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Steelers' Reed makes four field goals in preseason finale

Aug 31, 2007 - 4:06 AM By Frank Kay PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Ticker) - It a battle of running out the clock, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Carolina Panthers, 19-3, in Thursday's preseason finale.

Starters for both teams played sparingly, if at all, and the game featured 45 total passes thrown, compared to 205 rushing attempts.

The 8 p.m. scheduled kickoff was delayed 20 minutes due to lightning in the area. There was a steady light rain during the warm-up period, but it subsided once the game started.

Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger played the first series of the game, completing 2-of-2 passes for 16 yards. Backup Brian St. Pierre played the majority of the game, going 3-of-10 for 16 yards before leaving with a toe injury in the fourth quarter.

Jeff Reed connected on field goals from 32, 34, 31 and 37 yards to help the Steelers create a 12-3 advantage. Safety Tyrone Carter intercepted Carolina's Dalton Bell and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to make it 19-3.

On the ground, Gary Russell rushed 21 times for 62 yards and Verron Haynes carried 13 times for 47 yards as Pittsburgh (4-1) geared up for the Cleveland Browns in the regular season opener on September 9.

The Panthers (1-3) started the game with backup signal-caller David Carr, who stumbled in his final dress rehearsal, going 8-for-12 for 85 yards and an interception.

Carolina coach John Fox rested the majority of his starters, including quarterback Jake Delhomme and wide receiver Steve Smith. Delhomme was listed with a sore arm, and Smith was reported with a sore leg.

The Panthers' lone score came in the second, when kicker John Kasay hit a 31-yard field goal with 13:55 remaining. But he missed one from 51 yards wide left in the first quarter.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 3 6 10 19
    CAROLINA 0 3 0 0 3 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: CAR - FG, JOHN KASAY 31 YD, 1:49. CAROLINA
    3-0
    PIT - FG, JEFF REED 32 YD, 7:48. PITTSBURGH
    3-3
    3RD QUARTER: PIT - FG, JEFF REED 34 YD, 9:23. PITTSBURGH
    6-3
    PIT - FG, JEFF RE

    Aug 30 11:14 PM


  • NFL
    TD PIT
    TYRONE CARTER 32 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (JEFF REED KICK)
    PITTSBURGH 19
    CAROLINA 3 1:04 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Steelers vs. PanthersAug 30 11:07 PM


  • NFL
    FG PIT
    JEFF REED 37 YD
    PITTSBURGH 12
    CAROLINA 3 8:37 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Steelers vs. PanthersAug 30 10:42 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 3 6 9
    CAROLINA 0 3 0 3 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: CAR - FG, JOHN KASAY 31 YD, 1:49. CAROLINA
    3-0
    PIT - FG, JEFF REED 32 YD, 7:48. PITTSBURGH
    3-3
    3RD QUARTER: PIT - FG, JEFF REED 34 YD, 9:23. PITTSBURGH
    6-3
    PIT - FG,

    Aug 30 10:26 PM


  • NFL
    FG PIT
    JEFF REED 31 YD
    PITTSBURGH 9
    CAROLINA 3 2:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Steelers vs. PanthersAug 30 10:20 PM


  • NFL
    FG PIT
    JEFF REED 34 YD
    PITTSBURGH 6
    CAROLINA 3 5:37 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Steelers vs. PanthersAug 30 10:10 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 3 3
    CAROLINA 0 3 3 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE
    2ND QUARTER: CAR - FG, JOHN KASAY 31 YD, 1:49. CAROLINA
    3-0
    PIT - FG, JEFF REED 32 YD, 7:48. PITTSBURGH
    3-3

    Aug 30 9:38 PM


  • NFL
    PITTSBURGH 3
    CAROLINA 3 7:12 LEFT, 2ND QTR
    CAR BALL ON CAR 20 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Steelers vs. PanthersAug 30 9:23 PM


  • NFL
    FG CAR
    JOHN KASAY 31 YD
    PITTSBURGH 0
    CAROLINA 3 13:11 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Steelers vs. PanthersAug 30 9:04 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    PITTSBURGH 0 0
    CAROLINA 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: NONE

    Aug 30 8:58 PM
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    Steelers vs. PanthersAug 28 9:20 AM