Steelers gain 527 yards, lose 24-17 to Broncos

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Ben Roethlisberger passed for more than 400 yards. The Steelers gained more than 500 yards.

They scored 17 points.

They lost.

The Broncos upset Pittsburgh 24-17.

It ended the Steelers’ six-game winning streak and dropped them to 7-3-1. They remain in first place in the AFC North ahead of the Ravens (6-5). The Broncos beat the Chargers and the Steelers in back-to-back games and have won three of their past five to move to 5-6 and remain in the wild-card race.

The Steelers gained 527 yards, with Roethlisberger completing 41 of 56 passes for 462 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. The Steelers also lost two fumbles, one from the 1-yard line that rolled out the end zone for a touchback, and had a field goal blocked.

Pittsburgh was on the doorstep of tying the game after reaching the Denver 2 with 1:07 left. But on third-and-two, Roethlisberger faked to James Conner and tried to hit Antonio Brown, who was well covered in the back of the end zone. He never saw defensive lineman Shelby Harris, who stepped into the end zone and intercepted the pass.

The game’s other deciding play came on the Steelers’ second possession when Xavier Grimble fumbled at the 1-yard line on a hit by Will Parks. The ball rolled out of the end zone, and the touchback gave Denver possession.

The Broncos got 110 yards and a touchdown from Phillip Lindsay on 14 carries. His 2-yard touchdown run with 9:17 remaining provided the winning points.

Emmanuel Sanders caught seven passes for 86 yards and a touchdown, and Case Keenum was 15-of-28 for 197 yards and two touchdowns.

Conner ran for only 53 yards on 13 carries and caught four passes for 42 yards.

64 responses to “Steelers gain 527 yards, lose 24-17 to Broncos

  1. Big Ben. Definitely NOT clutch

    Throws another game ending INT in the endzone
    Should have had one last week against Jacksonville but was bailed out by a holding call
    Last season at home against NE. Another one

    He’s definitely no Tom Brady.

    Oh and HELLO Fool?!?…

    Nofoolnodrool says:
    November 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    1 Dude they played the Jets…….not a playoff team. They play ed a AFC east scub.

    Yeah , your team just LOST to a NON playoff team.

  2. grant35 says:
    November 25, 2018 at 7:45 pm
    Seems like the Lindsay lad talks a lot. Why do the smallest punks have the biggest mouths?

    ________________

    He’s backing it up. Best way to shut the guy up is to stop him…not complain.

  3. “The road to the Super Bowl in the AFC goes through Kansas City”…somewhere the evil genius Belichick is laughing maniacally as the rest of the AFC comes down to earth and starts packing their bags for Foxborough in January, as usual.

  4. As a Patriots fan- I’m not going to gloat.

    But that was a BAD bad loss for the Steelers. They really needed that one. SD, NE and the Saints on deck. Good luck with that 🙂

  5. I’m as big a Steelers’ fan as there is, and I will tell you they deserved to lose the game. Too many mistakes, too many missed opportunities, and the goal line play calling at the end of the game was, without a doubt, absolute trash. That last play needs removed from the playbook. The Broncos played a clean, error free game, and that was the difference. 3 of 5 of the Steelers remaining games are against playoff bound teams, they better get their crap together if they plan on winning any of those games. They have the talent to beat any team, but, at times, the focus just isn’t there.

  6. You have one of the best rbs in the nfl in conner…you hand the ball off to him a grand total of 0 times inside the redzone, guess how many tds the steelers scored in the red zone by the offense 0…throw it 58 times run conner 13 times…makes perfect sense…enjoy the L pittsburgh

  7. The Steelers literally gave that game away. They looked like the Bungles in that game. Running that RPO at the goal line was dumb.

  8. only the steelers can totally dominate a game like they did today and still lose it. they just lost out on any hope of going to the AFC championship game.

  9. Tell Florio the Steelers are no longer in the drivers seat for a first round bye. All before their games vs the Chargers, Saints and Pats, too. With their D going against those three teams and Roethlisberger being, well, Roethlisberger, a bye is not in their future. Oh well they always have the Penquins.

  10. Mike Florio you just had a chance on Sunday night football to talk about how you hate the fumble out of the end zone rule being bad for football ! What happened ?

  11. Who was calling those plays on the last goaline possession the ended the game w a pick? Todd Haley? Smh. Idk why they seem to be getting away from the run last couple games.

  12. Called this loss for the Steelers at Denver. They have two more losses on their schedule, vs the Patriots and the Saints. The Steelers are a fools gold.

  13. “somewhere the evil genius Belichick is laughing maniacally as the rest of the AFC comes down to earth and starts packing their bags for Foxborough in January, as usual.”

    Belichick would be the first one to tell you there is a lot of work left to be done in the regular season to even get to the playoffs. So no, he’s not laughing maniacally about that

  14. As a Chiefs, I never thought I would say this but thanks Donkeys. Now I just need the Steelers to rebound the next 2 weeks and beat the Chargers and the Pats. That will give the Chiefs a one game cushion.

  15. If you’re a broncos fan, do you want them to win any more this season? first of all you just helped the patriots for the last two weeks and you all hate the patriots, and the more you win the more likely vance joseph sticks around. if you go 10-6 or 9-7, he likely isn’t fired. and don’t tell me you like keenum for the future of your franchise.

  16. carloswlassiter says:
    November 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm
    The 97 yard TD to JuJu with Ben under duress in the endzone was about the best play I’ve ever seen by a QB.

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    Well by then the bar had been set pretty low.

  17. If the Texans win at home tomorrow vs Titans the Steelers will have gone from 2nd to 5th place in the AFC. OUCH! And the Ravens are nipping at their heels one and a half games behind. Toss up on who has the tougher schedule the rest of the way. Looks like the Steelers will be going to KC or NE in a January divisional game, if they get out of Wildcard weekend, that is.

  18. The Steelers had 8 pro-bowlers on their roster last season and lost twice to the Jaguars. Let that sink in for a minute. They should have lost last week as well. It’s literally one of the most talented rosters in the league on paper. If Bill Cowher or Bill Belichick had this roster right now, Pittsburgh would have won at least two more championships by now. I cannot help but laugh at this team season after season.

  19. phootbolgawd says:
    November 25, 2018 at 7:51 pm
    somewhere the evil genius Belichick is laughing maniacally as the rest of the AFC comes down to earth and starts packing their bags for Foxborough in January, as usual.

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    Somewhere the evil genius Belichick shrugs and goes back to game planning for Minnesota. Gives exactly zero thought to the playoffs.

    Fixed that for you.

  20. carloswlassiter says:
    November 25, 2018 at 8:00 pm
    The 97 yard TD to JuJu with Ben under duress in the endzone was about the best play I’ve ever seen by a QB.
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    Must be the first game you have ever watched.

  21. Yeah , your team just LOST to a NON playoff team.

    So who at the water cooler told you the Broncos are a non playoff team….? Steelers had their chances….unlike Crybaby Nation/Pats fans no complaints about the refs…..ah, but best of all I wake tomorrow anormal mentally healthy non obsessive Steeler fan…..cant say the same for you fanboys of the Pats….sleep well ladies.

  22. phootbolgawd says:
    November 25, 2018 at 7:51 pm
    “The road to the Super Bowl in the AFC goes through Kansas City”…somewhere the evil genius Belichick is laughing maniacally as the rest of the AFC comes down to earth and starts packing their bags for Foxborough in January, as usual.
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    Nah. “We are on to Minnesota”.

    🙂

  23. grant35 says:
    November 25, 2018 at 7:45 pm
    Seems like the Lindsay lad talks a lot. Why do the smallest punks have the biggest mouths?

    Well. My guess is that he had a bunch of nobodys second guessing his size until the last couple years and now he is the man. Sorry your big-man heckling doesnt get to him anymore.

  24. Nofoolnodrool says:
    November 25, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Steelers had their chances….unlike Crybaby Nation/Pats fans no complaints about the refs
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    You yourself whined like a schoolgirl for months after last years Pitt-NE game, and now you are calling Pats fans crybaby nation? Wow.

  25. imagine paying a RB that takes care of the ball instead of waiving it around like a rag doll so that he can run it in from inside the 5 for a TD

    but that’s none of my business.

  26. carloswlassiter says:
    November 25, 2018 at 9:02 pm
    Nofoolnodrool says:
    November 25, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Steelers had their chances….unlike Crybaby Nation/Pats fans no complaints about the refs
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    You yourself whined like a schoolgirl for months after last years Pitt-NE game, and now you are calling Pats fans crybaby nation? Wow.

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    I remember him blaming the loss to Jacksonville on the Patriots and the refs.

  27. Something’s wrong with Conner, either physically or his confidence, or the coaches’ confidence in him. As it is, the offense scored 10 points, the special teams scored 7, and the defense allowed 24.

  28. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 25, 2018 at 8:15 pm
    Called this loss for the Steelers at Denver. They have two more losses on their schedule, vs the Patriots and the Saints. The Steelers are a fools gold
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    Yeah, because the Pats have looked like world beaters, as recently as the Titans game. Look, I get being a fan, but how about being a little, I mean just a little bit, realistic.

  29. steelcurtainn says:
    November 25, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    After blowing the game today, the Steelers will only POSSIBLY lose to the saints and no one else.
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    Sure. Got it. Barely squeaked by a a terrible Jax team and now lost to another non-playoff team in Denver. Same old Steelers. Lots of talk, very little results.

  30. steelcurtainn says:
    November 25, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    After blowing the game today, the Steelers will only POSSIBLY lose to the saints and no one else.

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    Bwahahahahahaha

    Chargers W
    @ Raiders W
    Pats L
    @ Saints L
    Bengals W

    10-5-1

  31. carloswlassiter says:
    November 25, 2018 at 11:25 pm
    steelcurtainn says:
    November 25, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    After blowing the game today, the Steelers will only POSSIBLY lose to the saints and no one else.
    ————————————————————————————–
    Sure. Got it. Barely squeaked by a a terrible Jax team and now lost to another non-playoff team in Denver. Same old Steelers. Lots of talk, very little results.
    ______________________________________________________________________________

    A “non-playoff team” that would beat the Pats if they played right now. Especially in Denver.

  32. I love how Tim Tebow still lives in the Steelers’ little heads. The downward spiral begins.

  33. will Tomlin be run out of town if they miss the playoffs or one and done….. due to yesterdays loss and the Cleveland tie. BTW who is calling that horrible play at the 3 yard line, borderline dumb.

  34. steelpenguin6687 says:
    November 25, 2018 at 10:49 pm
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 25, 2018 at 8:15 pm
    Called this loss for the Steelers at Denver. They have two more losses on their schedule, vs the Patriots and the Saints. The Steelers are a fools gold
    __________________

    Yeah, because the Pats have looked like world beaters, as recently as the Titans game. Look, I get being a fan, but how about being a little, I mean just a little bit, realistic.

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    Thats a fake Patriots fan that hides behind the guise to troll on the Patriots articles and sometimes others. His real allegiance has appeared to be to the Jets and Dolphins.

    As far as your response to him this real Patriots fan agrees with you. I like our team and see good reason for hope. But to think anything is in the bag would just be delusional. Good luck to you guys, its a sport and more fun if we are all competitive.

  35. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 25, 2018 at 7:54 pm
    As a Patriots fan- I’m not going to gloat.
    But that was a BAD bad loss for the Steelers. They really needed that one. SD, NE and the Saints on deck. Good luck with that 🙂

    —-
    Hahaha I’ve really got to stop doing that. 🙂 So used to saying “San Diego Chargers!”

  36. As always, Coach Tomlin is ready to trip up the Steelers in their quest to take their 7th Super Bowl ring.

    Hey see what I did there?

    🙂

  37. smartcollegefootball says:
    November 25, 2018 at 8:12 pm
    Throwing into the middle of the line inside the 3 yard line; what could possibly go wrong?
    ================
    And it wasn’t even his first time in doing so.

  38. steelcurtainn says:
    November 25, 2018 at 9:16 pm
    After blowing the game today, the Steelers will only POSSIBLY lose to the saints and no one else.

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    You think this Steelers team has a shot to beat those Saints? Chargers might be a win for the Steelers,but it would not surprise me if the Chargers eked out a win. Oakland SHOULD be a win. Pats is a loss. Saints LOSS. Bengals win.

  39. You think this Steelers team has a shot to beat those Saints? Chargers might be a win for the Steelers,but it would not surprise me if the Chargers eked out a win. Oakland SHOULD be a win. Pats is a loss. Saints LOSS. Bengals win.
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    Saints got the edge because their at home and thats it. Steelers can play with the saints offensively and defensively and they certainly can beat New England at home as shown last year until the Jesse James officiating blunder which caused a rule change.

  40. No excuses here . . . the Steelers’ lost this game with absolute horrible play calling and again, a poor defensive showing. The Steelers’ defense made Case Keenum look amazing.

    With their erratic play and awful coaching play, the post season is definitely not a given.

  41. What the heck was that? Mental mistakes on offense. The defense couldn’t stop anybody. This was a team effort and it was awful! Now the schedule get tougher.

  42. Broncos are on the rise, all they have left is:

    Bengals
    49ers
    Browns
    Raiders
    Chargers

    They have a legit shot to make the playoffs.
    Conversely, the Steelers could realistically go 2-3 the rest of the way and drop out of the playoff picture altogether.

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