16 - 34 Final
  for this game

Steelers down Falcons; Leftwich, Pouncey hurt

Aug 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.