Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos RECAP, SCORE and STATS (11/25/18) | NFL Week 12

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The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-2-1), led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, me\et the Denver Broncos (4-6), led by quarterback Case Keenum, in a Week 12 NFL football game on Sunday, November 25, 2018 (11/25/18) at Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.

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Here’s the AP recap:

DENVER (AP) — Nose tackle Shelby Harris picked off Ben Roethlisberger’s 2-yard pass to Antonio Brown in the end zone with 1:03 remaining to seal Denver’s 24-17 win over Pittsburgh that snapped the Steelers’ six-game winning streak Sunday.

The Broncos (5-6) used four takeaways to counter a 97-yard touchdown toss from Roethlisberger to JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Roethlisberger was 41 of 56 for 462 yards, but he was intercepted twice and the Steelers (7-3-1) lost two fumbles in losing for the first time since September.

Phillip Lindsay rushed for 110 yards and the game-deciding touchdown on just 14 carries for Denver, which also ended the Chargers’ six-game winning streak last week and would have snapped Houston’s five-game roll were it not for a missed field goal as time expired.

Cornerback Bradley Roby and safety Darian Stewart were burned on Smith-Schuster’s long touchdown grab, but they made up for it when they teamed up on the final play of the third quarter for Denver’s third takeaway.

Roby forced James Connor to cough up the football after a 23-yard gain and Stewart recovered it at the Denver 21.

The Broncos then went 79 yards in 11 plays with Lindsay taking it in from 2 yards to break a 17-17 tie.

Earlier in the third quarter, Roethlisberger was backed up into his own end zone after the Broncos downed a punt at the 3, and he was knocked down by Harris as he uncorked the pass.

Smith-Schuster, who raced past Roby, hauled it in at the Pittsburgh 35, then evaded Roby and Stewart the rest of the way, finally shoving Stewart to the ground in front of the Broncos’ bench before running into the end zone to break a 10-10 halftime tie.

The Broncos tied it at 17 on Case Keenum’s 5-yard strike to Emmanuel Sanders two plays after Chris Harris Jr. intercepted a pass intended for Brown at the Steelers 43.

Brown, who burned Denver for 189 yards the previous time he played them, finished with just 67 yards on nine catches this time. Smith-Schuster got 189 yards this time, on 13 catches.

Roethlisberger had 25 completions by halftime, the most in the first half in the regular season by a Steelers QB since 1960, but it took a fake field goal for Pittsburgh to reach the end zone.

Kicker Chris Boswell threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to left tackle Alejandro Villanueva to tie it at 10.

Boswell took the direct snap and threw a perfect pass to a wide-open Villanueva — who was a receiver and tight end at Army and became the first Steelers O-lineman to catch a touchdown pass since Ray Pinney did it against the Browns in 1983.

The Steelers frittered away a shot at 10 more points in the first half.

Justin Simmons blocked Boswell’s 48-yard field goal attempt and safety Will Parks punched away the football just as tight end Xavier Grimble was about to score on a 24-yard catch-and-run. The ball went out of bounds in the end zone for a touchback.

INJURIES

Steelers: T.J. Watt left in the first quarter with a wrist injury, but returned after halftime. … TE Vance McDonald left in the third quarter with a hip injury, but returned in the fourth.

Broncos: CB Tramaine Brock hurt his ribs tackling Smith-Schuster in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, TE Jeff Heuerman (back) and OLB Shaq Barrett (hip) left the game.

UP NEXT

Steelers: Return home to host Chargers in another prime-time matchup.

Broncos: Travel to Cincinnati to face the league’s worst defense.

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Here’s what you need to know:

Who: Steelers vs. Broncos

What: NFL, Week 12

When: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018

Where: Broncos Stadium at Mile High

Time: 4:25 p.m. Eastern

TV: Fox

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Line: Steelers -3 (Over/under: 47)

Steelers notes: QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 314 yards with 2 TDs & rushed for GW 1-yard TD with 5 seconds remaining in 4th Q last week. Has 1,169 pass yards (292.3 per game) with 11 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 100.7 rating & 2 rush TDs in his past 4. In last meeting, completed 40 of 55 (72.7 pct.) for 380 yards with 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 94.5 rating. Has 3+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4 vs. Den. Has 300+ pass yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC West. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 271 completions. * RB JAMES CONNER has 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 6. In 5 road games this season, has 628 scrimmage yards (125.6 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.). Is 1 of 4 NFL players with 1,200+ scrimmage yards (1,207) & 10+ TDs (11) in 2018. Has 4 games with 100+ rush yards & 2+ rush TDs this season & is only NFL player with multiple such games. * WR ANTONIO BROWN had team-high 117 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Has 10 TD catches in his past 8. Aims for his 9th in row with rec. TD. Had 16 catches for 189 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 263 rec. yards (131.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. Den. Leads NFL with 11 TD catches. WR JU JU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 8 catches for 104 yards in Week 11. Since entering league in 2017, ranks 6th in NFL averaging 14.6 yards per catch (min.100 receptions). * LB T.J. WATT had 2 sacks & 2 FFs last week. Has 3 sacks & 3 FFs in his past 2. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (VON MILLER & J.J. WATT) with 10+ sacks (10) & 4+ FFs (4). LB VINCE WILLIAMS had 10 tackles & sack in Week 11.

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Broncos notes: * QB CASE KEENUM passed for 205 yards in Week 11. Has 612 pass yards (306 per game) with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 91 rating in his past 2 at home. Has 2+ TD passes in 2 of his past 3 starts vs. AFC North. Since 2017, is 1 of 8 NFL QBs with 6,000+ pass yards (6,152) & 65+ comp. pct. (65.7). * RB PHILLIP LINDSAY (rookie) had 106 scrimmage yards (79 rush, 27 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 11. Aims for his 5th in row with 80+ scrimmage yards. Has 442 scrimmage yards (88.4 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in 5 career home games. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 670 rush yards & 857 scrimmage yards. Rookie RB ROYCE FREEMAN had rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD & has rush TD in 5 of his past 7. Freeman (5) & Lindsay (5) are only pair of current RB teammates with 5+ rush TDs each this season. * WR EMMANUEL SANDERS has 95+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 5 at home. Had 10 catches for 181 yards with TD catch & rushed for 24 yards in last meeting. Spent 4 seasons with Pit. (2010-13), recording 161 catches for 2,030 yards & 11 TDs. Rookie WR COURTLAND SUTTON had teamhigh 78 rec. yards last week. Has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3. Is 1 of 5 NFL rookies with 450+ rec. yards (459). * LB VON MILLER had sack & INT last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & has 6 sacks in his past 5. Ties for AFC lead with 10 sacks, his 5th consecutive 10+ sack season. CB CHRIS HARRIS, JR. had 8 tackles & INT last week. — NFL Communications

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