The Pittsburgh Steelers has a close call yesterday, August 21, but manage to defeat the Detroit Lions in their third offseason game.
It would be an understatement that the Steelers, dominated the Lions for at least the first half of the game. With the Steelers holding a 20 point lead by the end of the second. This game also saw the 2021 debut of Steeler veteran quarterback, Ben “Big Ben” Roethlisberger.
Roethlisberger finished 8-for-10 for 137 yards and two passing touchdowns to rookie tight end Pat Freiermuth. The longest pass play was a 46-yard catch and run by rookie running back Najee Harris. Some media outlets say that Rothlesburger played so well it looked like “he stepped out of time machine” referring to the veteran quarterbacks pasted achievements.
I’m just trying to win a football game,” said a humble Roethlisberger. “It’s the preseason and I wanted to stay healthy. It was good to be out there and playing.”
While it’s good to see a revived “Big Ben” the Steelers still have work to do as a team, and this showed in the second half of the game, specifically the fourth quarter,
Steelers Give Up 20 points in One Quater
During the second half of the game, the Steelers fumbled as a team. The second half had Mason Rudolph running the flagship. His results only resulted in 2 made field goal attempts, which ultimately saved the Steelers from losing the game.
The 4th quarter is where the Steelers began to lose control of the game, after giving up 20 points to the Lions.
Ultimately the Steelers defense wasn’t locked in during the fourth quarter, but that’s not to discredit Lion third-string quarterback, David Blough, who flagged ship the last effort to win by leading three late scoring drives to make the final score respectable.
The Steelers play the Carolina Panthers next for the final preseason game, on August 27.
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