Roethlisberger helps Steelers thrash Panthers



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09 Nov 2018, 10:27 IST
Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger starred to steer the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 52-21 thrashing of the Carolina Panthers within the NFL on Thursday.

Each the Steelers and Panthers needed to rapidly get well from wins on Sunday to face one another at Heinz Subject. However, just one backed up their week-nine victory with one other massive efficiency.

The Steelers scored three touchdowns in lower than 5 minutes to construct an early lead within the first quarter and rode that to an enormous win over the Panthers. Pittsburgh have now tallied 5 straight victories.

The Steelers scored on all however two drives, and one resulted in Roethlisberger taking a knee to finish the half. He was excellent, operating again James Conner continued to impress and the once-hot Panthers froze in Pittsburgh.


Carolina’s streak ends

Carolina had each intention of going toe-to-toe with the workforce accountable for the AFC North.

The Panthers had been using a three-game successful streak, together with a 42-28 victory in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They posted 78 factors of their final two video games, and at the least 30 or extra factors in 4 of their final six. Carolina have weapons like quarterback Cam Newton and operating again Christian McCaffrey, plus a protection studded with the likes of Eric Reid.

However, in opposition to the streaking Steelers, they may not get it accomplished.

Carolina began the sport with their first opening-drive landing in 10 video games, however then turnovers, consecutive punts and one other turnover halted any momentum they’d.

Newton, who had accomplished almost 70 per cent of his passes through the workforce’s win streak, completed 23-of-29 passing for 193 yards and two touchdowns. He threw one interception and was sacked 5 occasions. It was his lowest output since week three (150 yards) and essentially the most occasions he has been introduced down all season. 


It is wonderful what you are able to do with a very good O-line

It appeared like Roethlisberger had on a regular basis on this planet, and that’s as a result of he did. 

The Steelers’ gave their play-caller a lot safety, he was in a position to dominate.

He was excellent, actually.

Roethlisberger completed with an ideal passer ranking (158.3) after finishing 22 of his 25 passes for 328 yards, 5 touchdowns and no interceptions. He related with 9 totally different receivers, together with workforce leaders Antonio Brown (96 yards) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (90). 


Panthers have McCaffrey, however Steelers have Conner

There have been experiences that Le’Veon Bell is in Pittsburgh and will return to the workforce by Tuesday’s deadline. However, even when Bell ends his extended holdout, the Steelers have one other participant within the backfield that has carried the load of the workforce’s run recreation.

The operating again matchup between McCaffrey and Conner featured among the finest expertise within the NFL this season. Whereas McCaffrey made up a bulk of Carolina’s yards and all three scores on Thursday, it was Conner who continued to steal the present, which leaves many to marvel: If Bell does return, will he substitute his substitute?

Conner completed the sport with 13 carries for 65 yards and a landing. The rating was his 10th of the 12 months, greater than Bell has ever recorded in a single season (9). 

The landing resulted in Conner and Brown turning into the primary pair of team-mates with 10 or extra touchdowns every of their workforce’s first 9 video games since Abner Haynes and Chris Burford did it for the 1962 Chiefs.

He did depart the sport within the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a potential concussion. He was listed as questionable, and with the workforce’s 38-point lead on the time of his exit, it was unlikely he would return to the sphere anyway.

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