The Steelers have one hell of a backup QB. Entering the game in the first quarter due to an ankle injury to Landry Jones, Ben Roethlisberger was sensational in leading the Steelers to a 30-9 win over the Cleveland Browns. He also set an NFL record in throwing for the most yards for a QB in a relief appearance.
Roethlisberger completed 22 of 33 passes for 379 yards with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Roethlisberger had 286 passing yards in the first half against the Browns as the Steelers passing game torched the Browns secondary.
“I kind of surprised myself,” Roethlisberger said afterwards. “My foot was basically black and blue early in the week.”
It will be Landry Jones vs Johnny Manziel today at Heinz Field. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is active but will serve as the No. 2 QB.
Cory Schneider’s 21 save shutout vs the Penguins tonight will likely be one of the easiest shutouts he’ll ever have in his NHL career. The listless Penguins barely tested Schneider in a 4-0 loss to the Devils on Saturday night. The Penguins were beaten all over the ice in all facets in what was an embarrassing display.
New Jersey outshot Pittsburgh 37-21 and out-attempted the Penguins 60-35. Former Penguins Bobby Farnham (2) and Lee Stempniak (4) each scored for New Jersey.
Pascal Dupuis (-3), Beau Bennett (-3) and Sidney Crosby (-2) were a combined minus-8 in the loss.
Jeff Zatkoff made 33 saves in the loss.
Blue Jackets 2 – Penguins 1
GOAL: 11:08 CBJ Scott Hartnell (8)
Assists: Brandon Saad (4), Cody Goloubef (3)
Goal: 12:49 CBJ PPG – Brandon Saad (6)
Assists: Ryan Murray (6), Nick Foligno (6)
Goal: 19:02 PIT Patric Hornqvist (4)
Assists: Kris Letang (7), David Perron (4)
OLB James Harrison has been ruled out for Sunday’s game due to a knee injury. Also ruled out include Terrence Garvin, Matt Spaeth and Shamarko Thomas. DeAngelo Williams (foot), Ryan Shazier (knee) are probable. Ben Roethlisberger has been officially listed as questionable.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was limited today in practice and will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, according to Steelers PR Spokesman Burt Lauten.
Running back DeAngelo Williams (foot) was a full participant in Thursday’s practice and is expected to play Sunday. Ben Roethlisberger was officially listed as limited.
DNP: Ryan Shazier, Matt Spaeth, James Harrison, Shamarko Thomas
Limited: Ben Roethlisberger, Terence Garvin, Darrius Heyward-Bey
Penguins 4 – Canadiens 3 (SO)
The Pittsburgh Penguins rallied to tie the game in third period with a goal from Patric Hornqvist (3) and prevailed in the shootout to defeat the Eastern Conference leading Montreal Canadiens, 4-3 on Wednesday night.
Sidney Crosby and David Perron each scored in the shootout. The Penguins come from behind win was their first win in the Mike Johnston era when trailing after two periods. The Penguins had previously lost their last 37 games when trailing after two.
Pittsburgh has won 10 of 12 games.