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Steelers 24, Cowboys 20

steelershelmet.jpgIn a weekend that saw the sad, sad Miami Dolphins fall to 0-6 (to the previously 0-4 Bills), the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys, 24-20 to go to 5-1 and take a solid lead in the AFC North over the 3-2 Baltimore Borings. Rookie Ben Roethlisberger completed his last 11 passes and Kimo von Oelhoffen picked up a fumble from former-Boring Vinnie Testaverde to put the Steelers in position for Jerome Bettis' go-ahead TD from the 1-yard line with about 44 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Dallas' hail mary fell incomplete to end the game.

Roethlisberger completed an impressive 21 of 25 for 193 yards and two TDs and the Steelers rushed for just over 100 in the back and forth game. "It was a very good football game," said Cowher. "We kept battling back. Our defense made some stops at the end of the game when we had to. It was a hard fought game. Neither team was going to beat itself."

Of course, every bit of good news comes with some bad:

Head coach Bill Cowher indicated that both Casey Hampton and Chad Scott suffered knee injuries against the Cowboys, and while there is no definite diagnosis, he did say they could be lost for significant amount of time and possibly even for the season.

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3 Responses to "Steelers 24, Cowboys 20"

  1. Caught the tail end of the Steelers game today. I was very impressed with Ben Roethlisberger's play when Steelers were down.

  2. Didn't I say the Dolphins were going to have a perfect season? Clearly, they're on their way! 😛

  3. Do know that Ben's real name is Shawn? We're both new residents to Pittsburgh and he introduced himself as Shawn. Just kidding, I couldn't remember the name Ben for the life of me, he looked like a Shawn.