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Written by Cotter   
October 17, 2010 15:36
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How much do you really have to say about this game?

Aside from one early mistake that gave the Browns an unearned 3 points, and throwing on 3rd and 2 with like 2:30 left in the game, up 21-10, you can't really draw 'em up much better.

Sure, the defense let Colt McCoy throw for 281 yards, but they also only let him score once, picked him off twice, sacked him FIVE TIMES, and generally terrorized his life for 60 minutes.

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Just look at the intensity in Silverback's eyes. He was out for blood.

On the other side of the ball, Big Ben didn't flinch after an early mistake, going 16/27 for 257 yards and 3 TDs.

Colt McCoy may have thrown for more yards than Ben, but if you give Ben the six more attempts McCoy had, he throws for 325 yards, easy.

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That's 350 pounds of Shaun Rogers hanging on for dear life there, by the way.

Even though the Steelers ran the ball 35 times, to 27 pass attepts, it was pretty evident that Ben Roethlisberger is still Ben Roethlisberger. Hooking up with Mike Wallace for a 50-yard pass and a 29-yard touchdown pass, hitting Hines Ward five times for 54 yards and a score, getting the ball to everyone except Arnaz Battle, Ben played a solid four quarters.

Rashard Mendenhall spun for 84 yards and a TD on 27 carries.

And perhaps best of all, Ben wasn't sacked once.

Who would've thought that Max Starks, Chris Kemoeatu, Maurkice Pouncey, Doug Legursky, Flozell Adams, Ramon Foster and Jonathan Scott would have done the job they've done the past couple of games.

4-1 and a division win.

With the Ravens losing, that means sole possession of the AFC North lead (albeit by only a game).

There's a lot for Steeler fans to be excited about right now.

After the game, Big Ben said "we left a lot out there, but we got the win and that's all that matters."

Even having "left a lot out there" it was still a four TD win, 28-10.

Of course, it was the Browns, but I'm not going to let that take any air out of these tires.

Some of the highlights...

Ryan Clark welcomes Colt McCoy to the NFL...


James Harrissassin...


Twice...


What a beautiful shot...
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They're just like little kids out there...
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And finally, here's a picture of Greg Warren, because there just aren't enough Greg Warren pictures on this blog...
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We'll get into the Things That Were Awesome, Things That Were NOT Awesome and whatever I come up with for the less than awesome category tomorrow at some point.

For now - mark it, dude.

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