Who Needs Aaron Smith? Banged-up Pittsburgh Steelers Defeat Miami Dolphins

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Who Needs Aaron Smith? Banged-up Pittsburgh Steelers Defeat Miami Dolphins
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The Pittsburgh Steelers came out of Miami with a 23-22 win over the Dolphins but suffered several losses on the field.

LaMarr Woodley, Aaron Smith and Flozell Adams all left Sunday’s game with injuries, with Smith’s being the most significant. It is believed that Smith has a torn biceps muscle and he could miss the rest of the season.

Adams left the game with an ankle injury and Woodley with a hamstring. Both are less severe.

As the injuries mounted, so did the drama as Pittsburgh struggled to muster out a one-point win.

The win was not without controversy, either.

Instant replay overturned a last-minute touchdown by Ben Roethlisberger, who fumbled the ball just before crossing the plane of the goal line. However, the same replay did not determine who came up with the ball, allowing the Steelers to maintain possession.

This lead to the eventual game-winning field goal by Jeff Reed.

Though the Steelers did not want to win this way, they will take it and head to New Orleans with a 5-1 record.

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