It was all Steelers at Heinz Field on “Thursday Night Football.”
Pittsburgh improved to 6-2-1 and continued its winning streak, which is now at five games, by beating Carolina 52-21. The Panthers fall to 6-3.
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The Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger had as good of a game as a quarterback can have. The 36-year old went 22 for 25 for 328 yards and five touchdowns. He finished the game with a perfect quarterback ranking of 158.3.
The Steelers set a record for points at Heinz Field with the help of multiple playmakers. JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Conner, Jesse James, Vance McDonald, Antonio Brown, Jaylen Samuels each had a touchdown on offense, and Vince Williams ran back an interception for a score.
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Pittsburgh was dominant in all three phases. The pass rush regularly got to Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, forcing the interception and a fumble in the first half, and the special teams forced a fumble by Curtis Samuel on a kickoff return at the end of the third quarter.
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Newton threw for 193 yards and two touchdowns, both to Christian McCaffrey, while going 23 of 29 with one interception. McCaffrey also recorded a rushing touchdown, making him the only Carolina player to reach the end zone in the game.
Sporting News provided live scoring updates and highlights from Panthers vs. Steelers (all times Eastern):
Panthers vs. Steelers: Score, results, highlights
Final: Steelers 52, Panthers 21
10:58 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Panthers. Christian McCaffrey with a hat trick. The Panthers running back takes it in from the 1-yard-line. The extra point is good. Steelers 52, Panthers 21
10:48 p.m.: Ben Roethlisberger sits out the rest of the game. Joshua Dobbs comes in as quarterback for the Steelers.
10:41 p.m.: James Connor heads into the locker room after an apparent injury.
10:37 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Steelers. Jaylen Samuels records his first touchdown of the year. The extra point is good. Steelers 52, Panthers 14.
End of third quarter: Steelers 45, Panthers 14
10:32 p.m.: FUMBLE, Panthers. Wide receiver Curtis Samuel fumbles the kickoff. The Steelers recover at the Carolina 9-yard line.
10:27 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Steelers. The Steelers are on the board again, this time with a Jesse James 8-yard receiving touchdown. Steelers 45, Panthers 14.
10:24 p.m.: Ben Roethlisberger takes it himself and gets the first down and more. An unnecessary roughness penalty on Eric Reid moves the Steelers half the distance to the goal and results in Reid’s ejection.
10:09 p.m. TOUCHDOWN, Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger connects with Vance McDonald for 12 yards and a touchdown. Steelers 38, Panthers 14.
Vance McDonald extends the @Steelers lead! #HereWeGo #CARvsPIT 📺: @nflnetwork + @NFLonFOX 📱+💻: https://t.co/DJUityQHC9 pic.twitter.com/zOdYe0c8PB — NFL (@NFL) November 9, 2018
10:03 p.m.: James Connor goes 13 yards to get into Panthers territory.
Halftime: Steelers 31, Panthers 14
9:39 p.m.: Carolina quarterback Cam Newton is sacked by the Steelers’ T.J. Watt, who knocks the ball loose. Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey recovers.
9:32 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger finds Antonio Brown for 53 yards and a score. The extra point is good. Steelers 31, Panthers 14.
9:25 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Panthers. Cam Newton completes a short pass to McCaffrey, who takes it 25 yards for his second touchdown of the game. Extra point is good. Steelers 24, Panthers 14.
. @run__cmc scores his SECOND receiving TD of the game! #KeepPounding #CARvsPIT 📺: @nflnetwork + @NFLonFOX 📱+💻: https://t.co/DJUityQHC9 pic.twitter.com/3qYrwHz3dC — NFL (@NFL) November 9, 2018
9:12 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Steelers. Kameron Canaday’s 50-yard kick is good. Steelers 24, Panthers 7.
9:10 p.m.: SACK. Ben Roethlisberger is taken down by Julius Peppers for a loss of 6 yards.
9:09 p.m.: Ben Roethlisberger completes a 34-yard pass to Antonio Brown on the Steelers’ first third-down play of the game.
End of first quarter: Steelers 21, Panthers 7
9:00 p.m. SACK. Cam Newton is taken down again, this time by Cameron Heyward for a loss of 5.
8:56 p.m. SACK. Vince Williams sacks Panthers quarterback Cam Newton for a loss of 8 yards.
8:52 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Steelers. James Conner rushes in from the 2. The extra point is good. Steelers 21, Panthers 7.
. @JamesConner_ continues to dominate. 💪💪💪 #HereWeGo #CARvsPIT 📺: @nflnetwork + @NFLonFOX 📱+💻: https://t.co/DJUityQHC9 pic.twitter.com/rmEqOZFHFQ — NFL (@NFL) November 9, 2018
8:38 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Steelers. Cam Newton throws a pick-six while being taken down in his own end zone. Vince Williams intercepts the pass and takes it 17 yards to paydirt. The extra point is good. Steelers 14, Panthers 7.
8:33 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Steelers. JuJu Smith-Schuster quickly answers, taking it 75 yards on the Steelers’ first offensive play of the game. Extra point is good. Panthers 7, Steelers 7.
8:29 p.m. TOUCHDOWN, Panthers. Christian McCaffrey takes it 20 yards to the house. The PAT is good. Panthers 7, Steelers 0.
. @CameronNewton tosses to @run__cmc for the Carolina TD!60 total yards for McCaffrey on the @Panthers ‘ opening drive. #KeepPounding #CARvsPIT 📺: @nflnetwork + @NFLonFOX 📱+💻: https://t.co/DJUityQHC9 pic.twitter.com/bUZFqeK242 — NFL (@NFL) November 9, 2018
8:25 p.m.: Christian McCaffrey rushes 28 yards to put the Panthers at the Steelers’ 31.
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