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Pittsburgh Steelers 28 at Denver Broncos 10

Monday, November 9, 2009
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Pittsburgh Steelers (9-7-0)0771428
Denver Broncos (8-8-0)307010

Game Info
Stadium Invesco Field at Mile High
Start Time (ET) 8:41pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Duration 2:58
Attendance 76,716
Weather 55 degrees, relative humidity 37%, wind 7 mph
Vegas Line Pittsburgh Steelers -3.0
Over/Under 41.5 (under)
Officials
Referee Don Carey
Umpire Garth DeFelice
Head Linesman Dana McKenzie
Field Judge Mike Weir
Back Judge Terrence Miles
Side Judge Greg Meyer
Line Judge Carl Johnson

Expected Points Summary

Expected points are an estimate of points per play based on down, distance, and yard line. Points given for offense and defense are offensive/defensive plays + penalties on which there was no play (eg, a false start). Special teams are all kicking + punting plays. Points are zeroed out at the end of halves.

Scoring

Team Stats

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Defense & Returns

Kicking & Punting

Starting Lineups

Pass Targets

Pittsburgh Steelers
Deep Left (0/1, 0 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Mike Wallace 1 0 0 0
Deep Middle (1/2, 25 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Heath Miller 1 0 0 0
Mike Wallace 1 1 25 1
Deep Right (2/4, 53 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Santonio Holmes 1 1 35 0
Mike Wallace 2 1 18 0
Hines Ward 1 0 0 0
Short Left (1/3, 7 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Mike Wallace 2 0 0 0
Hines Ward 1 1 7 0
Short Middle (7/7, 79 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Santonio Holmes 2 2 32 0
Heath Miller 1 1 4 0
Mike Wallace 1 1 15 0
Hines Ward 3 3 28 1
Short Right (10/12, 69 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Santonio Holmes 3 3 26 0
Rashard Mendenhall 1 1 9 0
Heath Miller 2 2 14 0
Limas Sweed 1 0 0
Mike Wallace 1 1 11 0
Hines Ward 4 3 9 1
Denver Broncos
Deep Left (1/1, 20 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Eddie Royal 1 1 20 0
Deep Middle (0/0, 0 yards)Deep Right (0/0, 0 yards)
Short Left (8/13, 62 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Correll Buckhalter 1 1 -1 0
Jabar Gaffney 2 1 3 0
Brandon Marshall 3 2 13 0
Knowshon Moreno 1 0 0 0
Eddie Royal 5 3 43 0
Brandon Stokley 1 1 4 0
Short Middle (8/10, 99 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Correll Buckhalter 1 1 5 0
Daniel Graham 1 1 18 0
Brandon Marshall 7 6 76 0
Knowshon Moreno 1 0 0 0
Short Right (6/13, 40 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Jabar Gaffney 1 1 3 0
Daniel Graham 2 0 0 0
Brandon Marshall 5 3 23 0
Eddie Royal 4 1 11 0
Tony Scheffler 1 1 3 0

Rushing

Pittsburgh Steelers
LE (1 rush, 3 yards)
Att Yds TD
Mike Wallace 1 3 0
LT (3 rushes, 21 yards)
Att Yds TD
Rashard Mendenhall 2 9 0
Mewelde Moore 1 12 0
LG (1 rush, 36 yards)
Att Yds TD
Rashard Mendenhall 1 36 0
MD (12 rushes, 47 yards)
Att Yds TD
Rashard Mendenhall 11 46 0
Mewelde Moore 1 1 0
RG (2 rushes, 8 yards)
Att Yds TD
Rashard Mendenhall 1 6 0
Mewelde Moore 1 2 0
RT (6 rushes, 43 yards)
Att Yds TD
Rashard Mendenhall 5 40 0
Mewelde Moore 1 3 0
RE (2 rushes, 18 yards)
Att Yds TD
Rashard Mendenhall 2 18 0
Denver Broncos
LE (1 rush, 7 yards)
Att Yds TD
Correll Buckhalter 1 7 0
LT (2 rushes, 4 yards)
Att Yds TD
Correll Buckhalter 1 1 0
Knowshon Moreno 1 3 0
LG (2 rushes, 4 yards)
Att Yds TD
Correll Buckhalter 1 0 0
Knowshon Moreno 1 4 0
MD (3 rushes, -2 yards)
Att Yds TD
Correll Buckhalter 2 -1 0
Knowshon Moreno 1 -1 0
RG (2 rushes, 6 yards)
Att Yds TD
Correll Buckhalter 2 6 0
RT (3 rushes, 2 yards)
Att Yds TD
Correll Buckhalter 1 5 0
Knowshon Moreno 2 -3 0
RE (1 rush, 6 yards)
Att Yds TD
Correll Buckhalter 1 6 0

Pass Tackles

Pittsburgh Steelers
Deep Left Deep MiddleDeep Right
Short Left Short Middle Short Right
Denver Broncos
Deep LeftDeep MiddleDeep Right
Short Left Short Middle Short Right

Pittsburgh Steelers Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 10:24 PIT 17 5 3:03 10 Punt
2 3:12 PIT 20 6 3:12 20 Punt
3 7:05 PIT 23 6 4:18 21 Punt
4 0:11 PIT 9 1 0:11 -2 End of Half
5 15:00 PIT 17 6 3:44 37 Fumble
6 11:16 PIT 20 4 2:07 80 Touchdown
7 7:20 PIT 3 9 4:55 82 Interception
8 15:00 PIT 30 3 1:51 4 Punt
9 12:04 PIT 41 6 2:51 15 Punt
10 8:31 DEN 25 3 1:28 25 Touchdown
11 6:30 PIT 26 11 5:08 74 Touchdown
12 0:15 DEN 40 1 0:15 -1 End of Game

Denver Broncos Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 15:00 DEN 22 9 4:36 56 Field Goal
2 7:21 DEN 18 7 4:09 34 Punt
3 15:00 DEN 23 4 2:10 19 Interception
4 12:50 DEN 21 9 5:45 30 Punt
5 2:47 DEN 16 6 2:36 29 Punt
6 9:09 DEN 40 4 1:49 15 Punt
7 2:25 DEN 10 4 2:25 24 Punt
8 13:09 DEN 33 3 1:05 3 Punt
9 9:13 DEN 9 2 0:42 0 Interception
10 7:03 DEN 26 3 0:33 0 Punt
11 1:22 DEN 20 4 1:07 17 Interception

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT DEN EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 PIT 30 Jeff Reed kicks off 70 yards, returned by Eddie Royal for 22 yards (tackle by Keyaron Fox) 0 0 0 0.41 0.0
1 14:55 1 10 DEN 22 Kyle Orton pass complete short left to Eddie Royal for 13 yards (tackle by William Gay) 0 0 0.41 1.27 44.9
1 14:19 1 10 DEN 35 Correll Buckhalter right guard for 1 yard (tackle by James Harrison) 0 0 1.27 0.86 43.7
1 13:42 2 9 DEN 36 Kyle Orton pass complete short left to Eddie Royal for 14 yards (tackle by James Farrior) 0 0 0.86 2.26 48.0
1 13:42 1 10 50 Correll Buckhalter right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Keyaron Fox) 0 0 2.26 2.39 48.4
1 12:27 2 5 PIT 45 Kyle Orton pass complete deep left to Eddie Royal for 20 yards (tackle by William Gay) 0 0 2.39 3.91 53.1
1 11:52 1 10 PIT 25 Correll Buckhalter up the middle for -3 yards (tackle by LaMarr Woodley) 0 0 3.91 2.96 50.4
1 11:15 2 13 PIT 28 Kyle Orton pass complete short right to Brandon Marshall for 6 yards (tackle by Deshea Townsend) 0 0 2.96 3.07 50.8
1 10:35 3 7 PIT 22 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short right intended for Eddie Royal (defended by William Gay) 0 0 3.07 1.99 47.6
1 10:28 4 7 PIT 22 Matt Prater 40 yard field goal good 0 3 1.99 3 50.7
1 DEN 30 Matt Prater kicks off 75 yards, returned by Stefan Logan for 22 yards (tackle by Spencer Larsen) 0 3 0 -0.06 0.0
1 10:18 1 10 PIT 17 Rashard Mendenhall up the middle for 5 yards (tackle by D.J. Williams) 0 3 -0.06 0.21 50.1
1 9:33 2 5 PIT 22 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short right to Santonio Holmes for 9 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey) 0 3 0.21 1 47.7
1 8:49 1 10 PIT 31 Rashard Mendenhall left tackle for 6 yards (tackle by Andra Davis) 0 3 1 1.27 47.0
1 8:07 2 4 PIT 37 Ben Roethlisberger pass incomplete short right intended for Hines Ward 0 3 1.27 0.56 49.3
1 8:03 3 4 PIT 37 Ben Roethlisberger sacked by Elvis Dumervil and Darrell Reid for -10 yards 0 3 0.56 -1.57 56.0
1 8:03 4 14 PIT 27 Daniel Sepulveda punts 55 yards 0 3 -1.57 -0.04 51.2
1 7:21 1 10 DEN 18 Kyle Orton pass complete short middle to Brandon Marshall for 15 yards (tackle by Keyaron Fox) 0 3 0.04 1.14 54.8
1 6:41 1 10 DEN 33 Kyle Orton pass complete short middle to Brandon Marshall for 4 yards (tackle by Keyaron Fox) 0 3 1.14 1.13 54.9
1 6:05 2 6 DEN 37 Knowshon Moreno right tackle for -2 yards (tackle by James Farrior) 0 3 1.13 0.17 52.0
1 5:24 3 8 DEN 35 Kyle Orton pass complete short middle to Brandon Marshall for 9 yards (tackle by James Farrior) 0 3 0.17 1.86 57.5
1 4:50 1 10 DEN 44 Kyle Orton pass complete short left to Jabar Gaffney for 3 yards (tackle by William Gay and James Harrison) 0 3 1.86 1.72 57.2
1 4:06 2 7 DEN 47 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short left intended for Eddie Royal 0 3 1.72 1.03 55.1
1 4:02 3 7 DEN 47 Kyle Orton pass complete short right to Brandon Marshall for 5 yards (tackle by Ike Taylor) 0 3 1.03 0.07 52.0
1 3:20 4 2 PIT 48 Mitch Berger punts 48 yards, touchback 0 3 0.07 -0.28 51.0
1 3:12 1 10 PIT 20 Rashard Mendenhall up the middle for 3 yards (tackle by D.J. Williams) 0 3 0.28 0.14 51.5
1 2:28 2 7 PIT 23 Ben Roethlisberger pass incomplete deep left intended for Mike Wallace 0 3 0.14 -0.56 53.9
1 2:22 3 7 PIT 23 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short middle to Santonio Holmes for 16 yards (tackle by Brian Dawkins) 0 3 -0.56 1.53 47.0
1 1:37 1 10 PIT 39 Ben Roethlisberger sacked by D.J. Williams and Andra Davis for -8 yards 0 3 1.53 -0.09 52.6
1 1:00 2 18 PIT 31 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short right to Rashard Mendenhall for 9 yards (tackle by Wesley Woodyard) 0 3 -0.09 0.43 50.9
1 0:13 3 9 PIT 40 Ben Roethlisberger pass incomplete short left intended for Mike Wallace (defended by Andre' Goodman) 0 3 0.43 -0.72 55.0
1 0:07 4 9 PIT 40 Daniel Sepulveda punts 43 yards, returned by Eddie Royal for 6 yards (tackle by Ryan Mundy) 0 3 -0.72 -0.48 54.2
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT DEN EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 15:00 1 10 DEN 23 Correll Buckhalter left end for 7 yards (tackle by James Farrior and Tyrone Carter) 0 3 0.48 0.88 55.6
2 14:20 2 3 DEN 30 Correll Buckhalter left tackle for 1 yard (tackle by LaMarr Woodley) 0 3 0.88 0.3 53.7
2 13:40 3 2 DEN 31 Kyle Orton pass complete short right to Eddie Royal for 11 yards (tackle by William Gay) 0 3 0.3 1.73 58.8
2 13:01 1 10 DEN 42 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short middle intended for Knowshon Moreno is intercepted by Tyrone Carter at DEN-48 and returned for 48 yards, touchdown 6 3 1.73 -7 32.6
2 Jeff Reed kicks extra point good 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 PIT 30 Jeff Reed kicks off 67 yards, returned by Kenny McKinley for 18 yards (tackle by Arnold Harrison) 7 3 0 0.34 0.0
2 12:44 1 10 DEN 21 Knowshon Moreno left guard for 4 yards (tackle by Nick Eason) 7 3 0.34 0.34 30.5
2 12:14 2 6 DEN 25 Kyle Orton sacked by Brett Keisel for -4 yards 7 3 0.34 -0.89 26.8
2 11:42 3 10 DEN 21 Kyle Orton pass complete short middle to Brandon Marshall for 15 yards (tackle by Troy Polamalu) 7 3 -0.89 1.33 33.6
2 10:58 1 10 DEN 36 Knowshon Moreno right tackle for -1 yards (tackle by Keyaron Fox) 7 3 1.33 0.66 31.4
2 10:20 2 11 DEN 35 Kyle Orton pass complete short right to Jabar Gaffney for 3 yards (tackle by Ike Taylor) 7 3 0.66 0.37 30.4
2 9:38 3 8 DEN 38 Kyle Orton pass complete short middle to Daniel Graham for 18 yards (tackle by LaMarr Woodley) 7 3 0.37 2.65 38.0
2 8:52 1 10 PIT 44 Penalty on Russ Hochstein: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 7 3 2.65 2.32 36.9
2 8:36 1 15 PIT 49 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short left intended for Brandon Marshall 7 3 2.32 1.44 33.9
2 8:31 2 15 PIT 49 Kyle Orton pass complete short left to Brandon Marshall for 10 yards (tackle by James Harrison) 7 3 1.44 2.08 36.1
2 7:45 3 5 PIT 39 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short left intended for Jabar Gaffney (defended by William Gay). DEN challenged the incomplete pass ruling, and the play was upheld. 7 3 2.08 0.66 31.2
2 7:40 4 5 PIT 39 Kyle Orton pass complete short right to Brandon Stokley for 8 yards (tackle by LaMarr Woodley). Penalty on Ben Hamilton: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 7 3 0.66 0 29.1
2 7:13 4 15 PIT 49 Mitch Berger punts 26 yards 7 3 0 -0.48 27.5
2 7:05 1 10 PIT 23 Rashard Mendenhall up the middle for 4 yards (tackle by Brian Dawkins and Kenny Peterson) 7 3 0.48 0.47 27.5
2 6:27 2 6 PIT 27 Rashard Mendenhall up the middle for 4 yards (tackle by Brian Dawkins) 7 3 0.47 0.3 28.0
2 5:42 3 2 PIT 31 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short right to Mike Wallace for 11 yards (tackle by Andre' Goodman) 7 3 0.3 1.73 23.5
2 5:15 1 10 PIT 42 Rashard Mendenhall up the middle for 3 yards (tackle by Mario Haggan and Ronald Fields) 7 3 1.73 1.59 23.8
2 4:34 2 7 PIT 45 Penalty on Trai Essex: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 7 3 1.59 0.92 25.8
2 4:14 2 12 PIT 40 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short right to Hines Ward for 4 yards (tackle by Renaldo Hill) 7 3 0.92 0.76 26.2
2 3:29 3 8 PIT 44 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short right to Heath Miller for no gain 7 3 0.76 -0.46 30.2
2 2:57 4 8 PIT 44 Daniel Sepulveda punts 40 yards, fair catch by Eddie Royal 7 3 -0.46 0.14 28.1
2 2:47 1 10 DEN 16 Correll Buckhalter right end for 6 yards (tackle by Ike Taylor) 7 3 -0.14 0.28 29.5
2 2:24 2 4 DEN 22 Knowshon Moreno left tackle for 3 yards (tackle by James Harrison) 7 3 0.28 -0.2 27.8
2 2:00 3 1 DEN 25 Kyle Orton pass complete short middle to Brandon Marshall for 18 yards (tackle by Ike Taylor) 7 3 -0.2 1.8 35.0
2 1:29 1 10 DEN 43 Kyle Orton sacked by Brett Keisel for -2 yards 7 3 1.8 0.98 31.9
2 0:52 2 12 DEN 41 Kyle Orton pass complete short left to Correll Buckhalter for -1 yards (tackle by Troy Polamalu) 7 3 0.98 0.17 28.9
2 0:26 3 13 DEN 40 Correll Buckhalter right tackle for 5 yards (tackle by LaMarr Woodley) 7 3 0.17 -0.39 26.9
2 0:18 Timeout #1 by Pittsburgh Steelers 7 3 0 0
2 0:18 4 8 DEN 45 Mitch Berger punts 39 yards, fair catch by Stefan Logan. Penalty on Joe Burnett: Running Into the Kicker (Declined), Penalty on Limas Sweed: Offensive Holding, 8 yards 7 3 -0.39 0.38 29.6
2 0:11 1 10 PIT 9 Ben Roethlisberger kneels for -2 yards 7 3 -0.38 -0.93 28.2
End of Half73-0.930
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT DEN EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 DEN 30 Matt Prater kicks off 75 yards, returned by Stefan Logan for 22 yards (tackle by Josh Barrett) 7 3 0 -0.06 0.0
3 14:53 1 10 PIT 17 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short middle to Hines Ward for 7 yards (tackle by Wesley Woodyard) 7 3 -0.06 0.48 26.5
3 14:20 2 3 PIT 24 Rashard Mendenhall right tackle for 6 yards (tackle by Andre' Goodman and Wesley Woodyard) 7 3 0.48 0.94 24.8
3 13:34 1 10 PIT 30 Rashard Mendenhall left tackle for 3 yards (tackle by Wesley Woodyard) 7 3 0.94 0.8 25.1
3 12:58 2 7 PIT 33 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short middle to Hines Ward for 18 yards (tackle by Renaldo Hill) 7 3 0.8 2.32 20.1
3 12:10 1 10 DEN 49 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short middle to Santonio Holmes for 16 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey) 7 3 2.32 3.38 16.8
3 11:30 1 10 DEN 33 Ben Roethlisberger sacked by Kenny Peterson for -13 yards. Ben Roethlisberger fumbles (forced by Kenny Peterson), recovered by Robert Ayers at DEN-46 and returned for 54 yards, touchdown 7 9 3.38 -7 53.0
3 Matt Prater kicks extra point good 7 10 0 0 0.0
3 DEN 30 Matt Prater kicks off 75 yards, returned by Stefan Logan for 25 yards (tackle by Spencer Larsen) 7 10 0 0.28 0.0
3 11:09 1 10 PIT 20 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete deep right to Mike Wallace for 18 yards (tackle by Andre' Goodman) 7 10 0.28 1.47 51.0
3 10:29 1 10 PIT 38 Rashard Mendenhall right end for 24 yards (tackle by Wesley Woodyard) 7 10 1.47 3.05 44.0
3 10:01 1 10 DEN 38 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete deep right to Santonio Holmes for 35 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey) 7 10 3.05 6.51 29.2
3 9:15 1 3 DEN 3 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short middle to Hines Ward for 3 yards, touchdown 13 10 6.51 7 31.1
3 Jeff Reed kicks extra point good 14 10 0 0 0.0
3 PIT 30 Jeff Reed kicks off 43 yards, returned by Spencer Larsen for 13 yards (tackle by Keyaron Fox) 14 10 0 1.6 0.0
3 9:04 1 10 DEN 40 Kyle Orton pass complete short left to Eddie Royal for 16 yards (tackle by Tyrone Carter) 14 10 1.6 2.65 38.2
3 8:27 1 10 PIT 44 Knowshon Moreno up the middle for -1 yards (tackle by James Harrison) 14 10 2.65 1.98 35.2
3 7:51 2 11 PIT 45 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short right intended for Daniel Graham 14 10 1.98 1.29 32.2
3 7:37 3 11 PIT 45 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short right intended for Brandon Marshall 14 10 1.29 0.27 27.8
3 7:32 4 11 PIT 45 Mitch Berger punts 42 yards 14 10 0.27 0.38 28.3
3 7:20 1 10 PIT 3 Rashard Mendenhall up the middle for 3 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey) 14 10 -0.38 -0.56 29.0
3 6:44 2 7 PIT 6 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short right to Heath Miller for 14 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey and D.J. Williams) 14 10 -0.56 0.28 25.4
3 6:05 1 10 PIT 20 Rashard Mendenhall right tackle for 28 yards (tackle by Wesley Woodyard) 14 10 0.28 2.13 18.4
3 5:30 1 10 PIT 48 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short middle to Heath Miller for 4 yards (tackle by Kenny Peterson) 14 10 2.13 2.12 18.2
3 4:48 2 6 DEN 48 Ben Roethlisberger pass incomplete short left intended for Mike Wallace 14 10 2.12 1.42 20.4
3 4:44 Timeout #1 by Denver Broncos 14 10 0 0
3 4:44 3 6 DEN 48 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short middle to Mike Wallace for 15 yards (tackle by Andre' Goodman) 14 10 1.42 3.38 14.0
3 4:03 1 10 DEN 33 Rashard Mendenhall right tackle for 8 yards (tackle by Brian Dawkins and Ronald Fields) 14 10 3.38 3.92 12.1
3 3:18 2 2 DEN 25 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short right to Santonio Holmes for 10 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey) 14 10 3.92 4.58 10.1
3 2:38 1 10 DEN 15 Ben Roethlisberger pass incomplete deep right intended for Hines Ward is intercepted by Andre' Goodman at DEN-20 and returned for 21 yards (tackle by Rashard Mendenhall). Penalty on Ronald Fields: Illegal Block Above the Waist, 10 yards 14 10 4.58 0.38 23.6
3 2:25 1 10 DEN 10 Kyle Orton pass complete short middle to Brandon Marshall for 15 yards (tackle by Keyaron Fox) 14 10 -0.38 0.61 27.9
3 1:45 1 10 DEN 25 Kyle Orton pass complete short right to Tony Scheffler for 3 yards (tackle by Keyaron Fox) 14 10 0.61 0.47 27.0
3 1:05 2 7 DEN 28 Correll Buckhalter up the middle for 2 yards (tackle by James Harrison and Keyaron Fox) 14 10 0.47 0.04 24.7
3 0:24 3 5 DEN 30 Kyle Orton pass complete short left to Brandon Stokley for 4 yards (tackle by Ryan Mundy) 14 10 0.04 -1.11 19.5
3 0:03 4 1 DEN 34 Mitch Berger punts 50 yards, returned by Stefan Logan for 14 yards (tackle by Kenny McKinley) 14 10 -1.11 -0.94 20.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT DEN EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 15:00 1 10 PIT 30 Mike Wallace left end for 3 yards (tackle by Brian Dawkins and Champ Bailey) 14 10 0.94 0.8 20.5
4 14:13 2 7 PIT 33 Rashard Mendenhall right tackle for 1 yard (tackle by Wesley Woodyard) 14 10 0.8 0.23 22.6
4 13:28 3 6 PIT 34 Ben Roethlisberger pass incomplete deep right intended for Mike Wallace 14 10 0.23 -1.11 28.9
4 13:20 4 6 PIT 34 Daniel Sepulveda punts 48 yards, returned by Eddie Royal for 15 yards (tackle by Daniel Sepulveda) 14 10 -1.11 -1.14 29.0
4 13:09 1 10 DEN 33 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short right intended for Brandon Marshall (defended by Troy Polamalu) 14 10 1.14 0.59 26.0
4 13:02 2 10 DEN 33 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short right intended for Daniel Graham 14 10 0.59 -0.1 22.5
4 12:57 3 10 DEN 33 Kyle Orton pass complete short left to Brandon Marshall for 3 yards (tackle by Deshea Townsend) 14 10 -0.1 -0.98 18.5
4 12:16 4 7 DEN 36 Mitch Berger punts 24 yards 14 10 -0.98 -1.66 15.2
4 12:04 1 10 PIT 41 Rashard Mendenhall up the middle for 2 yards (tackle by D.J. Williams and Robert Ayers) 14 10 1.66 1.39 16.1
4 11:30 2 8 PIT 43 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short right to Hines Ward for 2 yards (tackle by Ty Law) 14 10 1.39 0.96 17.4
4 10:50 3 6 PIT 45 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short right to Santonio Holmes for 7 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey) 14 10 0.96 2.39 11.3
4 10:11 1 10 DEN 48 Rashard Mendenhall up the middle for 4 yards (tackle by Robert Ayers and Brian Dawkins) 14 10 2.39 2.39 10.7
4 9:31 2 6 DEN 44 Ben Roethlisberger pass incomplete short right intended for Limas Sweed (defended by Andre' Goodman) 14 10 2.39 1.69 12.6
4 9:27 3 6 DEN 44 Ben Roethlisberger pass incomplete deep middle intended for Heath Miller 14 10 1.69 0.33 18.5
4 9:21 4 6 DEN 44 Daniel Sepulveda punts 35 yards, fair catch by Eddie Royal 14 10 0.33 0.38 18.2
4 9:13 1 10 DEN 9 Correll Buckhalter left guard for no gain (tackle by Troy Polamalu) 14 10 -0.38 -0.78 16.1
4 8:39 2 10 DEN 9 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short middle intended for Brandon Marshall is intercepted by Troy Polamalu at DEN-23 and returned for -2 yards (tackle by Brandon Marshall) 14 10 -0.78 -3.91 5.2
4 8:31 1 10 DEN 25 Rashard Mendenhall right guard for 6 yards (tackle by Mario Haggan) 14 10 3.91 4.2 4.5
4 7:56 2 4 DEN 19 Rashard Mendenhall right end for -6 yards (tackle by Brian Dawkins) 14 10 4.2 2.68 7.5
4 7:12 3 10 DEN 25 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete deep middle to Mike Wallace for 25 yards, touchdown 20 10 2.68 7 1.4
4 Jeff Reed kicks extra point good 21 10 0 0 0.0
4 PIT 30 Jeff Reed kicks off 65 yards, returned by Kenny McKinley for 21 yards (tackle by Keiwan Ratliff) 21 10 0 0.67 0.0
4 6:57 1 10 DEN 26 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short right intended for Eddie Royal 21 10 0.67 0.13 0.7
4 6:51 2 10 DEN 26 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short right intended for Eddie Royal 21 10 0.13 -0.56 0.5
4 6:47 3 10 DEN 26 Kyle Orton sacked by Brett Keisel for 0 yards. Kyle Orton fumbles (forced by Brett Keisel), recovered by Casey Wiegmann at DEN-11 and returned for 1 yards. DEN challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was overturned. Kyle Orton pass incomplete 21 10 -0.56 -1.63 0.2
4 6:44 4 10 DEN 26 Mitch Berger punts 40 yards, returned by Mewelde Moore for 43 yards (tackle by Darcel McBath). Penalty on Keenan Lewis: Illegal Block Above the Waist, 10 yards 21 10 -1.63 -0.67 0.4
4 6:30 1 10 PIT 26 Rashard Mendenhall right tackle for -3 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey) 21 10 0.67 -0.28 0.7
4 5:45 2 13 PIT 23 Penalty on Rashard Mendenhall: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 21 10 -0.28 -1.05 0.7
4 5:18 2 18 PIT 18 Rashard Mendenhall left guard for 36 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey) 21 10 -1.05 2.52 0.0
4 4:49 1 10 DEN 46 Mewelde Moore up the middle for 1 yard (tackle by Mario Haggan) 21 10 2.52 2.11 0.0
4 4:04 2 9 DEN 45 Mewelde Moore left tackle for 12 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey and Renaldo Hill) 21 10 2.11 3.38 0.0
4 3:18 1 10 DEN 33 Mewelde Moore right guard for 2 yards (tackle by Marcus Thomas and Mario Haggan) 21 10 3.38 3.11 0.0
4 2:34 2 8 DEN 31 Mewelde Moore right tackle for 3 yards (tackle by D.J. Williams) 21 10 3.11 2.81 0.0
4 2:27 Timeout #2 by Denver Broncos 21 10 0 0
4 2:27 Timeout #1 by Pittsburgh Steelers 21 10 0 0
4 2:27 3 5 DEN 28 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short left to Hines Ward for 7 yards (tackle by Andre' Goodman) 21 10 2.81 4.17 0.0
4 2:22 1 10 DEN 21 Rashard Mendenhall up the middle for 18 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey) 21 10 4.17 6.51 0.0
4 2:00 1 3 DEN 3 Rashard Mendenhall up the middle for -1 yards (tackle by Mario Haggan). Replay Assistant challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was upheld. 21 10 6.51 5.34 0.0
4 1:35 Timeout #2 by Pittsburgh Steelers 21 10 0 0
4 1:35 2 4 DEN 4 Rashard Mendenhall up the middle for 1 yard (tackle by Kenny Peterson) 21 10 5.34 4.72 0.0
4 1:27 Timeout #3 by Denver Broncos 21 10 0 0
4 1:27 3 3 DEN 3 Ben Roethlisberger pass complete short right to Hines Ward for 3 yards, touchdown 27 10 4.72 7 0.0
4 Jeff Reed kicks extra point good 28 10 0 0 0.0
4 PIT 30 Jeff Reed kicks off 70 yards, touchback 28 10 0 0.28 0.0
4 1:22 1 10 DEN 20 Kyle Orton pass complete short right to Brandon Marshall for 12 yards (tackle by Deshea Townsend) 28 10 0.28 1.07 0.0
4 0:57 1 10 DEN 32 Kyle Orton pass complete short middle to Correll Buckhalter for 5 yards (tackle by James Harrison) 28 10 1.07 1.2 0.0
4 0:29 2 5 DEN 37 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short left intended for Knowshon Moreno 28 10 1.2 0.5 0.0
4 0:24 3 5 DEN 37 Kyle Orton pass incomplete short left intended for Eddie Royal is intercepted by Tyrone Carter at DEN-45 and returned for 5 yards (tackle by Tyler Polumbus) 28 10 0.5 -2.92 0.0
4 0:15 1 10 DEN 40 Ben Roethlisberger kneels for -1 yards 28 10 2.92 2.24 0.0
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Scoring plays are highlighted in green and accepted penalties are highlighted in gray, while changes of possession are denoted by a bold line. Expected points before and after are relative to the team possessing the ball at the start of the play (though kickoffs are assumed to be in possession of the receiving team).