opened the game up in the second half scoring four touchdowns. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 196 yards on 22 of 30 pass attempts, with two touchdown completions. The Steelers had their way on the ground as well with Le Veon Bell racking up 147 yards and LeGarrette Blount running for 118 yards. Cam Newton was very effective, throwing for 250 yards on 24 of 36 attempts, but was stifled by the Steeler defense when it really mattered.
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Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Recap
September 11, 2014
The Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Baltimore to face the Ravens in the first thursday night matchup of the NFL season. Joe Flacco threw a 2 yard touchdown pass to tight end Owen Daniels to open up the scoring. The teams traded field goals in the second quarter as Baltimore led 10-3 at halftime. Baltimore would eventually pull away from Pittsburgh in the second half and go on to win the game. Owen Daniels would catch his second touchdown of the game in the third quarter. Pittsburgh could not get any scoring other than 2 Shaun Suisham field goals. They also committed 3 turnovers. Joe Flacco finished with 166 yards on 21 for 29 passing and 2 touchdowns.