Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers Preview

Arnold Nichols
November 12, 2018

And then they continued it, with Roethlisberger putting up a stunning "perfect" game rating of 158.3 during the bashing - 22 of 25 for 328 yards and 5 touchdowns. James Conner continues to excel as the Steelers primary running back, getting 107 yards on 24 carries.

James Conner may have had his streak of four 100-yard rushing games snapped on Thursday, but he probably doesn't mind. "But we also can't pretend it didn't happen, because it did, and it happened for a reason", said Olsen. "We got that answer, and well, we have a lot of work to do". "The scoreboard was (indicative) of how we played".

Conner has been filling in for Bell, who has not played in a game this season after holding out during the preseason and not signing his franchise tender. His teammates have long since exhausted of talking about Bell's status and at this point.

"I told him that I didn't intend to hurt him by any means", Reid said.

Bell has not publicly declared when he will return to Pittsburgh.

They had won five of six games with Newton accounting for 12 touchdown passes and only three interceptions during that span. These two teams both put up offensive scores quickly by Christian McCaffrey and JuJu Smith-Schuster respectively, and now we have another score thanks to Cam Newton. The Steelers recorded five sacks and one interception but they got to Newton on nearly every play and either stopped the Panthers quarterback from completing his passes or made him rush his throws.


We're not entirely too sure what Newton was doing here. "We've got to stop it and keep things going in our favor". "We're a different team just like they're a different team".

The quarterback increased his career total for touchdown passes to 350, surpassing Eli Manning for the seventh most in National Football League history.

"He's like these new-age backs where they are good, obviously, running the ball, but he can catch the ball and cause some mismatches as well". Vince Williams picked off the pass and scored a 17-yard touchdown. The 52 points allowed tied the most in franchise history. The last time it happened came during a 52-9 loss, December 24, 2000, against Oakland.

"The truth of the matter is, it's one football game", Rivera said.

Carolina safety Eric Reid was ejected in the third quarter after being called for targeting when he dived at Roethlisberger's head as the Pittsburgh quarterback was sliding at the end of an 18-yard scramble.

Rivera said coaches will spend the next few days pouring over game film, looking for solutions and making adjustments, particularly on the offensive and defensive lines where the Panthers were overwhelmed by the Steelers in the road loss.

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