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What happened out there today? On the first drive of the game, the Steelers capped of a 13 play, seven minute plus drive with a Mendenhall run.
It was downhill after that.
Bruce Arians decided to go pass happy (surprise), and the offense completely stalled. The offensive line was constantly hit with holding penalties, and Big Ben finished the first half with three sacks.
Things got no better in the second half, as the Steelers continued to pass the ball and commit penalties. A 13-0 lead quickly turned into 13-10 by the fourth quarter.
An interception by Polamalu gave the offense the ball back with a little over two minutes left in regulation.
However, just like in Baltimore, the Steelers couldn't get the first down. Sanders actually got the first on third down, but it was called back due to a (you guessed it) holding penalty.
In overtime, the Steelers narrowly diverted disaster when Big Ben fumbled inside the one-yard line.
On their second possession of overtime, the Steelers finally went to a ground attack. It worked, as the Steelers moved the ball to the 20-yard line, where Shaun Suisham kicked the game-winning field goal.
Even though the offense didn't do too good a job, some players shined. Rashard Mendenhall had 151 rushing yards on 36 carries, his first 100-yard game since Week 3. Hines Ward had a monster day, as well, as he hauled in seven catches for 107 yards.
Redman made some key third-down conversions in the game and nearly broke one for a TD. Wallace didn't have a deep catch today, as he only had three catches for 33 yards.
Ben had an up and down day as he was 20-33 passing for 245 yards and no touchdowns. He was also sacked five times and sustained some kind of foot injury. Not sure how serious yet.
In the end, I give the offense a C-.