4:25 PM ET, November 4, 2012
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Isaac Redman has 147 yards, late TD as Steelers end Giants' streak
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Sometimes, real life intrudes on the games we play. And sometimes, we need those games to get away from real life.In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the destruction it brought to the Northeast, everyone on the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants understood that."There are so many bigger things going on around here that what we do is not as important as real life," Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Sunday after throwing for two touchdowns in a 24-20 comeback victory. "My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone else who are going through so much. There were so many emotions going on, I didn't know what to expect from it. But maybe we were able to take their minds off their problems just a little."
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Pittsburgh lost leading receiver Antonio Brown in the first half with a left ankle sprain and kick returner Chris Rainey in the third quarter with a rib injury. Rainey had 173 yards on five runbacks ... The Steelers held the ball for more than 35 minutes ... Cruz was targeted 11 times, but made only five receptions for 67 yards.
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Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.1||3.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-0||0-0|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||12:20||Emmanuel Sanders 4 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 58 yds, 5:54
|TD||7:06||Andre Brown 1 Yard Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 72 yds, 5:08
|TD||5:29||Michael Boley 70 Yard Fumble Return (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 16 yds, 1:50
|FG||0:05||Shaun Suisham 30 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 47 yds, 0:31
|FG||8:30||Lawrence Tynes 50 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 61 yds, 4:37
|FG||1:36||Lawrence Tynes 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 28 yds, 5:37
|TD||14:16||Mike Wallace 51 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 75 yds, 2:27
|TD||4:08||Isaac Redman 1 Yard Run (Shaun Suisham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 51 yds, 4:53
* Eli Manning posted a season-low 14.2 Total QBR in the Giants' loss to the Steelers. It was his second-consecutive week with a QBR under 50 after having a Total QBR over 50 for eight consecutive weeks dating back to last year's Super Bowl.
Isaac Redman rushed for 147 yards on 26 carries against the Giants Sunday, all of which came between the tackles. His 90 yards after contact on those carries are the second-most in a game by any player this season and the 26 attempts between the tackles are the most by a Steelers running back since Week 12 of 2010 when Rashard Mendenhall had 30 such carries against the Bills.
Ben Roethlisberger entered Week 9 leading the league in QBR (97.3) and completions (51) on third down this season. Roethlisberger was stellar again Sunday, completing 8-of-9 to six different receivers, while keeping his passes short (2.3-yard average pass length) and on-target.[+]
Ben Roethlisberger Passing on Third Down, This Season
Eli Manning completed two of his 11 passes (18.2 percent) thrown more than 10 yards downfield Sunday, his lowest completion percentage on such passes in the last five seasons. Manning entered Week 9 with 13 pass plays of at least 30 yards on throws more than 10 yards downfield, the most in the league.[+]
Eli Manning Passing More Than 10 Yards Downfield, This Season
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