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Roethlisberger Commands Steelers Ninth Win; 36-10 to Bengals

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▲ Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw four touchdown passes at Heinz Field, after spending a week in isolation and testing negative for coronavirus. Afp photo

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La Jornada newspaper
Monday, November 16, 2020, p. 3

Pittsburgh. The undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers, with Ben Roethlisberger at the controls, remain the best team in the NFL with nine wins, after beating Bengali division rivals Cincinnati 36-10 en route to the postseason.

After passing tests for Covid-19 during the week along with three other players by the positive of tight end Vance McDonald, the quarterback led the actions to guide the victory of his team, which retains the leadership of the North in the American Conference.

Big Ben threw for 333 yards and sent four touchdown passes, two to Chase Claypool and the rest to JuJu Smith and Diontae Johnson, enough to annihilate the Bengali bottoms, from rookie Joe Burrow, who racked up 213 and a shot to the promised zone. on the sixth backhand of his squad.

The Cleveland Browns continue to surprise this season by adding their sixth victory, now 10-7 over the Houston Texans, and ranking third in the division led by the Steelers.

In a divisional duel, Tom Brady’s Buccaneers overcame the humiliating loss of the previous week with a resounding 46-23 victory over the Carolina Panthers yesterday.

Brady was involved in four touchdown plays and Ronald Jones set a franchise record with a spectacular 98-yard rushing touchdown.

Jones’ impressive run in the third quarter took off at Tampa Bay, in a hitherto tight game. He ran down the center of the court behind the left guard, got rid of safety Tre Boston and was free.

Jones finished with a career-high 181 yards and became the fourth player in the NFL with a touchdown carry of at least 98 yards, joining Tony Dorsett, Derrick Henry and Ahman Green.

After the most crushing crash of his illustrious career – a 38-3 loss to the Saints – Brady sent shots down the end zone at Cameron Brate, Mike Evans and Rob Gronkowski; then he contributed another touchdown on the ground in the fourth period to seal the victory and be in the fight for the playoffs (7-3).

Teddy Bridgewater pitched for two touchdowns and added one more on the ground before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a right knee injury.

At the top of this sector, New Orleans maintained its hegemony by beating San Francisco 27-13, although its quarterback, Drew Brees, suffered a rib injury after a sack and did not return to the game in the third quarter.

Brees connected with Alvin Kamara who crossed the diagonals, but the running back had two more on the ground and the Saints are 7-2.

The Dolphins raise their hands in their playoff aspirations with a 29-21 win over the Chargers in a rookie quarterback duel that tipped Tua Tagovailoa over Justin Herbert.

Tagovailoa made a couple of passes to the red zone and Herbert contributed the same amount, also scored and suffered an interception. Miami reached six wins and remains second in the AFC East.

Aaron Rodgers fired two shots into the promised zone and ran for another touchdown as the Green Bay Packers rallied 24-20 over Jacksonville.

Rodgers gave the final lead with 9:11 minutes remaining by throwing a short pass to Davante Adams, who came out early in the second half with an ankle injury.

The quarterback also crossed the end zone on the ground and gave another 78-yard pass to Marquez Valdes-Scanting, who caught four for 149 yards, a career-high and the Cheeseheads lead 7-2 in the NFC North.

Keelan Cole scored on a franchise-record 91-yard kickoff return and a 12-yard reception for Jacksonville (1-8), which has lost eight straight games.

Cole went on to become the first Jaguars player to score on a kickback and catch in the same game, as well as of any team to do so against the Packers.

Arizona, which leads the NFC West, dreams of the postseason, after stopping Buffalo, who continues to lead in the AFC East (7-3), 32-30.

The Cardinals ‘victory (6-3) put their division red hot with the Rams’ 23-16 win over Seattle, to place second (6-3) and leave the Seahawks in third place (6-3). ).

The New York Giants got into the fray of a terrible division East of the National Conference by beating Philadelphia 27-17.

The Eagles (3-5-1) are still the leaders of the worst division in the NFL. Dallas and Washington are 2-7.

The Raiders beat Denver 37-12 to remain second in the AFC West, led by the champions Kansas City Chiefs, while the Detroit Lions beat Washington 30-27 in Week 10.