Steelers down Falcons; Leftwich, Pouncey hurtAug 28, 2011 - 3:10 AM Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Ben Roethlisberger completed 11-of-16 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns, as the Pittsburgh Steelers took down the Atlanta Falcons, 34-16, in preseason action.
Antonio Brown caught both of Roethlisberger's touchdown passes -- 77 and 44 yards. The second-year pro out of Central Michigan ended with four catches for 137 yards.
Crezdon Butler returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown in the victory.
The news was not all good for the Steelers, who lost reserve quarterback Byron Leftwich and starting center Maurkice Pouncey. Pouncey exited with a left ankle injury, while Leftwich left with a broken left arm.
Late in the third quarter, Leftwich scrambled to his right for six yards. Atlanta linebacker Stephen Nicholas took down Leftwich, who landed on the turf awkwardly.
Matt Ryan connected on 22-of-42 passes for 220 yards, a touchdown and an interception for the Falcons. Chris Redman completed 8-of-18 passes for 89 yards and a pick.
Roddy White hauled in eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown in defeat.
- ATLANTA: 16
Aug 27 10:44 PM
- == Preseason == Pittsburgh Field Goal - 27-yarder by Swayze Waters.
Falcons 16, Steelers 34 4th - 1:51Aug 27 10:42 PM
- == Preseason == Pittsburgh Touchdown - 95-yard interception return by Crezdon Butler. (Swayz
Falcons 16, Steelers 31 4th - 14:44Aug 27 10:01 PM
- ATLANTA: 16
End of 3rd
Aug 27 10:00 PM
- ATLANTA: 16
Aug 27 9:18 PM
- == Preseason == Atlanta Field Goal - 46-yarder by Matt Bryant.
Falcons 16, Steelers 24 2nd - 0:04Aug 27 9:18 PM
- == Preseason == Pittsburgh Touchdown - 44-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown
Falcons 13, Steelers 24 2nd - 1:41Aug 27 9:08 PM
- == Preseason == Atlanta Field Goal - 30-yarder by Matt Bryant.
Falcons 13, Steelers 17 2nd - 2:53Aug 27 8:56 PM
- == Preseason == Pittsburgh Touchdown - 77-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown
Falcons 10, Steelers 17 2nd - 8:00Aug 27 8:42 PM
- ATLANTA: 10
2nd Quarter - 8:54
Falcons 10, Steelers 10 2nd - 8:54Aug 27 8:39 PM
- ATLANTA: 3
End of 1st
Aug 27 8:19 PM
- == Preseason == Atlanta Field Goal - 23-yarder by Matt Bryant.
Falcons 3, Steelers 10 1st - 2:09Aug 27 8:14 PM
- == Preseason == Pittsburgh Field Goal - 19-yarder by Shaun Suisham.
Falcons 0, Steelers 10 1st - 6:30Aug 27 8:06 PM
- == Preseason == Pittsburgh Touchdown - 1-yard run by Rashard Mendenhall. (Shaun Suisham kick
Falcons 0, Steelers 7 1st - 13:30Aug 27 7:40 PM
- ATLANTA: 0
1st Quarter - 15:00
Aug 27 7:37 PM
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