8:30 PM ET, November 9, 2009
Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
Carter, starting for safety Clark, returns first of two INTs for score vs. Broncos
Williamson: We Have A Race
The Broncos and quarterback Kyle Orton have cooled off, allowing the San Diego Chargers back in the AFC West race, writes Bill Williamson. Blog
• Tyrone Carter, starting for Ryan Clark, picked off two passes and returned one 48 yards for his third career touchdown.
• Ben Roethlisberger completed 21 of 29 passes for 233 yards and three TDs as the Steelers won their fifth straight game.
• Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 155 yards, becoming the fourth player since the merger to top 150 yards rushing in a win at Denver.
• The Broncos rushed for just 27 yards, their fourth-lowest total since the merger.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Orton a big zero in 4th
Denver QB Kyle Orton had one interception in his first seven games this season. He had three, including two in the fourth quarter, in a loss Monday night to the Steelers.
|First 3 qtrs||4th qtr|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
Orton was 7 for 17 for 58 yards after halftime after going 16 for 21 for 163 yards in the first half. ... 35-year-old CB Ty Law made his debut for Denver two days after signing with the Broncos.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.1||4.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-4||0-0|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||1|
|FG||10:28||Matt Prater 40 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 56 yds, 4:36
|TD||13:01||Tyrone Carter 48 Yard Interception Return (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 19 yds, 2:10
|TD||11:30||Robert Ayers 54 Yard Fumble Return (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 37 yds, 3:44
|TD||9:15||Hines Ward 3 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 80 yds, 2:07
|TD||7:12||Mike Wallace 25 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 25 yds, 1:28
|TD||1:27||Hines Ward 3 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 74 yds, 5:08