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1-1-1, 3rd in AFC North
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Roughing-the-passer calls questioned by Big Ben

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says NFL viewership could be impacted by the NFL's rampant roughing-the-passer penalties, four of which were called Monday night, tying for the most in a game since 2001.

Steelers start off hot, fight to hold off late charge from Bucs (1:12)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger's 1,140 passing yards through three games ranks fourth all-time for a QB's first three games of a season, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown, who's back to smiling, said Ben Roethlisberger doesn't need to apologize for the missed third-down play, then explained why affirmation from Big Ben is like getting groceries.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Vance McDonald's goal on the stiff-arm that led to a 75-yard score? "Punish him," he said. "To just crush him."

McDonald just wanted to 'punish' with stiff arm (0:47)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Vance McDonald's goal on the stiff-arm that led to a 75-yard score? "Punish him," he said. "To just crush him."

Brown says Steelers' locker room 'blocks out the noise' (1:27)
McFarland breaks down Steelers' win (2:08)
Big Ben: 'We will take a win any way we can get one' (1:22)
Roughing the passing calls aplenty on MNF (1:08)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers still have Ben Roethlisberger's arm and the ability to apply pressure to quarterbacks on defense. That's what got them out of Tampa with a win despite a barrage of mental mistakes and penalties that nearly cost them. Pittsburgh has a way of quelling the drama at the right time. And with an erratic defense, Roethlisberger is putting the Steelers on his back right now.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Hulkster roaming the Bucs sideline.

McDonald's epic stiff-arm from all the angles (0:37)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

That was the best half on the road Ben Roethlisberger's had in a long time. He went 8-of-9 for 75 yards on that masterful scoring drive in two-minute drill. He's thrown for three touchdowns on the road for the first time since Week 12 of 2016, completing 21-of-25 passes for 273 yards.

Big Ben tosses 3rd TD of the first half (0:28)
Fitzpatrick's 3rd INT gets taken to the house (0:25)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers defense getting back to its identity a bit with quarterback pressure and turnovers. Giving up chunk plays but keeping Tampa Bay out of scoring range. Now about those 85 penalty yards.

Brown shakes two defenders for TD (0:28)
Johnson crashes into wall, walks off under own power (0:32)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Vance McDonald said this week he hoped his speed would help combat the Bucs' elite linebacker athleticism. He didn't need it -- he just trucked safety Chris Conte instead. The 75-yard score gives Steelers life.

Team Stats

Passing Yards363.32nd
Rushing Yards90.023rd
Points For29.37th
Points Against30.028th

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