Pittsburgh 19, Tennessee 11

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 19, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 19, 2010
WHERE: LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
TEMPERATURE: 87°
HEAD OFFICIAL: John Parry
ATTENDANCE: 69143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 7 6 0 6 19
Tennessee 3 0 0 8 11

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 2-0 1-0 1-0 W2
Tennessee 1-1 1-1 0-0 L1

Recap

There was almost another Music City Miracle on Sunday, but the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense just tuned it out.

The Steelers held Chris Johnson to 34 yards to snap his streak of 100-yard rushing games at 12 en route to a 19-11 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

Pittsburgh also forced six turnovers - including two interceptions by Vince Young, who finished 7 of 10 for 66 yards. Young was replaced by Kerry Collins in the fourth quarter.

The Titans almost staged a big comeback, as Collins threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Nate Washington with 1:03 left and a two-point conversion pass to Kenny Britt to pull within eight.

After Tennessee recovered the onside kick, Collins moved the Titans to the Pittsburgh 31 before time ran out after two false starts and a short completion to Johnson.

The Titans (1-1), who rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns in their 38-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders in Week 1, were held to 46 yards.

The Steelers had 127 yards of offense, including 21 passing. Rashard Mendenhall had 69 yards rushing for the Steelers.

Jeff Reed kicked four field goals for the Steelers (2-0), who are halfway through quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

The Steelers resorted to trickery on the first play of the game. Mewelde Moore caught Rob Bironas’ opening kickoff at the 3-yard line and handed off to Antonio Brown, who went 89 yards for a touchdown.

Steelers quarterback Dennis Dixon left the game in the second quarter with an apparent left knee injury and did not return. He was replaced by Charlie Batch.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Pittsburgh   Tennessee
Rashard Mendenhall Player Chris Johnson
23 Attempts 16
69 Yards 34
3.0 Avg Yards 2.1
0 Touchdowns 0
20 Long 11
Receiving
Pittsburgh   Tennessee
Mike Wallace Player Justin Gage
2 Receptions 4
25 Yards 74
12.5 Avg Yards 18.5
0 Touchdowns 0
15 Long 30

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Pittsburgh 127 106 21 1 4 3 4.0 6
Tennessee 238 46 192 1 1 0 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tennessee will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Giants. The Titans have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Steelers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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