This time, the
Ben Roethlisberger threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to
The Steelers pieced together an impressive rally in the second half to take sole possession of second place in the
Le'Veon Bell ran for 204 yards and a touchdown, and
"I think we're only going to get stronger," Bell said. "We've obviously still got to get better, work as a team. But we're going to enjoy the week off. It's well deserved, well needed. We're going to enjoy it and get back to work when we need to."
Roethlisberger had never beaten the Titans at
"He got rolling, and we couldn't make a play and that's disappointing," Coach
The Titans blew a 24-13 lead in their fourth consecutive loss. They sacked Roethlisberger five times and intercepted a pass in the end zone. Zach Mettenberger threw for 263 yards and two touchdown passes, and fellow rookie Bishop Sankey ran for a touchdown.
But Tennessee's offense fizzled in the fourth quarter. When the Steelers got the ball back with 6:58 left, they didn't give it back.
"We feel very close," Mettenberger said. "We're not doing enough to win football games. That's the bottom line and the most important thing. But rookie running back, rookie left tackle, rookie quarterback, rookie middle linebacker. We're doing a lot of good things."
Mettenberger and the Titans erased a 10-0 deficit with a flurry.
Suisham had a 49-yard field goal to open the scoring, and Gay picked off a pass by Mettenberger on the Titans' first offensive play and returned it for a touchdown.
Roethlisberger had only five passes intercepted times this season, but the Titans sacked him three times in the second quarter and
Mettenberger threw to
Mettenberger threw a four-yard touchdown pass to
The Steelers responded with Bell's five-yard touchdown run on the first play of the fourth quarter, and Roethlisberger's touchdown pass to Brown was enough for the victory. Brown had nine receptions for 91 yards.